2022 Amateur Winemaker Entry Forms!

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.

2021 Amateur Winemakers Competition Results

BEST OF SHOW
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Riesling Ice Wine

GOLD
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Chocolate Raspberry Port
Lars Eriksson ● 2019 ● 40 Syrah
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Cabernet Dore
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Petite Pearl
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Malbec Ice Wine
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Riesling Ice Wine
Allyssa Snow ● 2021 ● Couldn’t Resist

SILVER
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Raspberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● HF Blackberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● French Oak Raspberry Port
Lars Eriksson ● 2019 ● FIVE
Ronald Faleide ● 2019 ● Red Blend
Neil Jaquet ● 2020 ● White Table Wine
Dwight Kinnes ● 2019 ● Grand Valley Albarino
Dwight Kinnes ● 2019 ● Grand Valley Syrah
Dwight Kinnes ● 2019 ● Grand Valley Cabernet Franc
Len Kusovac ● 2020 ● Blanche
Kevin McClaury ● 2019 ● Sous-sol Chambourcin
Kevin McClaury ● 2019 ● Sous-sol Syrah
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Itaska
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Muscat Canelli
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Mango
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Cabernet Franc Ice Wine

BRONZE
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Blueberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● LF Blackberry Port

BRONZE (continued)
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Cranberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Untoasted Oak Cranberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● American Oak Raspberry Port
Andrew Boal ● 2020 ● Toasted Oak Cranberry Port
Jordan Dickard ● 2020 ● Tectonic Wines – Left Bank
Chuck Grower ● DiPanfilo, Cheryl ● 2018 ● Cabernet Sauvignon
Chuck Grower ● DiPanfilo, Cheryl ● 2017 ● Cabernet Sauvignon
Shad Dirks ● 2019 ● Blueberry Lavender Mead
Ronald Faleide ● 2019 ● Bordeaux Blend
Kevin Harney ● 2018 ● Que Syrah Syrah Cabernet-Syrah
Neil Jaquet ● 2019 ● Cabernet Franc
Donelson Lawry ● 2019 ● Cabernet Franc
Kevin McClaury ● 2019 ● Sous-sol Viognier
Kevin McClaury ● 2019 ● Sous-Sol Traminette
Kevin McClaury ● 2019 ● Sous-Sol Cham/Syrah/Mead
Doug Neam ● 2018 ● Syrah
Doug Neam ● 2018 ● Merlot
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Albarino
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Merlot Rose
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Zinfandel Rose
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2020 ● Malbec Rose
Kathleen Ondrus ● 2019 ● Merlot
Jason Razzo ● 2019 ● LaRazza White
Jason Razzo ● 2018 ● LaRazza Red
Jason Razzo ● 2017 ● Larazza No. 73
Jason Razzo ● 2016 ● LaRazza No. 73
Rob and Jayne Scribner ● 2018 ● Syrah VG
Dan Sueltz ● 2020 ● Chardonnay
Dan Sueltz ● 2019 ● Cabernet Sauvignon

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