All for a good cause

Raise a Glass Foundation, our judges and our wineries

support charities around the world.

All for a good cause

Raise a Glass Foundation, our judges and our wineries

support charities around the world.

Welcome to the Competition!

GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION to be held in Rochester, NY, on Saturday/Sunday, May 4-5, 2024.

Open to all commercial wineries around the world. OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

~ Registration for 2024 is now OPEN ~

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. This year's 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 this year's esteemed panel of Judges...

Enter your wines

You can ENTER ONLINE 

Questions

Shipping contact

Larry Krech
585-766-3296
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If you are local and prefer to drop-off your entries at our warehouse, please call 585-944-4611 to make an appointment.

Competition & Billing contact

Tracey Dreisbach
585-703-8185
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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.