CAVE AMATEUR WINEMAKER COMPETITION

Deadline for Application - Oct. 19, 2018 | Competition Date - Nov. 3, 2018

CAVE AMATEUR WINEMAKER COMPETITION2019-01-24T15:11:43+00:00

About the Competition

CAVE’s Amateur Winemakers Competition is held every year to encourage amateur winemakers and is open to any amateur home winemaker. The Competition will be run by Monty Haltiner. Monty has over 20 years of experience in the adult beverage industry in Colorado. He became a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2007. From 2010 to 2011, he served as a retail representative of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, appointed by Governor Bill Ritter. He has volunteered to run the Wine Aroma Wheel at the Colorado Mountain Festival and has judged amateur and professional wine competitions for several years. Monty has been a CAVE Board member since 2015.Judging is done by blind tasting. Entrants will receive written comments from judges. An Awards Presentation will be held in conjunction with the VinCO Conference and Trade Show (VinCO Registration is not included with competition entry) Amateur winemakers and their guests are invited to attend the Reception, panel discussion, and luncheon free of charge.

2018 Amateur Winemakers Competition Results

Best of Show

Jon Schwartz ● 2016 CSPU Bordeaux Blend

Double Gold

Lars Eriksson ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (27)
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Gewurztraminer (sweet)
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 CSPU Bordeaux Blend

Gold

Eric Hanby ● 2017 Cabernet Franc
Eric Hanby ● 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2016 Petite Syrah
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2018 Peach Delight
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Aromella
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 LaCrescent
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Muscat Canelli
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Crimson Cabernet
Chris and D Scott ● 2017 BBC
Sarah Steele ● 2017 Yeasty Boy

Silver

James Burns ● 2017 Concord
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2015 Red Blend
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2016 Red Blend
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2017 Red Blend
Lars Eriksson ● 2016 FIVE(31)
Amy May Gekas ● 2017 Cabernet Franc
Amy May Gekas ● 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2016 Merlot Syrah
Rick Lanoue ● 2017 Marechal Foch
Donelson Lawry ● 2017 Chambourcin Rosé
Donelson Lawry ● 2017 Mouvedre
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Gewurztraminer (dry)
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Viognier
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Brianna
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Catawba
Jon Schwartz ● 2017 ZPS Zinfandel
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 MCS Merlot
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 SOL Super Tuscan Blend
Chris and D Scott ● 2017 Cherry Pomegranate
Rob and Jayne Scribner ● 2016 Cabernet Franc/Malbec

Bronze

Dan and Janine Balsamo ● 2017 Balsamo Wines
Tobin Bereznak ● 2017 Sparkling Riesling
Ron and Al Berger ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Todd and Jeth Betz ● 2016 Black Cove Currant, Choke Cherry
Todd and Jeth Betz ● 2016 Blackberry Cranberry
James Burns ● 2015 Bing Cherry
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2014 Pinot Noir
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2017 Red Blend
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2014 Red Blend
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Charles Gower and Cheryl DiPanfilo ● 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lars Eriksson ● 2017 FIVE (34)
Ron Faleide ● 2017 Merlot SLD
Ron Faleide ● 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon C
Amy May Gekas ● 2017 The Prospector
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2017 French Columbard
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2017 Chardonnay #1
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2016 Syrah
Rick Lanoue ● 2017 4 Generations
Rick Lanoue ● 2017 Redwoods
Doug Neam ● 2015 Syrah Rosé
Doug Neam ● 2015 Merlot
Doug Neam ● 2015 Cabernet Franc
Doug Neam ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2017 Brianna’s Blend
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2014 Sangiovese Blend
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Merlot
Dan Payne ● 2012 Lucious Red Shiraz
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 CSM Cab Blend
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 CAB Cabernet Sauvignon
Chris and D Scott ● 2017 Vidal Blanc
Chris and D Scott ● 2017 Red Blend
Rob and Jayne Scribner ● 2016 Pear/Gewurztraminer
Sarah Steele ● 2017 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Sarah Steele ● 2017 Cabernet Franc Blend
Dan Sueltz ● 2016 Audacieux

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