The annual Harvest Terroir Challenge is the only wine competition that judges entries entirely by AVA, taking into account the unique properties that make up each winegrowing region.
Entries that best exemplify the soil and climate of their respective viticultural areas are recognized and rewarded for their ability to convey the essence of that AVA. Winning wines are akin to “terroir ambassadors,” helping to define what makes each AVA unique and compelling.
This is your chance to show how your wines stack up to others in your winegrowing area. Winning a Best of Region in the Harvest Terroir Challenge garners huge bragging rights at the national and regional level.
A Gold medal here not only gives your winery additional prestige and selling power, it boosts regional recognition and enhances the conversation around what makes your dirt special.
LAURA Ness - Wine Writer,
Laura Ness is a longtime wine journalist, columnist and judge who contributes regularly to Spirited Magazine, Wine Industry Network, Los Gatos Magazine, The San Jose Mercury News and Edible:Monterey. She loves sharing stories about wine with character and the characters who make them. The Girl Scout in her keeps a corkscrew in every purse, although she adores screwcaps.