Without continual growth & progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. - Benjamin Franklin

The NC Fine Wines Competition is recognized as the toughest wine competition in the country.  All of our judges are at least Level 3 Advanced Sommeliers; judges taste blind; no discussion during judging; and judges notes & scores are shared with vineyards.  

Why so serious?  Because of our drive to improve requires us to constantly

raise the bar.   As in life, it is only through constant feedback and struggle can we 

enjoy success.  







North Carolina Fine Wines is more than a competition, it is a brand.  Customers' palates are improving, and they know how wines should taste.  That's why we have professional tasters judging.  That's why in only our first year, the James Suckling group tasted the winning 2017 NC Fine Wines Case.  And that's progress!  

Vineyard Benefits


  • Advanced Sommelier Feedback

  • Being a part of community of farmers and wine makers striving to create the best wines possible. 

  • Supports Academic Scholarship for NC students attending NC colleges

  • Simple Entry via Enofile Online

  • Membership in the NC Fine Wines Society and featured in Educational & Networking projects

Updated Entry Rules


We set the bar high and we had a lot of feedback  Each year we'll highlight the changes for the current year's competition.  

Major changes:

Dessert Category can be Vinifera, Hybrid, or a blend of Hybrid and Vinifera.

  1. Minimum production of 25 cases for each wine entered.

2017 NC Fine Wines ShowCase

NC Fine Wines Society

P.O. Box 20112

Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0112


Tel: 336-499-2045


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