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2003 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition Winners!

1,499 entries
287 wine flights
221 total judging hours
41 American states
8 Canadian provinces
4 countries

Walking into a large ballroom packed with 1,499 wine bottles organized into 287 wine flights is a pretty incredible sight, especially for any wine lover. The variety of wine styles alone is remarkable. From a jalapeño wine made in Texas to a backyard estate grown Zinfandel from Sonoma, each bottle has its own story and reflects all the hard work, fun and pride that goes into producing your own wine. The number of entries arriving here for our second contest in Vermont practically doubled over last year’s event making this the largest amateur wine competition held in North America.

The 1,499 entries representing 50 different categories were judged on December 6 and 7 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. The judges used a 20-point rating scale developed by UC-Davis to evaluate each wine. More than 600 medals were awarded at the end of the weekend to the best wines. The medalists are listed on the following pages. This list is a well-deserved pat on the back to the winning winemakers for a job well done. Fellow winemakers can also learn from the winners about possible blending percentages and varietal combinations to consider. The following pages can also be used as a third-party list of specific kits that scored well in the blind judging.

Just as last year, kit wines competed alongside fresh-fruit and juice entries in almost every category. New this year were some additional awards based on total medals won at the competition by an individual (WineMaker of the Year), a winemaking retailer’s customers (Retailer of the Year) and a winemaking club’s members (Club of the Year). Congratulations to the winners of these new awards!

And congratulations to everyone who won a medal and a big thank you to our sponsors and staff and volunteers that made this event not only bigger, but more importantly, better.

Grand Champion Wine

Rex Johnston and Barbara Bentley
Walnut Creek, CA
100% Olallieberry 2002

SPONSOR: RJ Spagnols

Best of Show Red

Saverio Anfuso
Des Plaines, IL

100% Zinfandel
2001

SPONSOR: Wine Art Indianapolis

Best of Show White

Donald St. Claire

Portola Valley, CA

100% Chardonnay 2002

SPONSOR: Brew King

Best of Show Country Fruit

Joseph Zappon
Euless, TX

Brew King Island Mist Peach/Apricot Chardonnay 2001

SPONSOR: Steinbart Wholesale

Best of Show Sparkling

Richard Anthony Simmons

Pagosa Springs, CO

Sparkling Brew King Island Mist Peach/Apricot Chardonnay 2003

Best of Show Mead

Ed Walkowski
Dalton, PA

Clover Honey, Apple Cider, Assorted Spices 2002

SPONSOR: Brew Your Own magazine

Best of Show Dessert

Juliana Romani
Napa, CA

100% Pinot Grigio Late Harvest/Ice Wine 2002

SPONSOR: Vineco International Products

Best of Show Kit / Concentrate

Ralph Bacon
Mukilteo, WA

RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Harvest Malbec 2002

SPONSOR: White Labs, Inc.

Retailer of the Year

Keystone Homebrew
Montgomeryville, PA

WineMaker of the Year

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC

SPONSOR: Advintage Distribution

Club of the Year

Full Mooners of Kentucky

White Native American Varietal

Sponsor: Logic, Inc.

Gold

Marian Manor
Virginia Beach, VA

100% Scuppernong 2003

Silver

Michael J. Kovacina
Lyndhurst, OH

100% Niagara 2001

Michael T. Way
Kingsport, TN

100% Carlos Muscadine 2002

Bronze

Michael T. Way
Kingsport, TN

100% Cuyuga White

J. Garry Wrobleski
Peckville, PA

100% Diamond 2002

Red Native American Varietal

Sponsor: Homebrew Adventures

Gold

Jackson R. Reddaway
Camas, WA

100% Concord 2002

Jim Wight
Shepherdsville, KY

100% Concord 2002

Silver

Calvin Hale Columbia, MO
100% Norton 2001

Matthew LaMons
Belleville, IL
100% Norton Nouveau 2003

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
90% Norton 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Bronze

