CAVE AMATEUR WINEMAKER COMPETITION

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

CAVE AMATEUR WINEMAKER COMPETITION2018-07-25T11:46:17+00:00

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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.

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2017 Amateur Winemakers Competition Results

Best of Show

Rob and Jayne Scribner ● 2016 Cabernet Franc/Malbec

Double Gold

Rob and Jayne Scribner ● 2016 Cabernet Franc/Malbec

Gold

Doug Neam ● 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Doug Neam ● 2014 Lucy’s Blend
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 Petite Pearl

Silver

Roberto Alvarez ● 2015 Canyonlands
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2016 Cabernet
Sauvignon
Lars Eriksson ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (27)
Scott Dial & Mike Messenger ● 2016 Peach Port Style
Red Wine
Doug Neam ● 2014 Cabernet Franc
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Scubalicious
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Muscat Canelli
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2015 Petite Syrah
Jon Schwartz ● 2015 Chianti Style Blend
Jon Schwartz ● 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Jon Schwartz ● 2016 Chocolate Raspberry Frontenac
Port
Chris and D Scott ● 2016 Pear Spice

Bronze

Roberto Alvarez ● 2015 Bryce Canyon
Tobin Bereznac ● 2016 Fortified Chianti
Brad Carroll ● 2015 Red
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2016 Cabernet
Sauvignon
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2014 Cabernet
Sauvignon
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2015 Cabernet
Sauvignon
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2014 Red Vinifera
Blend
Chuck Gower & Cheryl Dipanfilo ● 2015 Cabernet
Sauvignon
Lars Eriksson ● 2015 Five(5)
Lars Eriksson ● 2015 Merlot (25)
Jerry and Kim Klintz ● 2015 Merlot-Syrah
Scott Dial & Mike Messenger ● 2016 White Peach
Muscat
Scott Dial & Mike Messenger ● 2016 Concord Red
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Orange Muscat
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Vidal Blanc
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2016 Spiced Apple
Cheri Stephan & Roger Stanton ● 2016 Cabernet Franc
Jon Schwartz ● 2015 Sangiovese
Jon Schwartz ● 2015 Tuscan Style Blend
Jon Schwartz ● 2015 Bordeaux Style Blend
Chris and D Scott ● 2016 White Merlot
Chris and D Scott ● 2016 Petite Syrah
Rodger Wagner ● 2014 Pazzaz!

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