The Competition


2017 Entry Form
2017 Entry Guide

Award Categories
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: sparkling, rose, white, red and dessert. 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 and by regular mail.

General Questions:
Lauren Hamilton
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Competition Questions:
Rich Cook, Director
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TJ Plew
Rich Cook
Cellar Master:
Paul Slocum
Lauren Hamilton
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Cindy Escobar
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Judy Hostetter
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Robert Hostetter
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Sharon Pursley