Oregon Wine Competition

The Oregon Wine Competition provides an excellent opportunity for Oregon winemakers to have a panel of internationally renowned experts assess their wine. This is one of very few regional competitions that hosts judges who demonstrate a mastery of wine expertise, internationally. The Competition has been open statewide since 2016, and since that time, four Master Sommeliers, ten wine writers and fifteen Masters of Wine have joined us to taste and evaluate the very best wines across Oregon.

This year’s competition will take place July 17-18. All wines entered into the Competition are to be produced from 100% Oregon AVA grapes. The wines submitted must also be commercially available. For more details refer to the “Call for Entries” packet below.

How it works

There are two panels comprised of an experienced wine writer, a Master Sommelier and a Master of Wine. The wines are judged, individually, single-blind over the course of the two days. Wines are NOT scored comparatively.

  • Flights are composed and spaced to ensure palate longevity for our judges
  • All bottles are securely covered from delivery to completion to ensure impartiality
  • Information given to the judges is limited to vintage and varietal composition
  • Certified Sommeliers oversee service of the wine to ensuring proper temperature and aeration

Enter the 2021 Oregon Wine Competition starting on April 12! The deadline for entries is June 11.