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WineMaker Magazine Wine Competition

Enter the 2019 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition for your chance to win medals and valuable gift certificates!



Enter your wine in North America’s largest competition for fresh fruit and wine kit hobby wine makers. The best homemade wines from across North America and around the world will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 50 categories awarded by a panel of experienced wine judges. You can gain international recognition for your wine making skills and get valuable feedback on your wines from the competition’s judging panel. Deadline to enter is March 15th, 2019. Judging will take place April 12-14, 2019 and winners will be announced at the WineMaker Magazine Conference in Traverse City, MI on May 18th, 2019.. Results will be posted on and mailed out soon after.


This year we are offering gift certificate prizes (list of prizes below) for those that list Great Fermentations as their wine making retailer AND win a medal. For those that enter with a Winexpert wine kit and win a medal, you’ll get a gift certificate and we’ll also give you a wine kit of equal value (including shipping) for FREE (limit two)!

**NOTE** To be eligible for these prizes, you are REQUIRED to use our SPECIAL Great Fermentations ENTRY FORMDon’t miss out on this opportunity for free gift certificates!


Great Fermentations is offering the following prizes to winners (max total prize per entry is $250). You are required to use our entry form to be eligible for these prizes:

    • Gold Medal = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Silver Medal = $25 Gift Certificate
    • Bronze Medal = $10 Gift Certificate
    • Grand Champion = $100 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show RED = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show WHITE = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show COUNTRY FRUIT = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show KIT/CONCENTRATE = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show Dessert = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show Sparkling = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Best of Show Mead = $50 Gift Certificate
    • Winemaker of the Year = $100 Gift Certificate
    • If you win a medal using a Winxpert Wine Making Kit, you’ll get a Winexpert Winemaking Kit of equal value for FREE from Great Fermentations, limit two (2). This deal is 100% supported by us and we are not reimbursed by Winexpert.


Wine entries need to be in Vermont by the deadline of March 15th, so let us deal with the packaging and shipping for you! Just bring your wines to either our Indianapolis or Avon stores no later than March 12th, and we’ll make sure they make it to Vermont safe and sound by the deadline. Cost for shipping is just $5, regardless of how many wines you are entering. Each entry must include all required entry forms and fees.

If you want to ship the wines yourself, make sure you plan ahead. Shipping times from Indiana are 2-3 days to Vermont. All entries need to be in Vermont BY March 15th.

Wine and entry form(s) are to be sent to:

Battenkill Communications
5515 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-3981