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The American Wine Society
2024 Wine Competitions
Sponsored by

The 2024 AWS Commercial and Amateur Wine Competitions

will be conducted October 30-31, 2024 in North Carolina. 

The American Wine Society is the largest consumer based wine organization in the United States. We have conducted this prestigious Amateur and Commercial wine competition annually for over 40 years. This Commercial Competition will provide national recognition for your winery among both consumers and wine industry professionals.   Judges for the AWS Commercial Wine Competition include both AWS trained and certified judges and professional experts from all aspects of the wine industry.  AWS judges have completed a rigorous 3 level course over a minimum 3 years. This intense curriculum includes a disciplined approach to wine fault identification, component analysis, winery operations, viticulture, wine history and appreciation and of course, extensive wine evaluation and rating.

Benefits of participation:

  • Medal winners will receive national exposure among our nearly 6000 AWS members, nation-wide consumers, and the wine industry

  • The AWS Competition is nationally recognized and medals stand out in tasting room award displays, websites, and marketing materials

  • Press Releases will be issued acknowledging your award winning wines.

  • Your award winning wines will be listed in the AWS Wine Journal magazine distributed to wine enthusiasts and aficionados throughout North America.

  • Medal winning wines will be showcased at a special tasting at this year’s national AWS Conference and at other wine events throughout the year.

  • Medal Winners will be posted on this site and the American Wine Society website, which will provide national recognition.

Attractive medals display in tasting rooms, marketing materials and multi-media

Commercial Competition Contacts:

Al Guber and Mike Wassenberg Co-Chairs


Al's Phone 703-850-3780,  Mike's Phone 703-217-4890  

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