The NEW date for next year is April 28-29, 2018

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include 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.

Competition Results

Over 1,000 wines from 12 countries were judged ...

... by 25 judges representing 9 countries over 2 days of competition ...

... and the Results Are In!


Name Title
Alex Kolundzic Winemaker, Pillitteri Estates Winery Canada
Bonnie Villacampa Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
Christopher O'Gorman Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Don Bombace Owner, Bombace Wines & Spirits
Doris Miculan Bradley Professor-Sommelier-Certified Chef
Ellen Landis Wine Journalist/Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator
Francois Coté Sommelier - Wine Judge of Canada
Holly Howell Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
Hope Alexander SWE, International Judge
Ivana Kovarikova International Wine Judge
Jon Link CS, CSW Sales Consultant, Winebow NY
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
Matthew Kristofik Past Chairman of American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Michael A Schaefer, CWE Certified Wine Educator
Richard Irr Owner, Pere Jacques Imports
Rick Allen
Scott Osborn President and Co-Owner of Fox Run Vineyards
Tim O'Connor Surgeon, Wine Instructor


Name Title
Chris Van Zile-Stabins Judge Liaison