Wine Competition

It’s back!

In March, the festival invites five wine experts to sample entries from wineries attending our festival. Guided by their collective input, the festival awards dozens of entries with gold, silver and bronze awards to the wines that best represent their varietal style. Immediately following the official wine competition, the public is invited to sample the wines that evening during our “UnWined” ticketed event – a sneak peak at the wineries that will be at our festival the following month.  Award-winning wines are listed on our festival website and shared in a press release to regional media following the competition. At the festival, these wines are listed in the event program and are also given medals to display.

The 2023 wine competition is open to all bonded Oregon wineries whose wines will be available at the 2023 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival by the winery or person or organization representing the wine.  Once a wine vendor is accepted into the festival, they will receive instructions on how to submit their wine into the competition.

Entry fee is $45 per entry and each entry will consist of two (2) 750 ml bottles.  For smaller bottles, please include three-four (3-4) bottles.  Entry fees are non-refundable.  There is no limit to the number of entries by a winery.

Registration, payment, and wine is DUE by February 20, 2023.  By submitting an entry, you affirm that the entry conforms to all regulations and standards, state & federal.

If you’re a wine vendor that is accepted to the festival, check your email for additional information about the wine competition – including the weblink to enter the wine competition.

2020 Wine Competition Results

Best of Show RED (tie): Noble Estate Winery, Pinot Noir Cuvee, 2018

Best of Show WHITE (tie): Rainsong Vineyards, Dry Riesling, 2015
Best of Show WHITE (tie): Chris James Cellars, Gewurztraminer, 2018

People’s Choice Award: Bradley Vineyards, Baco Noir Estate, 2018

Check out the full list of 2020 medal winners here.

Past Wine Competition Results

2019 competition results
2018 competition results
2017 competition results
2016 competition results
2015 competition results
2014 competition results