Wine fest is fast approaching.  I hope that all that attended last year will be able to return with more of their wines. New winemakers (and new to Winefest) can bring some of their creations to get professional feedback on their wines and perhaps win bragging rights with an engraved wine glass or blue ribbon or two.    Winefest is all about having some fun by tasting other members wines, sharing wine making stories, trying other peoples potluck recipes,  judging best recipe and judging best wine label.  In addition we get some practice in judging wines and have the opportunity to see how our wine judging stacks up against the professional judges.  This is a great opportunity to engage professional winemakers for tips on making excellent wines.  The wrap-up social on Saturday will be Kid-friendly with an activities table.  The club will provide soft drinks for the younger set.   You will enjoy the Tiki hut bar hospitality of the Butner's serving wine crafted by the BEWBC winemakers and grilled food hot off of Butner's outdoor grill. 


Here is the Winefest process. 

1. Before July 5th . Members enter your wines using the attached forms or forms from the June Press.

2. Friday July 9th . Members show up at the Masonic lodge at 6 PM with some wine to share and their wine to be judged. Direction in attached Winfest preliminaries flyer. (If you have not entered your wines by the 5th. Bring and enter them on Friday)

a. Consume some snacks provided by the club.

b. Preliminary judging of the wines by fellow members

c. Announce results (assuming our software works well this year)

3. Saturday July 10th. Members show up at Dave Butner's home at 3:30 (see attached flyer for directions) with some wine to share and their potluck contribution (Appetizer, Salad, Main Dish or Dessert). The club will provide some meat and veggie burgers for the grill.

a. Professional judges will have completed their judging (mostly).

b. Wines will be scored and prizes assigned

c. Members judge best wine label

d. Members judge favorite potluck recipe

e. Awarding of prizes, ribbons and recognition.

For our planning purposes, Please RSVP your intention to place wine in the event. 

Also please RSVP for yourself and guests if you plan to attend either day but will not be bringing a wine to be judged.  (However, if your are unable to RSVP come anyway)


Here are some areas you can help.  Let me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  know if you would be available for any of these tasks

1. Volunteers

a. Wine stewards (Chief and 3 helpers) Positions filled

b. Greeters for Preliminaries (will receive wine and fees at preliminaries)

c. Cash box operator and cash (preliminaries)

d. Person to record entries (preliminaries)

e. Person to enter scoring data in software (access database)

f. Kids games/activities organizer for Finals

g. Clean up after events.


Dennis Campbell

BEWBC Vice President of wine



Entry Form