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Entry Form and Important Dates

Judging Location - Walla Walla Community College
Entry Deadline - June 19, 2024
Judging Dates - June 24 - 26, 2024
Medalists Announced - July 1, 2024

The competition is open to all wineries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia

Judges For Our 2024 Competition

Each year's judging panel is comprised of wine industry and industry-related professionals from the Pacific Northwest including winemakers, distributors and retailers, sommeliers, educators, and restauranteurs.

All wines are blind-tasted and awarded bronze, silver, gold, or double gold (unanimous gold) medals by our panel of judges. Commensurate point scores are then awarded by the panel moderator.


Amberleigh Brownson - Certified sommelier; four-time Wine Spectator Magazine wine program award winner; wine

writer - Bellingham Alive Magazine

Danny Gordon - General Manager, Sagemoor Vineyards and Wines of Sagemoor; past winemaker, Tamarack Cellars

Will Marengo - Certified sommelier; Moonbase Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

Tracy Olney - 20 years wholesale/retail wine industry experience; member, Society of Wine Educators; Certified Educator

of Wine

April Reddout - Wine DTC Specialist: Reddout Wine Consulting, Kennewick, WA; WSET Level 2, and Level 1 instructor

Maria "Mele" Sosa - Past assistant winemaker, Spring Mountain Winery; Brand Ambassador, Bodega Garzon

Sara Wilson - Certified sommelier; Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Lewiston, ID

Jeff Peda (Moderator) - 35+ years experience in wine industry wholesale and supply; managing partner, VinCru USA

Dan Radil (Moderator) - President, Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation; wine educator; free-lance wine writer

Note - Judges are not permitted to score wines for any wineries with which they are associated.

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