WNY Home Wine Competition

WNY Home Wine Competition Results—VIEW HERE.

Wine Competition is Back!

We will be holding the Western New York Home Wine Competition at the Niagara County Fair, Aug. 5-6th, 2016. The competition is open to all amateur wine makers, 21 years and older, who are residents of New York State or Southern Ontario.

Entries for the wine competition can be dropped off or mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, starting July 25 to Aug. 4, 2016. Entries must include an entry form and a $10 entry fee, with additional entries costing only $7.

Private judging will take place on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Awards and prizes will be given on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. on stage at the fairgrounds. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for wines in the following categories:

Vinifera — white              Hybrid – white                  Native – white                  Tree Fruit

Vinifera – red                    Hybrid – red                       Native – red                       Berry Fruit

Vinifera – rose                  Hybrid – rose                     Native – rose                     Specialty

Download wine entry form here.

A wine label contest will also be added to the WNY Home Wine Competition. This competition is open to any amateur label designer, who is resident of New York State or Southern Ontario. Entries for the wine label contest can be dropped off or mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County starting June 20th to Aug. 4th, 2016. Entries must be submitted by July 22, 2016 to be eligible for “The People’s Choice” award. Entries must include an entry form and $10 entry fee per label entered. Private judging will take place on Friday, Aug. 5th, 2016. Awards and prizes will be given on Saturday, Aug. 6th at 11:00 a.m. on the small stage. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for labels in the following categories:

·         Colors – bright, exciting, eye catching ·         Scenic – landscape, picture, representation, sketch, etc.
·         Animals or birds ·         People’s Choice
·         Flowers, plants, trees, grapes, etc. ·         Bottles that are etched, silk screened, sand blasted or hand painted
·         Humor – funny, whimsical, amusing, comical

Download wine label entry form here.