4th Annual Home Wine Competition

The Educational Judging Competition!

The New Competition Year Is Already Upon Us!

2017 Competition Dates and Entry Info
2017 Competition Date is March 3, 2017
First Day to Send in Wines is January 9, 2017

 The 3rd Annual Bottle Shock Open Home Winemaking Competition was another whopping SUCCESS!  Thanks to all who participated and volunteered.

View 2016 Recap and Awards

2016 Awards Event Recap

Why enter this competition?

  1. The Bottle Shock Open Home Winemaking Competition will bring the highest integrity and professionalism to your wines.
  2. Professional judges will be limited to 50 wines judged per day.
  3. Each core judge will comment in writing on each wine they taste rosette— giving the good and/or bad points of each wine with recommendations of technical advice. The judges will spend the time needed to evaluate each wine.  Click here for the Judging Differential.
  4. A select group of winemakers called the Technology Advisory Panel (seven professionals) will roam the tasting/judging room commenting, assisting and educating the core judges on wines that may need further technical assistance and advice. No other Home Winemaking Competition has these experts roaming the judging floor, providing this type of feedback to winemakers.
  5. This competition is held in the ‘heart of wine country’, where professional judges and winemakers know wines.
  6. Open to ALL winemakers from across the USA!

Home Winemaking Competition