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 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!


Name Title
Alex Kolundzic Winemaker, Pillitteri Estates Winery Canada
Andrejka Gazovic CEO at Vino Feel - Wine Tourism Board
Bonnie Villacampa Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
Celina Pennisi Sommelier
Christopher O'Gorman Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Don Bombace Owner, Bombace Wines & Spirits
Doris Miculan Bradley Professor-Sommelier-Certified Chef
Edward Korry Department Chair and Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts
Francois Coté Sommelier - Wine Judge of Canada
Holly Howell Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
Ivana Kovarikova International Wine Judge
Jamal Rayyis Journalist
John Salvi Master of Wine
Leonardo Castellani President of VINAR
Linda King Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
Lubos Barta Editor-in-Chief/SOMMELIER
Marin Berovic Member & Chairman of European Wine Competitions, European Wine Knights
Martin Palz Consulting Winemaker
Matthew Kristofik Past Chairman of American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Michael Gelven Online retailer, Wine Writer, CWE
Michele Padberg Owner, Vivac Winery, Certified Sommelier
Natashia Remchuk Sommelier & Wine Judge
Pablo Ugarte Executive Director, Catad'Or Wine Awards
Patrick Farrell Master of Wine, Wine Educator and Writer/President & CEO of BevWizard
Peter Koff Master of Wine/President Fairest Cape Beverage Company
Ron Nowak Founder: SWE/Educator/Consultant/ What’s in Your Glass
Scott Osborn President and Co-Owner of Fox Run Vineyards
William Frank Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society