Enter the 2019 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 GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2018 competition had 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. Stay tuned for our 2019 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 1,000 wines from 15 countries were judged in 2018 ...

... by 30 judges representing 12 countries over 2 days of competition ...

... click MORE to see the Results!

For all NY wineries, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation will pay 25% of your entry fee to this competition. It is very easy to take part in this savings.

If you are entering online:

  1. ENTER your wines into the competition
  2. On the CHECKOUT page, select CHECK for payment
  3. SUBMIT your entries - you will receive a Submission Confirmation Email
  4. Send a copy of this email along with $41.25 per entry (75% of the entry fee) to: 
    New York Wine & Grape Foundation
    Attn: Kim Hughes
    800 South Main Street, Suite 200
    Canandaigua, NY 14424

If you are entering by mail or fax:

  1. Download and complete the entry form
  2. Select CHECK for payment
  3. Make a copy of the form and mail or fax the original to the Competition
  4. Mail the copy along with $41.25 per entry (75% of the entry fee) to the NYWGF address above 

Shipping Your Wines

Each shipping box must have a SAMPLES ONLY label attached to the outside (click here to download and print this label)

Ship your entries to:
Raise A Glass Foundation Warehouse
763 Linden Avenue
Suite 2
Rochester, NY 14625
585-770-1022

Wines must be received by April 20, 2019

If you are located in the western half of NY, we have arranged the following drop off locations for your wines.  We will be picking up all entries on April 21st – this will save you the shipping fees. 

Finger Lakes Region:

Fox Run Vineyards - Contact Scott, Grace or Ross

670 NY 14, Penn Yan, NY

800-636-9786

Swedish Hill Vineyard & Winery - Contact David or Jean Peterson

4565 NY 414, Romulus, NY

607-403-0029

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery - Contact – Debbie Wagner

9322 NY 414, Lodi, NY 

607-582-6450

Niagara Region:

Arrowhead Springs Vineyard - Contact Robin Ross

4746 Townline Rd, Lockport, NY

716-434-8030

Erie Region:

Merritt Estates Winery  - Contact Jason Merritt

2264 King Rd., Forrest Ville, NY

888-965-4800

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