Tasting at the Salinas Valley Fair in May. Check in at montereywinecompetition.com for more details on this as the competition approaches.
New this year, we will be offering judging “training” to enology students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to begin developing the future wine judging pool and to give students an insight into this facet of the wine industry.
Thank you for taking the time to consider the Monterey International Wine Competition - we hope that it's a fit for your marketing strategy, and we look forward to celebrating your winemaking achievements!
Rich Cook, Director
Judges will award Silver honors to wines that demonstrate above average character for the wine type and place of origin. Gold honors will be awarded to wines that rise above a straightforward recommendation.
Platinum awards will be reserved for wines nominated for Best of Show in these categories:
All judges will participate in the tasting evaluation and vote for Best of Show and Wine of the Year. Judges will taste all wines blind, but may ask for information about place of origin or grape varieties included in a blend. Producer, price and vintage will not be disclosed until the close of the competition. The Director may, at his discretion, recognize outstanding performances by an individual winery or importer following tabulation of all results. Awards will be announced at www.montereywinecompetition.com and by regular mail.