Welcome to the 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 2021 competition has 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. Introducing our 2021 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 900 entries from around the world were judged in 2020 ...

... by 24 judges 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.