Amateur Wine Competition
Who knows what good fortune lies ahead for winners in our 2017 amateur wine competition?
An Important Competition Eligibility Requirement: Wines, entry forms and fees must be registered and paid online prior to entries being mailed or delivered in person to the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Online entries must be submitted by Monday, July 17. Only online entries will be accepted. Paper or mailed applications will not be accepted. Incomplete or inaccurate information will result in disqualification.
Physical entries—bottles of wine–must be received at the Oregon State Fairgrounds no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 20.
Here’s our fillable PDF ENTRY FORM, which details the 2017 wine categories. Included with your entry fee, you will receive tasting notes from our panel of judges after the competition and awards have been announced. (They will be mailed on a date to be determined.) Official judging will take place at Chemeketa Community College on August 1. Winners will be notified by email on a date to be determined.
Gold, silver, and bronze metals will be awarded within each classification. Gold metal award winners will receive (1) admission ticket to Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon wine, cuisine and music. Gold metal award winners from each category will be recognized on stage at the PAIRINGS! event on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4pm-9pm in the Garden at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Please enter off of 17th Street.
The Northwest Wine Studies Center will be awarding additional prizes to the top three individuals in the categories of Red Vinifera, White Vinifera, and Berry Wines. They also will be awarding the best amateur wine the prestigious honor of Best of Show. The prizes will be as follows:
*Must hold winery license to sell wine
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Attn: Addie Howell
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
We encourage your participation in the Oregon State Fair Amateur Wine Competition, and look forward to seeing you at PAIRINGS! A CELEBRATION OF OREGON on August 18, 2017.
Questions? Contact Addie Howell at 503-428-3387, or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thanks to Chemeketa Community College’s Northwest Wine Studies Center for their generous support of this exciting event!
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