Dear Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Producers,


The Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association is proud to announce the 2012 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, which will be judged by a panel of distinguished wine experts on Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Duchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY.  We are proud to continue our association with  the Hudson Valley Wine Festival, who will be hosting the judging for the second year. The top categories of the competition will be announced during the Wine Festival and again afford the winners the opportunity to turn awards into immediate sales. Participation by all of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits producers in this competition is an important contribution in our continuing efforts to brand the Hudson Valley as a significant New York Wine & Spirits Region and increase customer awareness of our unique products.

Listed below are links that will aide you in the registration of your wine and spirits for the 2012 competition.

HV Wine & Spirits Competition section of website

Call for Entries and instructions

Entry cover sheet

Wine entry form

Spirit entry form

Wine categories

Spirit categories



The deadline for all entries is Wednesday August 22, 2012.



Michael Migliore

President, Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association