Read on to see the awesome news! 

Wow! Is there anything higher than Cloud 9? Because I am on it!  This has been one heck of a weekend for Dracaena Wines.

First, on Friday, I received an inbox message on Facebook from a very good friend that said, “Congratulations on the SF Chronicle.”  I had known the results of the wine competition were going to be posted but didn’t know they already were live.  I immediately opened another tab on my computer and went to and scrolled through looking for our name. 

I took a deep breath and scanned across the page. Double Gold! I blinked, rubbed my eyes, and looked again. It still said Double Gold. I moved the mouse so that the arrow scanned across the column to triple confirm I wasn’t looking at the wrong line – and it was still there! Our 2015 Cabernet Franc received a Double Gold medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! Can you say happy dance??!!

honestly, not far from truth

I spent the entire weekend with a smile on my face that stretched ear to ear. I didn’t think anything could make me happier! Then I woke up Monday morning to an email that told me I am was a finalist for the Millésima Wine Blog Awards in the Food and Wine Pairing category (United States). There are 3 finalists, and the person that receives the most votes, gets a trip to Bordeaux!

The post I submitted is one that I really am extremely proud of. I wrote the post for a #WinePW chat about Portugal. Portugal’s Political History Affects It’s Culinary and Wine Culture #WinePW, tells the story of how Portugal’s wine industry is intimately intertwined with its political history. I had chosen Cabriz Colheita Selecionada as the wine and paired it with homemade empanadas.

As readers of my blog, I am asking for your help! In order for me to win this once in a lifetime opportunity, I need your votes! It is so simple. You do need to have Facebook though! Simply click the link below. You will be taken to the Facebook page where you can vote for Dracaena Wines! I would greatly appreciate it if you took a few moments out of your busy schedule to vote and if you would share this post to your friends I will be beyond grateful!!! If you didn’t click the link at the beginning of the post here is another chance so PLEASE VOTE HERE! 

Thank you for all of your support! 




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