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Meet The Distinguished Judges

 

 

Our competition judges include a list of top-notch highly trained professionals in the wine industry including winemakers, wine educators, buyers and media who take their task very seriously! Their influence can have far-reaching effects on your wine consumers and their purchases. Find out if your wines suit their professional pallets.

Kat Adams
Winemaker
Jessica Altieri
CS, CEO WineChannelTV
Gence Alton
SF Bay Area Accountant Manager, WineBid.com
Jamie Arevalo
Certified Specialist of Wine, E&J Gallo Winery
Jusden Aumund
DTC Director, Sextant Winery
Jenne Baldwin-Eaton
Winemaker, Plum Creek Winery
Dan Barwick
Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery
Heidi Barrett
Winemaker, Barrett & Barrett Wines
Corey Beck
Director of Winemaking/GM, Francis Ford Coppola
Dan Berger
Wine writer, columnist
Virginie Boone
Wine Writer
Carrie Boyle
General Manager/Buyer, Total Wine & More
Tom Bohr
Professional wine judge
Carl Brandhorst
President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA)
Thrace Bromberger
Walt Wines
Jeanne Burgess
VP, Director Winemaking Operations, Seavin, Inc.
Dr. Christian E. Butzke
Professor of Enology, Purdue University
Tina Caputo
Magazine writer, editor and columnist including Wine Review Online
Jim Caudill
Public Relations & Hospitality, The Hess Collection
Mark Chandler
Executive Director, WineAmerica
Tami Collins
Winemaker, De La Montanya Estate Vineyards & Winery
Rich Cook
Director, San Diego County Fair Wine Competition/Wine
Andrew "Rew" Craig
Certified Sommelier
Allison Crowe
Winemaker, Garnet Vineyards
Fred Dame
Master Sommelier
Debra Del Fiorentino
Founder, Wine Competition Management & Production
Paul Dolan
Industry Entrepreneur & Author
Susan Doyle
Director of Winemaking, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
Martha Dunne
Co-Owner, WineGigs.com
Mike Dunne
Writer/Business Owner, Sacramento Bee
Traci Dutton
Beverage Manager & Sommelier, Culinary Institute
Janet Dyer
Independent Contractor and Broker
Bob Foster
Assistant Editor, California Grapevine Wine Newsletter
Melody Fuller
Founder/President, Oakland Wine Festival & Oakland Wine and Food Society
Sara Fowler
Winemaker, Peju Winery
Renata Franzia-Price
Classic Wines of California
(Bronco) & Sommelier
Doug Frost
Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Author and TV
Rhett Gadke
Senior Wine Buyer, Bounty Hunter
Gina Gallo
Winemaker, Gallo Family Vineyards
Nick Goldschmidt
Winemaker and Consultant, Goldschmidt Vineyards
Joel Green
GM & Winemaker, Safe Harbor Wines
Daryl Groom
Chief Judge, Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Eric Harris
Winemaker, Two-EE’s Winery
Sherrie Holzer
Assistant Winemaker, Castoro Cellars
Kathleen Inman
Inman Family Wines
Dan Kosta
Founder, Kosta Browne Winery
Virginia Marie Lambrix
Winemaker, Truett-Hurst Inc. Brands
Ellen Landis
Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Specialist
Ken Landis
Chef and Co-Owner, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn
Roxanne Langer
Founder Wine FUNdamentals, Sommelier, Educator
Cory Lester
Certified Sommelier, sales at Trusty Hurst Winery
Ann Littlefield
Professional International Wine and Spirits Judge
Veronica Litton
Head Wine Buyer, Crown Wine & Spirits
Susan Lueker
Director of Winemaking, Simi Winery
Charles F. Mara
President, The Mara Wine Group
Kris Margerum
Head Sommelier, Auberge du Soleil, Napa
Deb McCole
Mission Fine Wines, Certified Specialist of Wine
