Answers to common questions about our annual wine competition

Sunset International Wine Competition 2019: FAQs
Jeffery Cross

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 May 3, 2019 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 May 10, 2019.

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 May 13-15 in Sonoma County, CA.

Who will the judges be?

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

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in our October 2019 issue.

Where do I send my wines?

We will accept wine shipments from January 4, 2019 through May 10, 2019. Please ship wines directly to:

Sunset International Wine Competition c/o Wine Country Shipping 7686 Bell Road Windsor, CA95492 

You may also download pre-addressed shipping labels here.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact