To qualify for entry in the San Diego Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition, the wine or spirit must have been produced for commercial sale.
Homemade wines or spirits will not be accepted for judging.
Entry Fee for Wine – $85.00 (Early Bird Deadline – February 15, 2019)
Entry Fee for Wine after February 15, 2019 – $95.00
Entry Fee for Spirits – $300.00
Deadline for delivery wine and spirits – March 22, 2019
All entries must be shipped only to:
San Diego Challenge
Attn: Rich Cook
315 16th Street
San Diego, CA 92101-7605
Competition is not responsible for bottles shipped to any other address.
Judges will award Silver honors to wines that demonstrate above average character for the wine type and place of origin. Gold honors will be awarded to wines that deliver additional complexity and character and rise above a straightforward recommendation. Platinum awards will be reserved for the very best wines of the competition, wines that exhibit profound qualities as determined by the judges.
Gold awards will be assigned a score ranging between 90 and 93 points. All wines awarded Platinum will be given a score ranging between 94 and 100 points. Awards and scores will be announced at www.SanDiegoWineChallenge.com and by regular mail.
All Platinum award wines will be reviewed independently by WineReviewOnline.com, the online wine publication.
Judges will award spirits beverages of above average character a Spirits Challenge Silver award. Spirits beverages of exceptional quality will be awarded Spirits Challenge Gold, and spirits that receive a unanimous vote of gold will be given Spirits Challenge Double Gold award.