Alan Evans & Calvin Carstensen
Kent, OH
100% Concord 2001

Dennis and Linda Carter
Crosby, TX
100% Muscadine 2002

Calvin Hale
Columbia, MO
100% Norton 2002

Matthew LaMons
Belleville, IL
100% Norton 2002

James Landrum
Louisville, KY
100% Concord 2002

Chris Overcash
Moorsville, NC
100% Muscadine 2003

Blush/Rosé Native American

Sponsor: Thomas Scientific

Gold

Denise R. Hoover
Sidney, OH
100% Concord 2003

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
100% Concord 2002

Joseph Therasse
Edinboro, PA
90% Steuben 10% Niagara 2002

Silver

Jim Wight
Shepherdsville, KY

80% Diamond 20% Concord 2002

Bronze

Calvin Hale
Columbia, MO

100% Norton 2002

White French-American Hybrid Varietal

Sponsor: Homebrew Heaven

Gold

Charles A. Franke
St. Charles, MO
100% Vidal 2002

Dennis W. Higgins
Soddy Daisy, TN
100% Estate Grown Lakemont 2000

Tom Kiel
Sagamore Hills, OH
100% Vidal 2002

Silver

Maurice Ranc
York, PA

100% Vidal Blanc 2002

Bronze

Charles A. Franke
St. Charles, MO
100% Seyval 2002

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Traminette 2002

Tom Kiel
Sagamore Hills, OH
100% Chardonel 2002

Michael T. Lakomek
Munster, IN
100% Vidal 2002

Walter S. Vinoski
Ruffs Dale, PA
100% Vignoles 2002

Rick Walker
Forestville, NY
100% Vidal Blanc 2002

Jerry Watson
Cat Springs, TX
100% Blanc Du Bois

White French-American Hybrid Blend
Gold

Robert A. Herold
Vernon, CT

60% Traminette 40% Vidal 2002

Bronze

Tony Carreiro
East Hartford, CT

50% Seyval 50% Cuyuga 2002

Red French-American Hybrid Varietal

Sponsor: Double A Vineyards

Gold

James Humphreys
Creal Springs, IL

100% Chambourcin 2002

Silver

William L. Bost
Murphysboro, IL

100% Chambourcin 2001

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY

100% Chambourcin 2002

Bronze

Stephen Eubanks
Dallas, TX
100% Chambourcin 2002

Rob Fassinger
Natrona Heights, PA
100% Chambourcin 2002

Jack Mandula
Alpharetta, GA
100% Chambourcin 2002

Maurice Ranc
York, PA
100% Chambourcin 2002

Red or White French-American Late Harvest and Ice Wine
Bronze

Jim Wight
Shepherdsville, KY

100% Vidal 2002

Chardonnay

Sponsor: Leener’s Brew Works

Gold

Jim Allen
Columbus, OH
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

John Arthurs
Markham, ON
Wine Kitz Ultimate Chardonnay 2002

Thomas Ditty
Elkins, WV
100% Chardonnay 2001

Shawn Fitzsimmons
Flake City, MN
Brew King Selection International Australian Chardonnay 2002

Jeffrey T. Judge
Leesburg, VA
100% Chardonnay 2002

Curt Jutzi
Lake Oswego, OR
100% Chardonnay 2002

Philip Myers
Cellarsville, PA
100% Chardonnay 2002

Silver

Joseph D. Anselmo
Prosper, TX
Brew King Selection International French Chardonnay 2003

Michael Bones
Gatineau, QC
RJ Spagnols Signature Series Chilean Chardonnay 1999

Michele T. Bordo
Pointe-Claire, QC
Heron Bay Chardonnay 2003

Victor Boutier
Kennesaw, GA
100% Chardonnay 2002

Jim Brandeberry
Enon, OH
100% Chardonnay 2001

Luke Capotosto
Cranston, RI
100% Chardonnay

Robert Edworthy
Surrey, BC
RJ Spagnols En Primeur Australian Chardonnay 2003

Albert Everett
Woodinville, WA
Brew King Selection International French Chardonnay 2002

