Stampede Cellar Showdown – February 23-25, 2024
The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce a brand-new event for 2024 – the Stampede Cellar Showdown. This international wine competition will highlight beverage production and showcase the best-of-the best in Canadian and international wine, as part of the Stampede’s commitment to agriculture and the Agri-Food industry.
The competition will be open to Canadian and International producers who make wine that is available to consumers in Alberta. The Stampede Cellar Showdown will uphold the standards of a world-class wine competition with highly respected officials and a sound competition format to guarantee that integrity and quality are prioritized.
For the Stampede Cellar Showdown, we will require (5) five 750ml bottles (or volumetric equivalent) of the exact same wine to be shipped in a single box.
Per Entry Fee – $60.00 (now thru January 15, 2024)
Per Entry Fee – $75.00 (January 16-February 10, 2024)
Deliveries will be accepted at Stampede Park from January 15, 2024 to February 15, 2024.
Bronze Trophy Sculptures – Our Calgary Stampede Rodeo and Rangeland Derby Champions are gifted beautifully crafted western bronzes that are thoughtfully created by extremely talented artists. The top wines from our 2024 Stampede Cellar Showdown will be deserving of a similar honor. The Calgary Stampede looks forward to presenting uniquely curated bronze trophies at our wine competition to combine novelty with tradition.
Our overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion wines will take home a bronze trophy along with the winners of these categories: Top Canadian Wine, Top Value Wine, Top Red Wine, Top White Wine, Top Sparkling Wine, and Top Dessert Wine.
Champion Belt Buckles – The greatest accomplishments in our western culture are awarded with a belt buckle to be displayed or proudly worn by the champion who earned it. The top wines from each of our classes will be presented trophy belt buckles, just like champions in the rodeo arena! Belt buckles are attractive, functional and unique trophies.
Inscribed Medals – The prestigious designation awarded to a wine based on its own merit will be acknowledged with a metal medallion representing either a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Double Gold distinction. Each entry has the opportunity to leave the Stampede Cellar Showdown with a physical decoration demonstrating its own quality.