Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium

Medal Winners

In these past two years we’ve seen some amazing wine styles and look forward to the coming year’s Competition. Past competitors submitted wines in six different categories from red, rosé, white, fruit, mead and sweet wines. The wine(s) exhibited complex styles and aromas that impressed our Judges and stirred their imagination.

2019 Emerging Winemaker Medal Winners

Steve & Linda Solomon

Steve & Linda Solomon

2018 Turkish Tea Mead: Semi-Dry

Tom & Teresa Messier

Tom & Teresa Messier

2018 Pyracantha Wine: Dry

Aidan James

Aidan James

2015 Cherry Mead: Dry

Eric Rosenfeld

Eric Rosenfeld

2018 Chardonnay / Chenin Blanc: Semi-Dry

Bill Anderson, Ted Ferring, Mitch Levy & Lisa Russell

Bill Anderson, Ted Ferring, Mitch Levy & Lisa Russell

2018 Gruner: Dry

Tom & Teresa Messier

Tom & Teresa Messier

2015 Trebbino: Dry

Joey Estrada & Jim Stults

Joey Estrada & Jim Stults

2017 Petite Sirah: Dry

Chris Brinkmeyer

Chris Brinkmeyer

2018 Sangiovese: Dry

John Franzosa & Lisa

John Franzosa & Lisa

2014 Zinfandel: Dry

Allen Sanchez

Allen Sanchez

2017 Sangiovese Rosé: Dry

No Gold Medal Winner
Rosé Catagory

No Silver Medal Winner
Rosé Catagory

Steve & Linda Solomon

Steve & Linda Solomon

2018 Turkish Tea Mead: Semi-Dry

Richard Schulman

Richard Schulman

2019 Brazilian Honey, Mead : Dry

John Brixen

John Brixen

2018 Prickly Pear Wine: Dry

Richard Schulman

Richard Schulman

2019 California Honey, Mead: Sweet

Steve & Linda Solomon

Steve & Linda Solomon

2018 Plum Mead: Sweet

Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley

Cyser: Sweet

2018 Emerging Winemaker Medal Winners

Best in Show

 Ted Ferring & Joey Estrada – Petite Syrah

Red Wine Category

Double Gold:  Ted Ferring & Joey Estrada – Petite Syrah

Gold:  Alissa Kueker – Petite Syrah

Silver:  Allan Sanchez – Barbera Rosé

White Wine Category

Double Gold:  Bob Garber – White Blend

Gold:  Eric Rosenfeld – Piesporter Riesling

Silver:  Daniel Sharayko – White Zinfandel

Fruit Wine Category

Double Gold:  Tom Messier – Spiced Tomato

Gold:  John Brixen  – Prickly Pear Dry

Silver:  Tom Messier – Spiced Orange