Welcome to the Competition!

To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table.


Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2022 competition has the greatest group of international judges in North America - the most influential people in the wine industry, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, retailers, importers and wine industry writers and consultants. Introducing our 2022 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 900 entries from around the world were judged in 2022 ...

... by 24 judges over 2 days of competition ...

... click MORE to see the Results!

Enter your wines

You can ENTER ONLINE or DOWNLOAD THE FORMS.  Enter all required information and submit online - or mail or fax entry forms to us.

When entering more wines than the downloaded entry form provides, please photocopy the entry form pages. 


Shipping contact

John Cordeiro
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If you are local and prefer to drop-off your entries at our warehouse, please call 585-770-1022 to make an appointment.

Competition & Billing contact

Jeff Stabins
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The Great American International Wine Competition is open to all commercial wineries from anywhere in the world. Wine may be entered by the winery, or by their distributors and/or importers.

Please carefully review the Class Listing and choose the correct class entry number for your wine. 

Every wine entry must include a class entry code number, as listed in this form. We reserve the right to change a wine class number if we deem it necessary.

The information you enter in the 'Made from (%)'  section of each entry will appear on the Judge’s Scoring Sheet. Please provide accurate information on the percentage of grapes in your wine, e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%. DO NOT include tasting notes or marketing text.

Residual Sugar information may be entered in as %RS (common in US) or g/l (common outside US).

The price information requested is for suggested retail value in the United States. All prices must be listed in US Dollars. All wines should be priced according to the bottle size entered (eg. $30.00 per 750ml.)

Please make sure to ship FOUR (4) bottles per entry.

All competition results will be available posted within 7 days of the competition.

Notification by mail and awards will be sent to all winners.