Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium

The Competition

Since 2018, the Competition 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. Since 2018, we’ve seen some amazing wine styles and look forward to the coming year’s competition.

Yavapai College is pleased to present the third Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium as a virtual symposium from 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 virtual Symposium there will be seminars of interest to emerging winemakers.

Wine Competition ENTRIES

 

Wine entries, entry forms and fees may be submitted at any time starting
January 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021
Wines submitted after March 31, 2021 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

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS CELEBRATION:
Saturday, April 24, 2021

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

 

Since 2018, we’ve judged some amazing wines and look forward to doing this again virtually, on April 23-24, 2021.

Just a quick glance from the 2018 and 2019 turn out for the Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium. Our third annual 2020 Competition and Symposium was cancelled in light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 throughout the nation.

Judges

emerging Winemakers

Wines Submitted

Awards and recognition