The SFIWC is the largest and most influential wine competition in the United States. Founded in 1980, this year the competition was held for the thirty-sixth time in San Francisco’s Nikko Hotel, with the international jury judging wines between 9 and 12 June.  

According to the competition’s official press release, 4,618 wines were entered, with a large increase in the number of international entries, with Spain, Italy and Hungary demonstrating the highest growth in comparison to previous years.

The FurmintUSA promotion entered the majority of Hungarian wines in the competition, 100% of which were awarded a medal by the jury, resulting in them boasting three double gold, one gold, eight silver and four bronze. Among the Furmints, Tokaji Erzsébet Cellar’s Zafír Vineyard Selection 2012 figures as the most outstanding, receiving a ’Best’ rating in this category and racking up 95 points according to the international 100-point judging system.

Erzsébet Cellar, Zafír Furmint 2012


Double Gold, best in category:
Erzsébet Pince (Tokaj) Zafír Vineyard Selection 2012

Double Gold:
Holdvölgy (Mád) Vision 2013
St. Donát (Csopak) Estate Furmint 2014

Barta Pince (Mád) Furmint Szamorodni 2012

Majoros Pince (Tarcal) Deák Furmint 2013
St. Donát (Csopak) Márga Furmint 2013
Basilicus (Tokaj) Furmint-Hárslevelű 2012
Basilicus (Tokaj) Szamorodni 2012
Gróf Degenfeld (Tarcal) Furmint Off-Dry 2013
Gróf Degenfeld (Tarcal) Furmint Zomborka 2014
Erzsébet Pince (Tokaj) Estate Furmint 2012
Kvaszinger Pince (Olaszliszka) Estate Furmint 2013

Barta Pince (Mád) Öreg Király Furmint 2012
Béres Szőlőbirtok (Erdőbénye) Estate Furmint 2014
Béres Szőlőbirtok (Erdőbénye) Lőcse Furmint 2011
Holdvölgy (Mád) Hold and Holló 2012

In addition to those wines in the FurmintUSA promotion, the Mad Wine Kft. 2015 Furmint was also awarded a silver medal.

The full list of results can be found here.