From April 28 - 30, 2006, a record total of 2,417 different wines were judged at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. The 2006 edition of the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition represented the largest and most diverse collection of amateur wines ever assembled. The 2,417 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living in over 40 American states and 8 Canadian provinces. Over the course of three days, judging panels worked through over 450 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. Judges awarded gold, silver,bronze and best of show medals to every wine considered worthy. Below, click on the pdf document listing all the winners. Congratulations to everyone who won a medal, and a sincere thanks to our sponsors, judging director Gene Spaziani, competition director Ric Quental, our judges, competition volunteers and of course everyone who took time to enter.
Note: The results pdf file is 5.1 MB in size. Please allow enough time to download.