Kent Fried
Phoenixville, PA
100% Chardonnay

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
Brew King Selection Estate Series BC Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2002

Peter Mills
Halifax, NS
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

Daniel Pambianchi
D.D.O., QC
100% Chardonnay 2000

Matt Powroznik
Southampton, PA
100% Chardonnay 2002

Leigh Seippel
Cold Spring, NY
100% Chardonnay 2001

Laurence Seluk
Northville, MI
100% Chardonnay 2000

Matthew Sweeny
Burnsville, MN
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

Walter S. Vinoski
Ruffs Dale, PA
100% Chardonnay 2002

Bronze

Robert Thomas and Gerald Gentile
West Haven, CT
100% Chardonnay 2001

Cary Goldstein
Novelty, OH
100% Chardonnay 2002

Lynn Johnston
Boise, ID
100% Chardonnay 2002

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

Linda Lassen
Greenfield Park, QC
Advintage French Collection Chardonnay 2002

Peter Mills
Halifax, NS
Brew King Selection International Series Australian Chardonnay 2001

Dan Mouer
Richmond, VA
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

Dan Mouer
Richmond, VA
Brew King Selection Estate Series BC Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2002

Daniel Pambianchi
D.D.O.
QC
100% Chardonnay 2001

Terri Pendree
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase BC Chardonnay 2002

Terri Pendree
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase Chilean Chardonnay 2002

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection International Australian Chardonnay 2003

Michael S. Walter
Valparaiso, IN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Chardonnay

Shawn D. West
Raleigh, NC
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002

Chenin Blanc
Bronze

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC

Brew King Selection Chamblaise 2003

Gewürztraminer

Sponsor: St. Louis Wine & Beermaking

Gold

Dave McChesney
New Market, ON

Vineco Kendall Ridge Classic Gewürztraminer 2003

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY

100% New York Gewürztraminer 2002

Silver

W.P. Cagnolatti
Baton Rouge, LA

Brew King Selection Gewürztraminer 2002

Maurice Ranc
York, PA

100% Gewürztraminer 2002

Bronze

Amanda Randall-Weber and Matthew Weber
Tucson, AZ
Cellar Craft Washington State Gewürztraminer 2002

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
100% Brehm Gewürztraminer 2002

John and Nancy Pritchard
Chilliwack, BC
Cellar Craft Washington State Gewürztraminer 2002

Riesling

Sponsor: Hobby Beverage Equipment

Gold

Lee Goodman
Baltimore, MD
100% Riesling 2002

Robert Graham
Vancouver, BC
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Harvest Riesling Auslese 2003

Rick Halajcsik
Oceanside, CA
Brew King Selection Johannisberg Riesling 2002

Tom Mattfeld
St. Peter, MN
90% Yakima Valley Riesling 10% Orange Muscat 2001

Ed Walkowski
Dalton, PA
100% Riesling 2001

Bronze

Jim Brandeberry
Enon, OH
100% Riesling 2002

Estelle Doucette
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Bin 49 Johannisberg Riesling 2002

Bruce Farmer
Winnipeg, MB
Brew King Selection Estate Series Washington Columbia Valley Riesling 2002

Walter S. Vinoski
Ruffs Dale, PA
100% Riesling 2002

Sauvignon Blanc
Gold

Thomas Ditty
Elkins, WV

100% botrytis infected Sauvignon Blanc 2001

John Arthurs Markham
ON

Wine Kitz Ultimate Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Silver

Doug Browning
Denville, MJ
100% Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Paulette Di Angi
Osterville, MA
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Estelle Doucette
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase French Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Sauvignon Blanc

Michael Raschko
Sammamish, WA
Brew King Vintners Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection Ruisseau Blanc 2003

Bronze

Rick Halajcsik
Oceanside, CA
100% Lodi Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Roger MacWilliamson
Hollister, CA
100% Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
100% Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Other White Vinifera Varietals
Gold

