The NorthWest Wine Summit

The NorthWest Wine Summit is managed by VinoChallenge, LLC. It focuses on exclusively wines produced in the NorthWest, specifically, wines from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

News / Updates

In an effort to assist in the ever-increasing difficulty in transporting wine across international borders, we are now holding a Canadian judging before the US judging. The Canadian 2015 judging will go from April 19th through the 20th in Penticton, BC.

The US 2015 judging has gone back to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood this year, celebrating our 20th year! Judging will begin on April 26th, and conclude on the 28th. Please note the change of address of where to send your wines.

It's a good idea to have your wines delivered early so they may rest.

Philosophy

We are dedicated to producing the most competent judging experiences for wineries, judges and consumers. To that end, we:

  • Select a judging panel composed equally of wine makers from the region and wine professionals (journalists, distributors, retailers, sommeliers) and knowledgeable consumers from around the USA.
  • Employ technology to manage the more clerical aspects of the competition so that judges can focus on the wines rather than the judging process; and to assure that the judges results are promptly and accurately recorded.
  • Impose strict quality controls and independent reviews of the wines being judged. For the 2012 Summit, this role was performed by the editors of the Wine Press Northwest.

To enter your wines into the 2015 NorthWest Wine summit please click here, or click on the entry form button in the site's menu.

Important Information

Entry into the competition for wine requires 3x 750ml, or 4x 375ml bottles, or at this time 8x 187ml bottles.
For spirits, only 2 750ml bottles or equivalent per entry are required.
Please send your wines to Timberline Lodge, 27500 E Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028