Judges, tasting blind, will award silver medals to wines that exhibit above average character for the wine type and place of origin. A gold medal (90 to 93 points) will be awarded to wines that possess an added dimension or profound characteristics that are recognized by two or more of the judges on a three-judge panel.
Platinum awards (94 to 100 points) are reserved for wines deemed to be contenders for best of category or best of show.
Best of category winners as well as grand prizes for best of show sparkling, white, red, rose and dessert wines may be given, as well as Wine of the Year. The Director may, at his discretion, recognize outstanding performances by a winery or importer following tabulation of all results.
Per Entry Fee – $95.00
DEADLINE FOR WINES – January 9, 2019
315 16th Street, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92101-7605
Deliveries accepted Monday through Friday after 10:00am.
NOTE: Receiving department opens at 10am, so do not specify “priority” or early morning delivery. Please bring this address to the attention of your shipping department to assure the old address is not used in error. We are not responsible for wine shipped to any other address.
Sender is responsible for shipping costs and any duties, taxes, customs charges or other fees. If you are shipping from outside the US and do not have your own importer, see the section titled “Foreign Wines” on the Entry Instruction page. Clearing Customs can take time, so please begin the process to obtain a COLA waiver as early as possible.
Awards will be announced at www.WinemakerChallenge.com and winners will be notified by U.S. mail.