Sunset International Wine Competition: FAQs

Answers to common questions about our annual wine competition

How much does it cost to enter?

The registration fee is $99 per entry online, and $109 per entry submitted by paper. Entries received after March 25, 2016 will be charged $119 per entry online and $129 for entries not submitted online. 

How do I submit my entry by paper, fax, or email?

Please follow the instructions located on the paper entry form.

When is the deadline to enter?

The final deadline for entries and wine delivery is April 15, 2016.

How many bottles need to be sent per entry?

An official entry shall consist of 4 bottles, each bottle no less than 750 ml. in volume. For containers larger than 1 liter in volume, an official entry shall consist of 2 units. An official entry of wines, such as dessert wines, that are bottled only in 375ml. bottles shall consist of 6 bottles, each no less than 375ml.

When will the competition take place?

The judging will take place April 25-26, 2016, at Cornerstone in Sonoma, CA.

Who will the judges be?

Click here to see a full list of judges.  Judges are subject to change.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in our October 2016 issue.

Where do I send my wines?

We will accept wine shipments from March 3, 2016 through April 15, 2016.

Please ship wines directly to:
Sunset International Wine Competition
Sunset Publishing Corp.
55 Harrison Street #200
Oakland, CA 94607

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please email