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Cellar Craft Limited Edition Yakima Pinot Gris 2003

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Trebbiano di Soave 2003

Lou and Ann Bustos
Fort Wayne, IN
Brew King Selection Müller-Thurgau 2003

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Kerner 2002

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Scheurebe
Tyrone Hollie
Coopersburg, PA
Brew King Selection Müller-Thurgau 2002

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
100% Muscat Canelli 2002

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Okanagan Optima 2002

Silver

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Cellar Craft Limited Edition Yakima Viognier 2003

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Ortega 2001

Victor Hipsley
Columbus, OH
100% Pinot Grigio 2002

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
100% Muscat 2002

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
100% Musette 2002

John Olsen
Snohomish, WA
100% Viognier 2002

Bronze

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Cellar Craft Yakima Viognier 2002

Joseph D. Anselmo
Prosper, TX
Brew King Vintners Reserve Passport Italian Pinot Grigio 2003

Susan Duro
Mansfield, MA
RJ Spagnols Vino del Vida Fumé Blanc
Deidree Ellingham
New Westminster, BC
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Symphony 2001

Kenny Grossi
Grimsby, ON
100% Pinot Gris 2000

David L. Hull
Ona, WV
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Symphony 2002

Raymond Kijak
Bensalem, PA
100% Pinot Grigio

Richard T. Knowles
Cedar Run, NJ
100% French Columbard 2002

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA
100% Trebbiano di Soave 2002

Matthew LaMons
Belleville, IL
100% Pinot Grigio 2003

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
100% Viognier 2001

Larry Paterson
Peterborough, ON
100% Morio Muscat 2002

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Okanagan Pinot Blanc 2002

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Yakima Viognier 2002

Colin Swanston
Winnipeg, MB
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Oregon Pinot Gris 2001

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection International Italian Pinot Grigio 2003

White Vinifera Bordeaux Style Blends
Silver

David D. Martin
Edmond, OK

Brew King Vintners Reserve Bordailles Blanc 2003

Other White Vinifera Blends
Gold

Royale Brown
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Bin 49 Liebfraumilch 2003

Royale Brown
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Legacy Piesporter 2003

Craig Swanston
Winnipeg, MB
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Riesling/Gewürztraminer 2003

Silver

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
RJ Spagnols Vino del Vida Liebfraumilch 2002

John and Nancy Pritchard
Chilliwack, BC
Cellar Craft Limited Release Trio du Pays Blanc 2002

Michael S. Walters
Valparaiso, IN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Piesporter Style

Bronze

John Cole
Pensacola, FL
50% Semillion 50% Chardonnay 2001

Dan Mouer
Richmond, VA
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Riesling/Gewürztraminer 2002

Kurtis Roy
Strathmore, AB
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Riesling/Gewürztraminer 2003

Michael T. Way
Kingsport, TN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Piesporter Style 2003

W.P. Cagnolatti
Baton Rouge, LA
Brew King Selection Piesporter Style 2003

Cabernet Franc

Sponsor: Red Star Yeast

Gold

Laurence Seluk
Northville, MI

100% Cabernet Franc 2001

Silver

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA

100% Cabernet Franc

Louis M Piancone, Jr.
Piscataway, NJ

100% Cabernet Franc 2002

Bronze

Donald G. Bundren
Paso Robles, CA
100% Cabernet Franc 2001

Deanna Falcone
Hammonton, NJ
75% Cabernet Franc 25% Syrah 2002

Dave McChesney
New Market, ON
Vineco Legacy Cabernet Franc 2003

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Limited Release Cabernet Franc 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sponsor: Beer and Wine Hobby

Gold

Michael L. Bratton
Roanoke, VA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

P.M. Dixon II
Morse, TX
100% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon

P.M. Dixon II
Morse, TX
100% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

P.M. Dixon II
Morse, TX
100% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon

Denny K. Fong
Salinas, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cary Goldstein
Novelty, OH
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
100% Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
100% Sonoma Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Philip G. Levine
Herzhiyah, Israel
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Lee Miller
Stockton, CA
96% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Zinfandel

