Enter SHW’s Winemaker of the Year Competition by November 30

The Rex Johnston Home Winemaker of the Year (WOY) is an annual members’ only competition that celebrates the accomplishments of members who have had excellent results in recognized home wine competitions entered each year. 

To be eligible to enter the 2021 competition, you must be a member and have entered at least two different wines (i.e. different varietals, different vintage) in the following required competitions in 2021:  Orange County Fair Home Wine Competition; and SHW Jubilee Competition.  You must also have entered one other recognized home wine competition.  If you entered several other competitions, choose the competition in which you excelled. 

If you did particularly well, i.e. earned golds and double golds in these competitions why not compete for WOY?  Points are awarded for Best of’s, Double Golds, Golds, etc.  The results are averaged for each competition, and the total score of all three events determine the winner of this competition.  For information on the criteria and the entry form for WOY, click HERE.  Entry forms must be received by Chief Judge, Donna Bettencourt by November 30, 2021.

 The winner and the runners up will be announced at the annual SHW holiday party on December 8th at the Turn Verein. 

For more information or instructions on filling out the entry form, contact Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt at 916-548-3199 or email at donnab1045@gmail.com.