Welcome to the 2020 Monterey International Wine Competition!
What is it that makes Monterey unique among competitions and worthy of your consideration?This year we will again be including scores on all wines rated Gold or above for use in your marketing strategy. We know medals are a useful tool in the tasting room and on shelf talkers, but that the power of a two digit score in today's age of Twitter and Facebook is of significant value to wineries that have implemented social media into their overall marketing plan.We're offering both, so you can use whatever works best for you.
In addition, we are pleased to partner with the internationally renowned website winereviewonline.com - their writers will review all of our Platinum Award winners with a detailed tasting note that will run on their website.Their reviews are read by thousands of wine buyers each week.
Our judges are experienced tasters that have significant experience in the industry, running the gamut from marketing consultants that represent large wine portfolios to Master Sommeliers. Judges will be added as we approach the competition - check our website for the most current list.
Our special awards will include the Best of Monterey County, Wine of the Year, Winery of the Year and some unique Director's Awards. In addition, award winners will be poured at our Grand Tasting at the Salinas Valley Fair in May. Check in at montereywinecompetition.com for more details on this as the competition approaches.