Wine Competitions in 2018

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On this page you will find a list of Wine Competitions to be held in 2018.

challenge_millesime_bio_logoChallenge Millésime Bio

Date: January 16, 2018

Challenge Millésime Bio is the wine contest of the Millésime Bio trade fair, with a worldwide range of more than 1400 wines in competition. The jury is presided by a leading figure in the wine business. Millésime Bio is becoming increasingly appreciated by visitors as well as exhibitors, the competition enriched samples from regions and countries diversified. The Challenge Millésime Bio contest has about 300 jury members around 1400 Organic wines from France and abroad.


winemaker_challenge_logoWinemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Date: January 27-28, 2018

The 9th annual Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition will be staged in late January in San Diego, California, home of the "Challenge" series of wine & spirits competitions. Winemaker Challenge kicks off the series as the first major international wine competition of the year. Winemaker Challenge brings together many of the most talented winemakers in the profession to evaluate recently released young wines. Their teams of winemakers scrutinize every entry in a blind tasting that assures wines are judged on the merits rather than pedigree.


Japan_Womens_wines_awards_logo Japan Women’s Wine Awards

Date: January 29-31, 2018

“SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards is an international wine competition in Japan. The number of entries was 4,212 items from 37 countries for the competition in 2017. “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards, the biggest wine competition in Japan, has been attracting considerable attention from all over the world. Your entries are welcomed from Oct.1st, 2017 to Nov.30th, 2017.


London_Wine_Competition_logoLondon Wine Competition

Date: March 08-09, 2018

The London Wine Competition looks to recognise, reward and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list - and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the London Wine Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. London Wine Competition will be held at The Worx, London.


cwsa_logoChina Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value

Date: February 05, 2018

The China Wine & Spirits Awards - the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in Hong Kong and China. Your wines and spirits will be blind tasted by CWSA Judges - the top 100 BUYERS, Distributors, Importers and Retailers in Hong Kong and China. From the highest price points to the lowest, wines & spirits are tasted at price levels. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value’. Best quality for the price is a crucial indicator for sales success.


International_East_Meets_West_Wine_Challenge_logoInternational East Meets West Wine Challenge

Date: February 06-07, 2018

They have combined two of their oldest and most established brands into the International East Meets West Wine Challenge: to see exactly where East Meets West. Wines will simultaneously be judged in two divisions: International Eastern Wine Competition and the West Coast Wine Competition. Traditional awards will be given in each division. Best of Show winners will move on to compete in the East Meets West Taste-Off to see which wine reigns overall. This affords your wine two chances to win!


San_Francisco_Chronicle_Wine_CompetitionlogoSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Date: February 17, 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC), the largest wine competition of American wines in the world with around 7,000 entries in 2017, has traditionally been the first competition of the year. Judges are selected throughout the major American wine regions to offer a diversity of backgrounds to each judging panel. There is major outreach of award recognition through a 30+ page special wine award section of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. The SFCWC is one of the few competitions that offer plaque awards for silver, gold, and higher, for tasting room and winery outreach purposes.


SWA_logoSommelier Wine Awards

Date: Round 1: February 26-27, March 05-06 2018 | Round 2: March 12-13 2018

Sell more wines to UK hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars by entering the 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards. SWA is the only competition to be aimed solely at the on-trade. Judged by a top panel of leading sommeliers and on-trade drinks buyers, the competition rewards the best wines available to restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK and beyond. This is your chance to raise the profile of your wines with this hard-to-reach audience, who use SWA results as a highly practical tool to help them plug gaps on their lists.


Concours_Mondial_du_Sauvignon_logoConcours Mondial du Sauvignon

Date: March 02-03, 2018

The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is more than just a competition between producers and appellations. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists. Producers, wine makers, sommeliers, distributors, journalists and opinion formers from all strands of the industry – in all more than 50 judges representing 20 nationalities – evaluate entries from twenty or so producer countries. The competition is designed to promote good quality Sauvignon varietal wines, boost production and sensible drinking of Sauvignon wines and introducing the public to this multi-faceted, versatile grape variety.


