From April 22 - 24, 2005, a total of 2,247 different wines were judged at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. The 2005 edition of the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition represented the largest and most diverse collection of amateur wines ever assembled. The 2,247 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living in 46 American states, 7 Canadian provinces and as far away as Israel. Over the course of three days, judging panels worked through over 400 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 23 MB in size. Please allow enough time to download.