Vineyard & Winery Management – 2014 Grand Harvest Awards


Tondre 2011 Pinot won Gold, and BEST OF CLASS!

Tondre 2012 Chardonnay won a DOUBLE GOLD!


Established in 1990, this is the only wine-judging event in North America that is based on Terroir – a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine.

In other competitions, this factor is ignored. At the Grand Harvest, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.

Beyond the determination of medals, the Grand Harvest Awards affords its winners a unique selling proposition-its Terroir ranked against its competitors. A medal in this wine competition not only gives your wine prestige and selling power, it adds talking points in your retail room. Favorable awards support increased local and regional sales. A win in Grand Harvest can put your wine into a whole new sales category. 

According to 2014 GHA spokesperson, Christopher Sawyer, “The Grand Harvest Awards is a judge’s dream come true. Beyond varietal category and price point, this one-of-a-kind competition is based on appellation instead of mass-production. The end result is more definition of the wines made with grapes inside the boundaries of a specific viticultural area and distinct flavors that have helped wines rise to the top of the scale in the global marketplace.”


  1. Phil Schmiege |

    Where can I buy a bottle of the 2011 Pinot Nior in memory of Tondre and Yvonne.

    Phil and Carol from Michigan.

  2. peggy martin |

    Love your website. Sounds like great things are going on with vineyards and those wonderful wines.
    Bill and Peggy Martin

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