William McNab
Wine Editor, Piedmont Post
Peg Melnick
Wine Critic, Blogger & Writer, The Press Democrat
Mary Melton
Director of Beverage, P.F. Chang's Restaurants
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Kat Adams
Winemaker
Jessica Altieri
CS, CEO WineChannelTV
Gence Alton
SF Bay Area Accountant Manager, WineBid.com
Jamie Arevalo
Certified Specialist of Wine, E&J Gallo Winery
Jusden Aumund
DTC Director, Sextant Winery
Jenne Baldwin-Eaton
Winemaker, Plum Creek Winery
Dan Barwick
Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery
Heidi Barrett
Winemaker, Barrett & Barrett Wines
Corey Beck
Director of Winemaking/GM, Francis Ford Coppola
Dan Berger
Wine writer, columnist
Virginie Boone
Wine Writer
Carrie Boyle
General Manager/Buyer, Total Wine & More
Tom Bohr
Professional wine judge
Carl Brandhorst
President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA)
Thrace Bromberger
Walt Wines
Jeanne Burgess
VP, Director Winemaking Operations, Seavin, Inc.
Dr. Christian E. Butzke
Professor of Enology, Purdue University
Tina Caputo
Magazine writer, editor and columnist including Wine Review Online
Jim Caudill
Public Relations & Hospitality, The Hess Collection
Mark Chandler
Executive Director, WineAmerica
Tami Collins
Winemaker, De La Montanya Estate Vineyards & Winery
Rich Cook
Director, San Diego County Fair Wine Competition/Wine
Andrew "Rew" Craig
Certified Sommelier
Allison Crowe
Winemaker, Garnet Vineyards
Fred Dame
Master Sommelier
Debra Del Fiorentino
Founder, Wine Competition Management & Production
Paul Dolan
Industry Entrepreneur & Author
Susan Doyle
Director of Winemaking, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
Martha Dunne
Co-Owner, WineGigs.com
Mike Dunne
Writer/Business Owner, Sacramento Bee
Traci Dutton
Beverage Manager & Sommelier, Culinary Institute
Janet Dyer
Independent Contractor and Broker
Bob Foster
Assistant Editor, California Grapevine Wine Newsletter
Melody Fuller
Founder/President, Oakland Wine Festival & Oakland Wine and Food Society
Sara Fowler
Winemaker, Peju Winery
Renata Franzia-Price
Classic Wines of California
(Bronco) & Sommelier
Doug Frost
Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Author and TV
Rhett Gadke
Senior Wine Buyer, Bounty Hunter
Gina Gallo
Winemaker, Gallo Family Vineyards
Nick Goldschmidt
Winemaker and Consultant, Goldschmidt Vineyards
Joel Green
GM & Winemaker, Safe Harbor Wines
Daryl Groom
Chief Judge, Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Eric Harris
Winemaker, Two-EE’s Winery
Sherrie Holzer
Assistant Winemaker, Castoro Cellars
Kathleen Inman
Inman Family Wines
Dan Kosta
Founder, Kosta Browne Winery
Virginia Marie Lambrix
Winemaker, Truett-Hurst Inc. Brands
Ellen Landis
Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Specialist
Ken Landis
Chef and Co-Owner, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn
Roxanne Langer
Founder Wine FUNdamentals, Sommelier, Educator
Cory Lester
Certified Sommelier, sales at Trusty Hurst Winery
Ann Littlefield
Professional International Wine and Spirits Judge
Veronica Litton
Head Wine Buyer, Crown Wine & Spirits
Susan Lueker
Director of Winemaking, Simi Winery
Charles F. Mara
President, The Mara Wine Group
Kris Margerum
Head Sommelier, Auberge du Soleil, Napa
Deb McCole
Mission Fine Wines, Certified Specialist of Wine
William McNab
Wine Editor, Piedmont Post
Peg Melnick
Wine Critic, Blogger & Writer, The Press Democrat
Mary Melton
Director of Beverage, P.F. Chang's Restaurants
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