Wine Competition 2021

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2021 Wine Competition - Saturday, March 27, 2021

Rescheduled from Saturday, January 9, 2021.

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 writers such as Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine and Hoke Harden. New judges will include Timothy Nishimoto, Corporate Wine Buyer for Made in Oregon, Brianne Cohen and Christoper Sawyer among other prestigious wine professionals.

28th Anniversary Wine Competition  McMinnville, Oregon

*Given all the challenges and distractions of the 2020 vintage, we’ve decided to extend the deadline. Cheers!

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For the first year ever all wineries producing Oregon wines are invited to enter the Wine Competition.

Wineries participating in McMinnville Wine & Food Classic’s 2021 Annual Festival are eligible for a discount code for $30 off each entry.

Eligibility & Requirements

Registration Fees

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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Sponsor and get brand exposure while helping kids.

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