Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium

The Competition

The Competition for the past two years has been held at Yavapai College Campus, Clarkdale, Arizona. It is organized and conducted by the Yavapai College Grand Crew, a viticulture and enology student/alumni. It is supported by the Friends of the Southwest Wine Center and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium. In these past two years we’ve seen some amazing wine styles and look forward to the coming year’s competition.

Yavapai College is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium at the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale, Arizona. The event was organized by the Grand Crew, a Viticulture and Enology student/alumni organization of Yavapai College. The Friends of the Southwest Wine Center and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium are once again supporters.  An “emerging” winemaker is any person who  is at least twenty-one (21) years of age and whose wine is not available commercially.  The Competition Judges are independent wine industry professionals who will provide confidential feedback to each winemaker at the conclusion of the event. During the Symposium there will be seminars of interest to emerging winemakers, a round-table discussion panel, Awards Celebration lunch will follow the Symposium.

Wine Competition ENTRIES

 

Wine entries, entry forms and fees may be submitted at any time starting
March 1, 2020 and ending March 31, 2020
Wines submitted after March 31, 2020 may not be accepted

 

WINES MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Yavapai College, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324
C/O Michael Pierce

SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS CELEBRATION:
Friday April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2020

LOCATION: Yavapai College, 601 Black Hills Drive,
Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

 

for the past two years we’ve judged some amazing wines and look forward to doing this again, on April 24-25, 2020.

Just a quick glance of our last two year’s turn out for the
Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.

Judges

emerging Winemakers

Wines Submitted

Awards and recognition