Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium

The Judges

For the past two years we’ve hosted some amazing nationally recognized judges. A few of these incredible judges have traveled across this great country and have given educational presentations in grape growing and winemaking practices, winemaking styles and marketing of wine in our seminar series.

Meet the Judges

During the Competition all wines are judged in blind tasting by the judges led by our very own Head Master Judge, Paula Woolsey, CSW, who has more than 20 years in the Arizona wine industry. Competitors each receive confidential feedback on their wine(s).

2019 Competition Judges

Paula Woolsey

Paula Woolsey

EWC&S: Head Master Judge

T. Scott Stephens

T. Scott Stephens

Annual Judge AWGA

Eric Glomski

Eric Glomski

Page Springs Cellars

Andrew Stover

Andrew Stover

Vino50

Jennifer Montgomery

Jennifer Montgomery

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners

Matt Raica

Matt Raica

Arizona Stronghold

Sam Pillsbury

Sam Pillsbury

Pillsbury Wine Company

2018 Competition Judges

Paula Woolsey

Paula Woolsey

Head Judge

Susie Selby

Susie Selby

Selby Winery

Dale Sparks

Dale Sparks

Advanced Sommelier

Matt Raica

Matt Raica

Arizona Stronghold

Kevin Maguier

Kevin Maguier

Chaine des Rotisseurs, Sedona Bailliage

Jim O'Meally

Jim O'Meally

Sommelier, Up the Creek Bistro

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If you have any questions about the Competition, Symposium, sponsorship or volunteering, please contact us. We look forward to your email and seeing you at the 3rd Annual Emerging Winemakers Competition at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, AZ.