Clint Noyes
Monroe, WA
79% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot 4% Syrah 2000

John Olsen
Snohomish, WA
78% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc 2001

Louis M Piancone, Jr.
Piscataway, NJ
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Maurice Ranc
York, PA
90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 2002

Frank Raposo
Montreal, QC
Wine Art Gold Cabernet Sauvignon

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection International French Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Ray Willie
Selden, NY
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Robert P. Willis
Lincoln, RI
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Steve and Joyce Yates
Lockwood, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337) 2002

Silver

Frank Calcagni and Anthony Di Chiaro
North Providence, RI
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

John Arthurs
Markham, ON
Wine Kitz Ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Donald G. Bundren
Paso Robles, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Robert Edworthy
Surrey, BC
RJ Spagnols En Primeur Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Bruce Farmer
Winnipeg, MB
Brew King Selection Estate Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Denny K. Fong
Salinas, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
92% Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Malbec 2002

Jack Mart
Indianapolis, IN
Brew King Selection Estate Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols En Primeur California Cabernet Sauvignon

Frank D’Aponte and Rich Trawinski
Freehold, NJ
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

David Salaba
Doylestown, PA
80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 2002

Adam Scattini
Templeton, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Bronze

Richard M. Jr. & Janine Bowser
Bath, PA
Brew King Selection Estate Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Dennis Caviglia
Reno, NV
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

James Cravy
Napa, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

P.M. Dixon II
Morse, TX
100% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cary Goldstein
Novelty, OH
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Kenny Grossi
Grimsby, ON
Brew King Vineyard Select Juice plus pressed skins 2001

David L. Hull
Ona, WV
Brew King Selection Estate Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Philip G. Levine
Herzhiyah, Israel
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Richard Morel
Pelhem, NY
90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 2002

Bill Morris
Hudson, OH
100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols Signature Series Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Dave Richarbach
Burlingame, CA
100% Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Steve Schmitt
Valley Park, MO
100% Illinois Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection International Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Dave Williams
Amherst, NH
Brew King Selection Estate Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Steve and Joyce Yates
Lockwood, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337) 2002

Steve and Joyce Yates
Lockwood, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337) 2001

Merlot

Sponsor: Grape & Granary

Gold

Royale Brown
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Classic Merlot 2002

Royale Brown
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Legacy Merlot 2003

Sam DeSimone
Elmhurst, IL
100% Merlot 2002

Donald E. Gauntner
Seven Valleys, PA
100% Merlot 2002

Cary Goldstein
Novelty, OH
100% Merlot 2002

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase French Merlot 2003

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Collection Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Maurice Ranc
York, PA
100% Merlot 2002

Mark Simpson
Vancouver, BC
100% Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Michael Southard
Solon, OH
98% Merlot 2% Red Blend 2002

Scott Stice
Minden, NV
97% Merlot 3% Pinot Noir 2002

Robert Weldon
Santa Maria, CA
100% Merlot 1999

Silver

David D. Celani
Gloucester, RI
100% Merlot 2002

G.P. “Gib” DeLisle
Lafayette, LA
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Merlot 2001

Lee Goodman
Baltimore, MD
75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Jake Minneti, Dave Benedetto and Jim Dwyer
Youngstown, OH
100% Merlot 2002

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
100% Carneros Merlot

David Leonard
Sacramento, CA
100% Lodi Merlot

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols Vino del Vida Merlot 2003

Nicolas Nguyen
Nashville, TN
100% Merlot 2001

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Washington Merlot 2002

Martha Rubino
Pittsburgh, PA
90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

