Wine Competition 2020

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The 2021 Wine Competition Will Take Place Saturday, January 9, 2021.

2020 wine competition

This year we have lined-up another prestigious panel of judges designed to help you build brand awareness and promote wine sales. The 15-person  Judges Panel will include returning wine buyers such as Otto Han of New Seasons Market, and wine writers Michael Alberty, The Oregonian and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine. New judges will include Timothy Nishimoto, Corporate Wine Buyer for Made in Oregon, Michelle Williams of Forbes Magazine, and Joe Roberts of 1 Wine Dude among other prestigious wine professionals.

27th Anniversary Wine Competition  McMinnville, Oregon

  • 8-20-19 — Wine Competition Registration Opens
  • 1-03-20 — Wine Competition Registration Closes
  • 1-06-20 — Wines Due at St. James School
  • 1-11-20 — Wine Competition
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Online Wine Competition Solution

We invite all wineries participating in McMinnville Wine & Food Classic’s 2020 Annual Event to submit your winery info and wines via our new online Wine Competition Solution, Enofile Online.  We selected this resource to not only make it easier for participating wineries, but also to give our Wine Competition and your wines more online exposure. You can submit wines through January 3, 2020.

Exposure & PR for Your Wines

Competition wines will be served at the Wine Competition After Party, an additional fundraiser for St. James School, and another opportunity for consumer exposure. Your winery contact information will be supplied on our website. Unopened wines will become part of the Spring Wine Auction, another fundraiser for the school and more exposure for your winery.

Register Early to Ensure Inclusion

We suggest you complete registration and payment now, as the number of wines accepted for judging may be limited. You can ship the wines later in the year, but all wines must be received by January 6th, 2020.

Questions about the Wine Competition?

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Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition

Ever wonder how wine competitions are organized? Who are these judges and what are the rules? How do they taste and score so many wines? For a sneak peak behind the scenes, check out these articles.


Wine Competition Sweepstakes Winners by Hoke Hardin of Violent Fermentation, January 2020.

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition by Fred Swan of  NorCal Wine, January 2020.

Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition by Erin James, Senior Editor of Sip Northwest Magazine, January 2019.

Get Involved

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Please join us and become a part of this cherished community event!

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Attend and enjoy wine, food, art, music and more.

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