At least once each year the Guild holds an amateur wine competition. All Guild members are eligible to enter one or more homemade wines. Judging is a rigorous and prescribed process to ensure fairness, consistency, and accuracy. The Guild occasionally has a wine judging training class as the theme of a monthly meeting, and any member can get trained and serve as a wine judge in the competition.
The competition generally serves as the monthly meeting for whatever month it’s held. So, as always, members bring a potluck dish, a wine glass, and a wine to share.
The only entry fee is your annual membership dues. Any homemade wine is eligible to be entered, providing it has not already been awarded a Gold or Silver medal in a previous SARWG competition.
Read the Competition Rules.
To have a successful competition, we need volunteers for the following roles:
Assistant Competition Chairperson
Competition Head Judge
Competition Head Stewart
Competition Head Auditor
Competition Snack/Tasting/Raffle Tables Coordinator
Volunteering is fun, and, apart from the Head Judge, anyone can do it. The Guild usually offers wine judging training a month or two before the competition, so those interested in judging can do it confidently. See the monthly newsletter or attend a meeting for information about the next competition.: LODESTAR BY AUTOMATTIC.