John Elmer & Sandra Curry
Blackhawk, CA
100% Merlot 2002

Dave Stacy
Sugar Land, TX
100% Merlot 2002

Bronze

John Arthurs
Markham, ON
Wine Kitz Sommelier Series Washington State Merlot 2002

Sam DeSimone
Elmhurst, IL
100% Merlot 2001

Paulette Di Angi
Osterville, MA
RJ Spagnols Bolero Italian Style Merlot 2003

Kenny Grossi
Grimsby, ON
Cellar Craft Washington Merlot 2002

Tyrone Hollie
Coopersburg, PA
Brew King Selection Estate Napa Valley Stag’s Leap Merlot 2002

Philip G. Levine
Herzhiyah, Israel
100% Merlot 2002

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Merlot 2003

John and Nancy Pritchard
Chilliwack, BC
Cellar Craft Washington Merlot 2002

Mark Simpson
Vancouver, BC
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Merlot 2003

Joseph S. Stanjones Jr.
Northport, NY
Brew King Selection International Merlot 2002

Mary & Jerry Uthemann
Milwaukee, WI
Brew King Selection Estate Napa Valley Stag’s Leap Merlot 2003

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection Estate Napa Valley Stag’s Leap Merlot 2003

Robert Weathers
Orangevale, CA
100% Merlot 2002

Margie L. Wood
Huddleston, VA
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Merlot 2002

Shiraz/Syrah

Sponsor: Bader Beer & Wine Supply

Gold

Donald G. Bundren
Paso Robles, CA
100% Syrah 2002

Paul Gerardi
New Rochelle, NY
88% Syrah 8% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Alicante 2001

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Syrah/Mourvedre 2002

Bill Mech
New Berlin, WI
Brew King Selection International French Syrah 2002

Peter Mills
Halifax, NS
Brew King Selection International Australian Shiraz 2001

Clint Noyes
Monroe, WA
100% Syrah 2001

Sam Oriza
Fallbrook, AZ
100% Syrah 2001

Tom Roebuck
Saratoga, CA
100% Estate Grown Syrah 2002

Brian Ross
Elmhurst, IL
100% Syrah 2001

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection International Australian Shiraz 2003

Steve and Joyce Yates
Lockwood, CA
100% Syrah 2002

Joseph Zappone
Euless, TX
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Malbec/Shiraz 2002

Silver

Richard Bunch and
A. Teutschmann
Manton, CA
100% Syrah 2002

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase Australian Shiraz 2003

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Cellar Craft Yakima Syrah 2003

Michele T. Bordo
Pointe-Claire, QC
Heron Bay Syrah 2003

Renee Duncan
Cincinnati, OH
100% Shiraz 2000

Herwig Gallián
Lotus, CA
100% Syrah 2001

Christopher & Karen Gallien
Larkspur, CA
100% Alexander Valley Syrah 2002

Greg and Teri Peterson
San Martin, CA
100% Syrah 2002

Louis M Piancone, Jr.
Piscataway, NJ
100% Syrah 2001

Robert Rynes
Harlan, IN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Shiraz 2002

Les Wernham
Exeter, ON
RJ Spagnols Cru Select Platinum Australian Shiraz 2002

Bronze

Edward & Marie DeWitt
Williamstown, NJ
100% Syrah 2002

Derek DesVoigne, Pat Taylor and Gary Schornack
Seattle, WA
100% Syrah 2002

Randy Griggs
San Leandro, CA
Advintage French Collection Shiraz 2003

Armstrong Mettle
Saskatoon, SK
100% Syrah 2002

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols En Primeur Australian Shiraz 2002

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Showcase Australian Shiraz 2002

Clint Noyes
Monroe, WA
90% Syrah 10% Grenache 2000

Larry Paterson
Peterborough, ON
100% Syrah 2002

Christina Phiniotis
White Rock, BC
Cellar Craft Yakima Syrah 2002

Joseph A. Polidoro
Revere, MA
100% Syrah

Michael S. Walters
Valparaiso, IN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Shiraz

Pinot Noir

Sponsor: Brew Your Own Brew

Gold

Robert Thomas and Gerald Gentile
West Haven, CT
100% Pinot Noir 2001

Ronald Helbig
Sherwood, OR
100% Pinot Noir 2002

Craig Swanston
Winnipeg, MB
Brew King Selection Estate North Coast Monterey Bay Pinot Noir 2003

Matthew Sweeny
Burnsville, MN
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2001

Silver

Roger Fontaine
Coquitlam, BC
RJ Spagnols Signature Series Pinot Noir

Thomas Lewis
Boca Raton, FL
Brew King Vintners Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Kenneth Mapes
Temecula, CA
100% Pinot Noir 2001

Kenneth Mapes
Temecula, CA
75% Pinot Noir 25% Syrah 2001

Adam Scattini
Templeton, CA
Alexander’s Pinot Noir Concentrate 2002

Tammy VanZyl
Reno, NV
Brew King Selection Pinot Noir 2002

Bronze

Jim Everton
Dugald, MB
Brew King Selection Estate North Coast Monterey Bay Pinot Noir 2003

Robert Graham
Vancouver, BC
RJ Spagnols Signature Series BC Pinot Noir 2001

G. David Martel
Oakville, ON
RJ Spagnols Signature Series BC Pinot Noir 2002

Craig A. Maser
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Classic Pinot Noir 2001

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Bin 49 Pinot Noir 2002

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Kendall Ridge Classic Pinot Noir 2003

Clint Noyes
Monroe, WA
100% Pinot Noir 2000

Michael Walters
Valparaiso, IN
Brew King Vintners Reserve Pinot Noir 2003

Sangiovese
Gold

Martha Rubino
Pittsburgh, PA
90% Sangiovese 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

William Skrapits
Austin, TX
91% Sangiovese 4.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 4.5% Cabernet Franc 2002

Ty Sponchia
Calgary, AB
Advintage Mosto Italiano Sangiovese 2002

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Castellina Super Tuscan 2003

Silver

Roger Teeslink
Lodi, CA
90% Sangiovese
10% Cabernet Franc 2002

Bronze

Gary Farnham
Ashland, OR
100% Rogue Valley Sangiovese 2001

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Legacy Sangiovese 2003

Ann Roncone
Sunnyvale, CA
80% Estate Sangiovese 15% Cabernet Franc 5% Syrah 2002

William Skrapits
Austin, TX
100% Sangiovese 2002

Bob and Susie Wilson
Leona Valley, CA
100% Sangiovese

Zinfandel

Sponsor: Quality Wine and Ale Supply

Gold

Rocco and Victor Berlingieri
North Brentwood, NY
100% Zinfandel 2000

Richard R. Deuster
Hubertus, WI
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Andrew Hutchins and Gary Gouger
Cotati, CA
100% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2002

James M. Joy
Oceanside, CA
100% Windsor Zinfandel 2002

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

James Landrum
Louisville, KY
80% Zinfandel 20% Sangiovese 2002

G. David Martel
Oakville, ON
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2003

Larry Nagle
Blandon, PA
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Joseph A. Polidoro
Revere, MA
100% Zinfandel

John Elmer & Sandra Curry
Blackhawk, CA
100% Zinfandel 2002

Patrick E. Taylor
Geyserville, CA
100% Zinfandel 2002

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
100% Lodi Zinfandel 1997

Silver

David D. Athey
Paso Robles, CA
100% Zinfandel 2001

Don Barnes
Madison, IN
100% Zinfandel 2002

Edwin Bushey
Staten Island, NY
100% Zinfandel 2002

Robert Thomas and Gerald Gentile
West Haven, CT
75% Zinfandel 16% Syrah 9% Petite Syrah 2000

Jake Minneti, Dave Benedetto and Jim Dwyer
Youngstown, OH
100% Zinfandel (American Oak) 2002

Jake Minneti, Dave Benedetto and Jim Dwyer
Youngstown, OH
100% Zinfandel (French Oak) 2002

Al Leno
Canton, OH
100% Caterina Zinfandel

Jack Mart
Indianapolis, IN
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2001

Chuck Harvey and Mike Machado
Union City, CA
100% San Francisco Bay Area Zinfandel 2002

