2019 WineMaker Competition



Year after year the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest of its kind in the world.  Entries were received from 48 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, 7 countries and as far away as the Philippines and Turkey represented for the 2018 competition resulting in a total of 2,299 wines entered. Send us your best wines by March 15, 2019 to get valuable feedback from our experienced judges and see how your wines stack up against your fellow winemakers. All entrants will receive their judging notes back. And you might even win a medal or two!

Download Full Brochure:                                      Download entry form:


Click here for 2019 online entry form to print out and mail in


Here are some key competition dates for 2019:

Wine entries need to be delivered to our Vermont offices at:

Battenkill Communications
5515 Main St., Manchester Center, Vermont 05255

All entries are due by March 15, 2019

Wines will be judged in Vermont:
April 12-15, 2019
Results first announced at WineMaker Magazine Conference in Traverse City, Michigan
Register here for the 2019 WineMaker Conference
(Results will be posted on and mailed out soon after):
May 18, 2019


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Special “Best of Show” awards will be presented thanks to our Award Sponsors:

Grand Champion Wine


 WineMaker of the Year                     Best of Show Red 

Sponsor:                                                                              Sponsor:

Retailer of the Year                           Best of Show White

Sponsor:                                                                     Sponsor:

U-Vint of the Year                           Best of Show Dessert

Sponsor:                                                                     Sponsor:


Club of the Year                           Best of Show Country Fruit

Sponsor:                                                                     Sponsor:


Best of Show Mead                          Best of Show Sparkling

Sponsor:                                                                     Sponsor:


Best of Show Estate Grown            Best of Show Kit/Concentrate

Sponsor:                                                                     Sponsor:


Category medals (gold, silver and bronze) will be awarded thanks to our category sponsors:

1. White Native American Varietal
Sponsor: LOGIC, Inc.
2. White Native American Blend
3. Red Native American Varietal
4. Red Native American Blend
5. Blush/Rosé Native American
Sponsor: The Beer Essentials
6. Red or White Native American Late Harvest and Ice Wine
7. White French-American Hybrid Varietal
8. White French-American Hybrid Blend
9. Red French-American Hybrid Varietal
10. Red French-American Hybrid Blend
11. Blush/Rosé French-American Hybrid
12. Red or White French-American Late Harvest and Ice Wine
13. Chardonnay
14. Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Sponsor: Vinland Wine Racks
15. Gewürztraminer
16. Riesling
17. Sauvignon Blanc
18. Other White Vinifera Varietals
19. White Vinifera Bordeaux Style Blends
20. Other White Vinifera Blends
21. Cabernet Franc
Sponsor: Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
22. Cabernet Sauvignon
Sponsor: Grape Expectations – New Jersey
23. Merlot
Sponsor: Vinmetrica
24. Shiraz/Syrah
Sponsor: Bader Beer and Wine Supply
25. Pinot Noir
Sponsor: Purple Toes, Inc.
26. Sangiovese
Sponsor:  The Beer Essentials
27. Zinfandel
Sponsor: The Beverage People
28. Other Red Vinifera Varietals
Sponsor: Metrick
29. Red Vinifera Bordeaux Style Blends
30. Other Red Vinifera Blends
Sponsor: Label Peelers Beer & Winemaking Supply
31. Blush/Rosé Red Vinifera
32. Red or White Vinifera Late Harvest and Ice Wine
33. White Table Wine Blend (Any Grape Varieties)
34. Red Table Wine Blend (Any Grape Varieties)
Sponsor: Gino Pinto Inc.
35. Blush Table Wine Blend (Any Grape Varieties)
36. Grape & Non-Grape Table Wine Blend
37. Apple or Pear Varietals or Blends
38. Hard Cider or Perry
39. Stone Fruit (Peach, Cherry, Blends, etc.)
40. Berry Fruit (Strawberry, Raspberry, Blends, etc.)
41. Other Fruits
42. Traditional Mead
43. Fruit Mead
44. Herb and Spice Mead
Sponsor: Ancient Fire Mead and Cider
45. Flower or Vegetable
46. Port Style
47. Sherry Style
Sponsor: Alexander Jules
48. Other Fortified
49. Sparkling Grape, Dry/Semi-Dry or Sweet
50. Sparkling Non-Grape

Download a PDF of the 2019  entry form and competition rules & regulations by clicking here

Click here for online entry form to be mailed in

E-mail with any questions about the competition.