Amateur Wine Competition

In partnership with the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola

Results

View the 2018 Amateur Wine Competition Results Summary

View the 2018 Amateur Wine Competition Results Detail

Online Entry: Entry Registration

DISCLAIMER: The Oregon State Fair reserves the right to change terms & conditions at any time. While great care is exercised in the handling and storage of entries, the Oregon State Fair is not responsible for the safety of entries, including but not limited to shipment, fire, vandalism or other unforeseen events. Please package your entries securely.

Amateur Wine Entries due Friday June 15th, 2018 at 5pm

Delivery / Drop-off Locations:

Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
2330 17th St NE
Salem OR 97301

Home Fermenter
123 Monroe St
Eugene OR 97402


Judging

Tuesday July 10th and Wednesday July 11th, 2018 Salem, OR

Awards Presentation

Friday August 17th, 2018 – Pairings! Oregon State Fair
2018 Results

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 17th, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact:

Caleb Forcier (971) 701-6570 or [email protected]

Amanda Frederickson (503) 584-7254, or [email protected]

Special Thanks to Chemeketa Community College’s Northwest Wine Studies Center for their generous support of this exciting event!

The Amateur Winemaker Prizes this year include honors for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze in each of the categories of White Vinifera Wines, Red Vinifera Wines, and Berry Wines. This year it also includes the Best of Show Award. These awards are generously provided by The Northwest Wines Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College. The 55-acre campus was founded in 1999 and has a student-run vineyard, a student-run commercial winery, a state-of-the-art wine laboratory, classrooms, and a large event center.

The Gold, Silver, and Bronze wine of each class will receive the following:

Gold

  • 1 hour personalized consulting session with the Northwest Wine Studies Center winemaking experts
  • Invitation to showcase their wine at the Chemeketa Cellars Barrel Tasting event
  • Tickets for 2 to the Chemeketa Cellars Release Party at Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Prominent Placement in Year-long Display at the Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Amateur Wine Gold Medal

Silver

  • Award recognition at the Chemeketa Cellars Barrel Tasting event
  • Tickets for 2 to the Chemeketa Cellars Release Party at Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Presence in the Year-long Display at the Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Amateur Wine Silver Medal

Bronze

  • Award recognition at the Chemeketa Cellars Barrel Tasting event
  • Tickets for 2 to the Chemeketa Cellars Release Party at Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Presence in the Year-long Display at the Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Bronze Medal

Best of Show

One distinguished wine will be selected as Best of Show in the Amateur Wine contest. The winemaker who receives this honor will be awarded the following:

  • 3 – 1 hour personalized consulting sessions with the Northwest Wine Studies Center winemaking experts
  • Invitation to showcase, pour and sell* their wine at the Chemeketa Cellars Barrel Tasting event
  • Tickets for 2 to the Chemeketa Cellars Release Party at Northwest Wine Studies Center
  • Distinguished Placement in Year-long Display at the Northwest Wine Studies Center
    Best of Show Trophy and Certificate

*Must hold winery license to sell wine.