Wine Competitions

Eligible Competitions

Wine Competitions

New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Wine Competitions Program

In an effort to gain more recognition for the high-quality wines produced in New York State, the Foundation assists wineries with the entry fees in national and international competitions. Assistance in competitions not listed above are approved on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the budget.

The matching ratio is currently 50:50 for members of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation and 75:25 (winery to foundation) for non-members.

  • Send a copy of your entry form or online printout along with your check payable to the New York Wine & Grape Foundation for 50% (members) or 75% (non-members) of the total entry fee(s) to:

New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Attn: Kim Hughes
800 South Main Street, Suite 200
Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • The Foundation will send the full payment to the competition organizers on your behalf.

To ensure timely payment by the Foundation, please make sure that the Foundation receives your paperwork/check at least two weeks prior to the payment deadline to allow adequate time for the payment to be sent. Competition organizers are under no obligation to present your wine for judging if they haven’t received the entry fee(s).

Please contact Kim Hughes (585-394-3620, ext. 205 or kimhughes@nywgf.org) if you have questions.

For this program to have the most impact possible, please let Julie Purpura Hosbach, Communications Manager, juliehosbach@nywgf.org know immediately whenever you receive an award and/or any type of recognition for your wines. We will post appropriate information on our website or social media, and/or include the information in our newsletter.