Bill Morris
Hudson, OH
100% Zinfandel 2002

Dan Mouer
Richmond, VA
85% Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 15% Merlot 2002

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Tom Natale
St. Catharines, ON
Vineco Bin 49 Zinfandel 2003

Julie M. Pettit
Cape Coral, FL
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Joseph Piscazzi
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
100% Zinfandel 2001

Phil Santens
El Cajon, CA
100% Zinfandel 2002

Dave Stacy
Sugar Land, TX
100% Zinfandel 2002

Roger Teeslink
Lodi, CA
100% Zinfandel 2000

Tim Vandergrift
Port Coquitlam, BC
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2003

Dave Williams
Amherst, NH
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Bronze

Alan Eggleston
Courtland, OH
100% Zinfandel 2002

Nick Gano
Sweetser, IN
100% Zinfandel 2002

Kenny Grossi
Grimsby, ON
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Joe Marcil
Burlington, WI
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Rosa Neves
Mississauga, ON
Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2002

Anthony Persechino
Memphis, NY
100% Zinfandel 2002

Adam Scattini
Templeton, CA
100% Zinfandel 2002

Richard Anthony Simmons
Pagosa Springs, CO
75% Brew King Selection Estate Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 25% Brew King Selection International Australian Shiraz 2001

Patrick E. Taylor
Geyserville, CA
80% Zinfandel 20% Merlot 2000

Patrick E. Taylor
Geyserville, CA
100% Zinfandel 1999

Joseph Tichy
Napa, CA
100% Zinfandel 2002

Robert Weldon
Santa Maria, CA
100% Zinfandel 2001

Other Red Vinifera Varietals
Gold

Donald G. Bundren
Paso Robles, CA
100% Mourvedre 2002

Paul Chiolo
Wildwood Crest, NJ
78% Petite Syrah/22 % Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ La Rioja Nueva 2001

Larry Paterson
Peterborough, ON
100% Gamay Noir 2002

David Salaba
Doylestown, PA
100% Nebbiolo 2002

Silver

Gordon Andrews
Surrey, BC
Vineco Kendall Ridge Limited Edition Chilean Malbec 2003

Brian Clark
Stow, OH
100% Alicante Bouschet 2002

Steve & Andrea DeBaker
Greenleaf, WI
100% Petite Syrah 2001

Daniel L. DeMora
Swedesboro, NJ
100% Barbera 2002

Lee Goodman
Baltimore, MD
100% Nebbiolo 2001

Randy Griggs
San Leandro, CA
100% Carmine 2002

William La Pointe
Malvern, PA
RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Barbaresco 2002

Kenneth Mapes
Temecula, CA
85% Barbera 15% Syrah 2002

Rosa Neves
Mississauga, ON
Brew King Selection Limited Edition Castellina Super Tuscan 2002

Bronze

Bill Benedetti
Warner Robins, GA
Cellar Craft Rosso Fortissimo Montepulciano 2003

Rocco and Victor Berlingieri
North Brentwood, NY
100% Barbera 2001

Randy Griggs
San Leandro, CA
100% Carmine press juice 2002

Raymond Meyer
Shepherdsville, KY
80% Petite Sirah 20% Merlot 2002

Dinesh Nair
Burnaby, BC
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Harvest Tempranillo 2002

Wayne Newman
Onset, MA
100% Malbec 2002

Larry Paterson
Peterborough, ON
100% Zweigert 2002

Dave Stacy
Sugar Land, TX
100% Montepulciano 2002

Red Vinifera Bordeaux Style Blends

Sponsor: Wyeast Laboratories

Gold

Sandro Borghesi
Niagara Falls, ON
40% Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Kerry Burns
West Hills, CA
65% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 2001

Lee Fuqua
Dallas, TX
45% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 2001

Lee Goodman
Baltimore, MD
33% Merlot 33% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Cabernet Franc 2002

Randy Griggs
San Leandro, CA
Advintage Celebration Cabernet Sauvignon