a variety of Unique WINE, cider and spirits Competitions

Presented by Wine Competitions Management & Productions, each adult beverage competition is carefully designed to appeal to a niche market based on its regionality or style of judging. Judges are internationally renowned and respected experts. Our mission? To provide a quality assessment of your wine, cider and spirits, and offer a unique selling proposition to promote your medal-winning product!


International East Meets West

Wine Challenge

February 23-24th, 2021

Two Competitions in One:
International Eastern and West Coast Wine Competition.

Combining two of our oldest and most established brands to see exactly where East Meets West.

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North Coast Wine Challenge

April 6 - 7th, 2021

Celebrating Northern California's "Best of the Best" followed by an Invitational Tasting by The Press Democrat.


Experience Rosé wine competition 

May 4 - 5th, 2021

Seeks the very best in dry, a little sweet and sparkling styles that pair quality winemaking with the passion for rosé and its infinite possibilities.

International Women's Wine Competition

May 11 - 12th, 2021

Expertly judged by women, for women wine buyers. Special award given for Best Woman Winemaker.


sunset International Wine Competition

June 8 - 10th, 2021

SUNSET is the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle.  Its International Wine Competition makes its winning wines part of the most influential wine program in the country. 

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sunset MAGAZINE int'l spirits competition

October 19-20, 2021

Winning producers will be featured in a Spirits Special non-print, digital edition with supporting microsite. Promotions for Spirits Award Special Issue will be placed in sunset.com, Sunset eNewsletters and Sunset social sites in the Spring. The edition will be promoted and available for 12 months or until the 2022 Spirit Awards winners are announced.

Harvest Challenge

November 9 - 10 2021

The Harvest Challenge is a wine competition that pits wines against each other by their appellation and by varietal. This spotlights a region's soil and climate contributing to the wine quality.

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December 2021

Show off your craft spirits and earn bragging rights at this second annual judging.

Mendocino Cider Competition + Mendocino International Apple Show Cider Competition

Dates to be announced

Showcasing new and existing commercial and non-commercial ciders made from apples, juice or concentrate from around the world.

Why You Should Enter

  • Winning gold medals can help boost sales and brand awareness for producers of all sizes.

  • Have your wine rated by professional judges who know their wine

  • Add retail room talking points

  • Benchmark your products against others

  • Give your brand pride, prestige and bragging rights

  • Make others take notice (retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers)

  • Generate great PR and make your wine a stand-out

  • A medal helps you sell more wine!