Amateur Wine Entry

2017 Amateur Wine Competition

Amateur Wine Entry Rules

A. An amateur is one who makes wine as a hobby.
B. Danish System of Judging, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals offered per class.
C. An amateur is 21 years of age and over who does not have an enology degree, nor works in a winery in any winemaking capacity, and no part of his livelihood is derived from commercial wine production.
D. A written critique of each wine will be available to the exhibitor of the wine.
E. An entry consists of two bottles of your wine.
F. Label: Identify bottle with exhibitor name, class number & wine type prior to delivery.
G. The judging bottles should not have a "cork topper" or foil. Display and label contest bottle can be finished with foil top.
H. Percent residual sugar in the wine must be listed on the entry form.
I. Exhibits that are not picked up within the release time will be discarded

Entries open August 1, 2017

2017 Amateur Label Winners

Traditional

FIRST PLACE: 2013 Hat Trick Cab Sauv Gary Comstock
SECOND PLACE: 2013 Estate Pinot Noir Steve Perkins
THIRD PLACE: Zinfiandel Collage Label James & Bill Paterson

Humorous 

FIRST PLACE: 2013 Brows & Stache Mato Herceg & Tony Dimond
SECOND PLACE: 2013 Chateu- Moo-ray Murray & Taybi
THIRD PLACE: 2012 Plymouth Court Remo Morelli

2016 Amateur Sweepstakes Winners

Joseph Hansen, Petite Sirah, 2013
2016 Finest Red Amateur Wine

Bob Bennett, Chardonnay, 2013
2016 Finest White Amateur Wine

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2015 Amateur Wine Competition

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2014 Amateur Wine Competition

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2014 Amateur Label Competition & Sweepstakes Winners

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2013 Amateur Wine Competition

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