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 fourth Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event is 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 and wine industry enthusist.

Wine Competition ENTRIES

 

Wine entries, entry forms and fees may be submitted at any time starting
January 1, 2022 and ending Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Wines submitted after March 31, 2021 may not be accepted

ENTRY FORMS >

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:
Saturday, April 23, 2022

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, on April 23, 2022.

Just a quick glance from the 2018, 2019, and 2021 turn out for the Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.

Judges

emerging Winemakers

Wines Submitted

Awards and recognition