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
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!
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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
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Membership in the NC Fine Wines Society and featured in Educational & Networking projects
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.
Dessert Category can be Vinifera, Hybrid, or a blend of Hybrid and Vinifera.
Minimum production of 25 cases for each wine entered.
NC Fine Wines Society
P.O. Box 20112
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0112