WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition Results:
With 3,111 entries, the event is once again the largest wine competition of its kind in the world!
Wines were judged on April 11-13, 2014 at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, Vermont.
- 3,111 Total Entries
- 910 Total Wine Flights
- 1,712 Total Judging Hours
- 50 American States Represented
- 6 Canadian Provinces Represented
- 7 Countries Represented
From April 11 to 13, 2014, a grand total of 3,111 different wines were judged at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. This year's competition was again the largest wine competition of its kind in the world. The 3,111 entries arrived from hobby winemakers throughout North America in all 50 American states and 6 Canadian provinces and as far away as Turkey and Australia. It continues to be the single largest and most diverse collection of hobby wines assembled annually under one roof.
Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 910 flights, examining each wine using the UC-Davis 20-point wine scale evaluating appearance, aroma, taste, aftertaste and overall impression. The wines were entered in 50 different categories and included an astonishing array of varietals and wine styles. Kit wines competed alongside fresh-grape entries in this blind tasting.
Entries were awarded gold, silver, bronze and best of show medals based on the average score given by the judging panel. The Grand Champion wine medal was the top overall scoring wine across all categories. The Club of the Year was given to the club whose members won the most medals and the Retailer of the Year and U-Vint of the Year awards were given to the winemaking supply stores whose customers outperformed other similar shops.
Finally the Winemaker of the Year award was given to the individual entrant who has the highest average score across their top 5 scoring wines in the competition.
Congratulations to everyone who won a medal, and a sincere thanks to our sponsors, Judging Director, Gene Spaziani, Competition Director, Ric Quental, events coordinator Jannell Kristiansen, our judges, competition volunteers, and, of course, everyone who took time to enter.
We are already busy planning for the 2015 edition of this competition so get your wines ready for the March 6, 2015 entry deadline! Cheers and thanks for entering your wines!
Grand Champion Wine
Winemaker of the Year
Retailer of the Year
U-Vint of the Year
Club of the Year
Best of Show Mead
Best of Show Estate Grown
Best of Show Red
Best of Show White
Best of Show Dessert
Best of Show Country Fruit
Paul B. Henry â€¢ Temple, PA
100% Strawberry 2012
Best of Show Sparkling
Best of Show Kit/Concentrate