fliwc_logoFinger Lakes International Wine Competition

Date: March 24-25, 2018

In addition to benefiting Camp Good Days, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition exists to promote the entire wine industry. By entering their competition, your wines will receive the exposure that's important for strong sales and profitability. Award winning wines are more valuable, and even if you are able to sell your entire inventory, you'll be able to sell it for more with the FLIWC distinction of quality and excellence.


north_coast_wine_challenge_logoThe Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Date: April 10-11, 2018

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge strives to be an educational platform for young wine industry professionals growing in their careers. Associate Judges are nominated by their peers and attend the judging process; each assigned a panel with their highly experienced wine judges. They get to learn and network with winemakers, sommeliers, media people and other seasoned wine industry professionals. Public announcement of awards and pouring gold winners at the North Coast Wine & Food Festival organized and hosted by The Press Democrat.


iwc_logoInternational Wine Challenge

Date: April 10-20, 2018

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) owned by William Reed Business Media is now in its 34th year. The IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards.


International_rose_championship_logoInternational Rose Championship

Date: April 11-13, 2018

The International Rosé Championship has been designed and launched in order to give rosé wines the appreciation they deserve and to create the space where judges could devote their whole attention to analyse and discuss the richness of taste and all the nuances of rosé wines. They believe that presenting the wide range of rosé wines and awarding medals to the best of them during their contest will further translate into growing popularity of these wines among wine consumers all over the world.


winemaker_competition_logo2018 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Date: April 13-15, 2018

WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest of its kind in the world. Entries were received from all 50 American states, 6 Canadian provinces and 7 countries represented for the 2017 competition resulting in a total of 2,497 wines entered. Send them your best wines by March 16, 2018 to get valuable feedback from their experienced judges and see how your wines stack up against your fellow winemakers.


concours_mondial_logoConcours Mondial de Bruxelles

Date: May 10-13, 2018

Concours Mondial not only offers an opportunity to explore the most dynamic wine market in the world, but also opens its doors to a new cultural arena. This is the first time a wine competition of this magnitude and significance will be held in Asia. Twenty years’ experience has enabled the competition to become a benchmark amongst international wine contests. Belgium can be proud to organise a unique event that is known and recognised by the wine industry and consumers’ worldwide.


syrah_du_monde_logoSyrah du Monde

Date: May 16-18, 2018

Syrah du Monde® 2017 brought together 372 wines from 26 countries, making this competition one of the world’s top events for Syrah/Shiraz wines. This marvelous success illustrates the impressive growth that this Rhone varietal has enjoyed since the 1970s. Syrah du Monde® has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions thanks to quality standards that are much stricter than the norm and by remaining faithful to its founding principles: diversity, quality and high standards.


denver_international_wine_competition_logoDenver International Wine Competition

Date: June 02-03, 2018

The Denver International Wine Competition is designed to give added exposure to your wines, just in time for the holiday season. All winning entries are recognized on the competition website and receive a handsome award medal suitable for hanging on the bottle for display. Award graphics and medal art are provided to winners. The DIWC is organized by Wine Country Network, Inc, the publishers of Wine Country International® magazine. They organize the DIWC and select a prestigious panel of Colorado wine professionals consisting of Master Sommelier's, Wine Directors, F&B Directors, Wine Journalists and Retailers.


indy_international_wine_competition_logoIndy International Wine Competition

Date: June 06-07, 2018

The 27th annual Indy International Wine Competition will be held June 6-7, 2018! Nearly 2,000 entries from around the globe will be evaluated by their distinguished judges at the 2018 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized.


International_Women's_Wine_Competition_logoInternational Women's Wine Competition

Date: June 19-20, 2018

You may find it interesting that most of the wine consumed at home is primarily purchased by women. But as a winemaker, how do you know which wine she will prefer? One way is to enter your wine in the International Women’s Wine Competition, judged entirely by wine industry professional women. Its mission is to uniquely identify specific wines that women will enjoy and ultimately purchase. Aside from judging wines on their own merit made by both men and women, a special award will be given to the Best Woman Winemaker based on wines made just by women.


intervin_logoInterVin International Wine Awards

Date: August 08-10, 2018

The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers. The goal is simple: help winemakers attain well-deserved recognition and celebrate outstanding achievements in winemaking. Competing wines will be grouped by varietal or style ensuring that each is fairly evaluated. Judges will award gold, silver and honors medals in each category as well as determine the prestigious top awards for the overall best wines.