Wine Events

Hello fellow BEWBC Winemakers, 

We are about six weeks away from 2021 Winefest!  It is time to enter your wines for this year's competition (entry instructions attached).  This year all wines must be entered by July 16th and dropped off at one of our drop off locations by noon July 17.   We will not be able to accept any wines after these deadlines so please register now!  As a reminder, we are allowing wine entered in previous Winefest, even those that have won category awards. Sorry, but no previous Best in Show winners allowed. Please take a few minutes to enter wines at the following website: http://bewbc.org/winefest/. 

Please register your wine before July 16th and drop off your wines at one of the drop off locations.  Again this year, we're having the wine label contest. To participate please provide an additional label with your name on the back when you drop off your wine for Winefest. Also this year, we're again offering a convenient opportunity to enter your wine into the Washington State Fair Wine Competition. If you choose to enter the WA Fair competition, please drop off an additional bottle of wine along with your Winefest entry. Additional details below.

Drop Off Locations:

Kathryn Chalfan: 5615 140th PL SE, Bellevue WA 98006, 425-503-6524

*Entries must be dropped off by noon July 17th.  Please call and coordinate prior to dropping off entries

Laraine Velope: 15108 64th Ct NE, Kenmore WA 98026, 206-427-2323

*Entries must be dropped off by noon July 17th.  Please call and coordinate prior to dropping off entries

Mike Doherty's Cellar: 20209 12th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-409-1744

*Entries must be dropped off by noon July 17th.  Please call and coordinate prior to dropping off entries

Stacey Huang: 15827 35th Pl W, Lynnwood WA 98087, 206-290-0988

*Entries must be dropped off by noon July 17th. Please call and coordinate prior to dropping off entries

Wine Label Contest - This year’s WINE LABEL CONTEST to be judged by the participants at Winefest.  Please submit your label(s) along with your wine when dropping off at a Winefest drop off location.  Please write your name on the back of the label for identification and enclose in a clear plastic bag (like a sandwich bag) for protection.  Most Creative, and Best Overall will be two of the categories judged. 

Washington State Fair – Wine Competition, September 2022 - For those interested in getting additional professional feedback on your wines, the wine competition at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup provides another opportunity. A BEWBC club member will transport our wines to Puyallup for the competition.  If you choose to enter your wine into this competition as well, please drop off an additional bottle along with your Winefest entry at one of our Drop Off Locations before July 17th Please print a copy of your online entry summary/receipt and attach to the bottle.   For more information and to register, visit:

https://www.thefair.com/get-involved/competitive-exhibits/

then click on “Amateur Wine, Beer and Specialty Beverages”

Winefest 2022 Details

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time: Judging begins:  12:00 PM

Members social and Awards:  3:00 – later

Location:  Dennis Campbell’s Home, 8007 Talbot Road, Edmonds WA 98026

Cheers,

Stacey Huang                Mike Doherty                Dennis Campbell           

BEWBC VP of Wine        BEWBC President          Winefest Host

206-290-0988               425-409-1744               425-210-7662   

Wine Entry Registration:

Go to https://bewbc.org/winefest/ and register as an entrant at the top of the page.   The rules for this year’s competition are listed on the home page.   Additional competition information including the competition categories is contained on the info tab.   Your wines must be entered in one of the following categories:

Red Wines:

  • Cabernet
  • Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Other Red (single varietal)
  • Red Blend
  • White Wines:

White Wines

  • Chardonnay
  • Other White (includes blends) 

Once you are registered you will be able to enter your wines by logging in and selecting “use the add an entry form (see below)

Once you have selected the style/category ignore the Specific Type, Strength, Carbonation level and Sweetness level… again this is a beer competition software.   You do need to select the Requirements for This Style on the left side to see the requirements.  The info required is the complete list of ingredients (percentage) and vintage. Example: 75% Cabernet, 25% Merlot, 2017.  Please enter this info in the Required info box below

You can ignore the beer specific information requested

Once your entries are complete you can pay for your entries and then print your labels (select the labels you wish to print prior to printing).   Attach your labels to your wine bottles and drop them off prior to the deadline.