American fine wine competition

The fourth annual American Fine Wine Competition takes place on January 16 & 17,2011 at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This very exciting competition between more than 600 of the finest wines produced in the United States

The Competition

The Competition takes place over a two day period, and is open exclusively to judges, sponsors, and media.  Now entering its fourth year, the AFWC is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious competitions devoted solely to fine wines produced in the United States.  Many of the participating wineries are smaller, family owned wineries and others are larger more recognized labels.   All wineries are personally invited once it has been recognized by the staff of AFWC as being medal worthy.

The Wines

As an exclusive, invitation only, fine wine competition, the AFWC allows only wines in specific categories and price thresholds to be permitted entry.  Wineries from throughout the United States are invited, with a majority of wine coming from California, Washington, Oregon and New York.  This year 600 wines will compete against their varietal for prestigious medals.  We require the submission of four bottles of each wine entered so those in attendance at the Gala dinner have the opportunity to taste many of these great wines.  We require one of the four bottles be signed by the winemaker and they are auctioned off to benefit charity.