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!

Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator

Linda is retired as winemaker from RagApple Lassie Vineyards in NC. She has been a winemaker for 45 years. Linda currently has a consulting business titled Linda King Consulting, LLC, which specializes in winemaking, wine appreciation, and wine education. She is an internationally certified wine judge and has judged all over the United States and Canada. As a lifetime member of over 35 years in the American Wine Society, Linda has served on that Board of Directors, run the AWS Wine Judge Certification Program, and was voted Most Outstanding National Member in 1993.