The 2019 Competition Has Ended

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Award Winners!!



Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2019 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 2020 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 1,400 entries from around the world were judged in 2019 ...

... by 32 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
Barbara Jimenez Herrero Enologist and Agronomic Engineer
Bonnie Villacampa Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
Doris Miculan Bradley Professor-Sommelier-Certified Chef
Elizabeth Caravati “PR Manager, Fine Wine & Craft Spirits, Constellation Brands, WSET Level 3
Ellen Landis Wine Journalist/Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator
Erika Sato Certified Sommelier
Francois Coté Sommelier - Wine Judge of Canada
Harvey Reissig Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Cornell University
Holly Howell Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
Jamal Rayyis Journalist
Jeffrey Cope Blogger/Owner
John Salvi Master of Wine
Kristina Wolf Owner of the N.O.S.E. - the Nature Of Spirit Experience
Leonardo Castellani President of VINAR
Linda King Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
Lorraine Hems Wine Educator, CS, CWE, CSS, CWJ
Luiz Alberto Wine Educator/Italian Wine Ambassador
Lukas Berta
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
Pablo Ugarte Executive Director, Catad'Or Wine Awards
Peter Koff Master of Wine/President Fairest Cape Beverage Company
Petronella Salvi Sommelier
Ron Nowak Founder: SWE/Educator/Consultant/ What’s in Your Glass
Steve Kampers Certified AWS Judge/International Wine Judge Intervin/Wine Judges of Canada
Tim O'Connor Surgeon, Wine Instructor
William Frank Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society
Zbynek Ziska Winemaker, Mikrosvin Mikulov & Zamecke winery Bzene, Czech republic