Humboldt County Wine Wins Silver Medal

Press release provided by Stargazer Barn/ Trinity River Vineyards:

TRV-cabernet-sauvignonTrinity River Vineyard’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has won a silver medal at the Sunset International Wine Competition held in Menlo Park, CA. This is the first time a Humboldt County wine has placed in this elite competition.

This year’s competition had 2,900 entries from the United States and around the world, including France and Italy. The judging was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.

Trinity River Vineyard’s winemaker, Wil Franklin said,

“I am thrilled, we went head to head with some amazing wines, so honestly it was a very pleasant surprise.  This award will bring a lot more attention to the exceptional wines created in Humboldt County.”

The wine was created with grapes grown on the Trinity River, near Willow Creek in what is one of the most unique and remote American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in the United States.

Mr. Franklin continued,

“Humboldt County actually has an amazing climate for growing world class grapes and we have a wonderful group of knowledgeable, passionate winemakers right here in our community.”

Trinity River Vineyard’s wines are available in many local outlets, and online at which offers all the Trinity River Vineyards wines.



  • Its nice for Humbolt to be know for more than ,pot!

  • That makes sense because it gets plenty hot in Willow Creek yet I would guess they get a nice chill down most nights along with some nice alluvial soil.

  • 35 gallons of water to make a glass of wine, these jerky are the ones ducking dry our water sources, spray heavy chemicals and all this with zero ground cover! Suck it wineos! Alkali bunch of water hogs!

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