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Harvest Challenge 2022

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Harvest Challenge
2022

JUDGING November
8th & 9th
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE 
October 21th

ENTRY DEADLINE
October 28th

WINES TO BE DELIVERED BY 
October 28th

The Harvest Challenge is a wine competition that bases its judging on a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give the specific personality to the wine.

In other competitions, this factor is ignored. At the Harvest Challenge, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.

According to Harvest Challenge spokesman, Christopher Sawyer, “The Harvest Challenge is a judge’s dream come true. Beyond varietal category and price point, this one-of-a-kind competition is based on appellation instead of mass-production. The end result is more definition of the wines made with grapes inside the boundaries of a specific viticultural area and distinct flavors that have helped  wines rise to the top of the scale in the global marketplace.”

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