give you the opportunity to have your wines objectively evaluated by wine professionals. (People just like your customers but who taste more regularly, are familiar with all grape varieties, can identify wine quality issues, and enjoy all types of wines styles.) The overall assessment of your wines will give you an external quality benchmark against your competitors beyond your slightly biased "house taste". Win trophies and you may find your wines flying off the shelf, media calling, distributors or the local community noticing. As a winemaker, you will feel validated, you can document your accomplishments and receive public acknowledgement for your artisanal skills.
The Question: With various competitions out there which ones should I enter?
The Answer: Enter as many wines as you can afford! Wineries who consistently earn awards are succeeding the most in today's competitive market place!