2020 Vintner Competition
More than 30 wineries will wow judges with their best wines during this year’s vintner competition at Pinot, Pigs & Poets. Judging will be conducted by a panel of qualified tasters and knowledgeable consumers.
Each wine will be presented to judges in individual glasses without indication of region, vintage, or price. Judges will evaluate each wine independently and without discussion, recording their scores, which will then be tabulated to determine each wine’s ranking. The tasting order is random, and the bottles are not visible. If a bottle of wine is noticeably flawed, a different bottle of the same wine will be substituted.
Winners will be announced during the Pinot, Pigs & Poets tasting.
Guests will have the chance to enjoy the same portfolio of old pinot favorites and new pinot discoveries, as each winery will donate a case of its delicious wine for the competition and tasting.
2020 Competition Judges
|Deanna Albertson||Vino Mas|
|Matt Brown||V. Mertz|
|Corey Keith||Corkscrew Wine and Cheese|
|Michael Kowal||Happy Hollow Club|
|Paul Kulik||Le Bouillon, Via Farina|
|Monica Lang||Celebrity Homes Omaha|
|Brad Marr||Spencer's For Steaks and Chips|
|Elizabeth Wallace||801 Chophouse|
Past Competition Winners
|2019||Domaine Serene||2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley|
|2018||Clouds Rest||2014 femme fatale|
|2017||Bien Nacido Vineyards||2012 Santa Maria Valley|
|2016||Loring Wine Company||2014 Clos Pepe Vineyard|
|2015||Williams Selyem||Foss Vineyard 2012|
|2014||Failla||2011 Keefer Ranch|
|2013||Morgan||2010 Twelve Clones|
|2012||Big Table Farm||2010 Willamette Valley|
|2011||Small Vines||2009 Russian River Valley|
|2010||Benovia||2008 Sonoma Coast|