Home Wine Competitions

Entering your wines into competition is a great way to get feedback on your wines. In addition to ribbon or medal bling to show off in your cellar, most home wine competitions provide judging sheets with written notations from the evaluating judges.

For 2023, the Club’s Winemaker of the Year Award requires entries into two home wine competitions: SHW’s Jubilee and the California State Fair, and a third competition.

Sonoma County harvest Fair Amateur Wine and Label Competitions – entrries close August 18.

Amador County Fair Amateur Winemaker and Label Competitions – entries close June 16.

Sacramento Home Winemakers Jubilee Wine Competition. Entries accepted April 12 – May 17.

Sacramento Home Winemakers Jubilee Label Competition. Entries accepted through May 17.

WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition – entries close March 17.

El Dorado County Fair Homemade Wine Competition – entries accepted April 3-24.

California State Fair Home Wine Competition – Entries accepted March 20 – April 25.

El Dorado County Fair Wine Label Competition – entries accepted May 24.

Orange County Fair Home Wine Competition – entries accepted March 1 – May 26.

Alameda County Fair Amateur Wine Competition – entries close April 26.