Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium
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 fifth Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium Saturday, April 13, 2024. The event is organized by the Viticulture and Enology department 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 after 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, 2024, and ending Thursday, March 31, 2024.
Wines submitted after March 31, 2024 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:
Saturday, April 13, 2024
LOCATION: Yavapai College, 601 Black Hills Drive,
Clarkdale, Arizona 86324
Since 2018, we’ve judged some amazing wines and look forward to SEEING EVERYONE IN 2024.
Just a quick glance from 2018 through 2023 of our amazing winemakers and judges for the Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium.