Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 3rd Annual Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium has been cancelled.
The health and safety of those who would come to our Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium event are critically important to all of us. In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 throughout the nation and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Arizona leadership, this year’s Emerging Winemaker Competition and Symposium has been cancelled.
Please stay tuned for updates on how to pick-up any wines you entered in the competition and when you can expect a refund for entry fees and tickets purchased.
While we are disappointed that we had to cancel the event, we are looking forward to next year’s Emerging Winemakers Competition & Symposium (tentatively scheduled for April 23-24, 2021).
We pray that the energy and collective consciousness of everyone will get us through this global crisis. Thank you for your continued support of the Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.
What is the Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium?
Who is organizing this event?
Who is an “emerging winemaker”?
Where will the event be held?
When will the Symposium be held?
Why should I enter this Competition?
What wines are eligible to compete?
Is there a vintage limitation?
Will single varietal and blended wines be judged differently?
No, a single varietal wine in any catagory will be judged the same against a blended wine in it’s catagory.
Must the wine be made only with Arizona fruit?
How much does it cost to enter the Competition?
A competitor must submit an entry form, a competition label for each bottle of wine submitted, and a $15.00 entry fee per bottle.
What is the best way to send my wine(s)?
Are there any other ways to send my wine(s)?
Drop-off locations can be found on “Wine Submission Locations” page of the website. Additionally, if you contact the Formation Committee Chairman, we will do our best to help you find a way to pick up your wine.
Where do I submit my entry forms and wine(s)?
Do I submit my entry forms by mail, email or fax?
May I send in multiple bottles in case of bottle variation?
When is the deadline for entering the Competition?
Who will be judging the wines?
Will awards be given?
When will the awards be announced?
Will there be any other events?
Yes, there will be educational seminars of interest to winemakers and non-winemakers, an Awards Ceremony, round-table panel discussion. Judges notes and feedback to the competitors will be provided before the end of the event.
Are there any other fees?
No. But there will be a ticket fee to attend the Symposium early bird pricing of $30 or $40 at the door.
Is there a cost to bring guests?
Will there be wine and/or food to enjoy at the event?
May I sell my wines or purchase the wines submitted by other competitors?
I have more questions! Who should I contact for more information?
Please contact the AEWC Formation Committee Chairman Bill Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-533-0796. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Symposium on April 24-25, 2020!