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Wine Competitions

Commercial Competition

For the last 37 years of the Festival's forty-six-year history, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Best-In-Show awards have been handed out to the most consistent achievers in a Commercial Wine Competition marked by one strong field after another.

This early-in-the-year look at Northwest wines offers clear evidence of which wineries are on track and who to watch at other festival showcases around the country throughout the year.

2023 Commercial Wine Competition Results

2021 Commercial Wine Competition Results

Best of Show Commercial Winners from 1987 to 2021



Amateur Competition

We are proud to announce our 2023 Best in Show is Scott Butler, from Corvallis, OR with a Cabernet Franc! Thank you to everyone who entered and our wonderful panel of judges. All entries will receive the judging forms and metal certificates by mail.

2023 Amateur Wine Competition Results

2022 Amateur Wine Competition Results


This wine competition is open to amateur winemakers only and offers an opportunity for these individuals to have their wines independently evaluated by a panel of judges. Wines are scored on a 20-point system based on sight, smell, taste, and overall quality.

Categories include Dry Fruit, Sweet Fruit, Dry Berry, Sweet Berry, White Vinifera, White Non-Vinifera, Red Vinifera, Red Non-Vinifera, and Specialty, a category that includes all wines not found in other specified divisions.

2023 Amateur Wine Application

For more information, please contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce at 541-265-8801 or email



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