Welcome to the Competition!

GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION to be held in Rochester, NY, on Saturday/Sunday, May 6-7, 2023.

Open to all commercial wineries around the world. OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

~ Registration for 2023 is now OPEN ~

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2023 competition has the greatest group of international judges in North America - the most influential people in the wine industry, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, retailers, importers and wine industry writers and consultants. Introducing our 2023 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 900 entries from around the world were judged in 2022 ...

... by 24 judges over 2 days of competition ...

... click MORE to see the Results!

Front End Manager, CMS

Mirko Sula

Born in Albania where I leave till I graduate from high school. After spending 12 years in Rome, Italy, the Restaurant industry brought me in New York City for a while and then Rochester where I planned my roots. As a little kid I loved going at my family farm house in Albania  and see vines grow, and learn how to make spirits out of them. But wine is specifically what I fall in love with. I always found the time to visit wineries through Tuscany, Rioja, Long Island and now Finger Lakes. On October 2019 I completed Level 1 sommelier certification. Employee of Wegmans Food Market where I am learning all the aspects of the company with the goal to work for the Beverage department.