List of Judges by Category

Bill Ward

Bill Ward

Writer/Journalist, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Decant This, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Bob Ecker

Bob Ecker

Wine Writer and Photographer, Napa, CA
Bob Foster

Bob Foster

Assistant Editor of the California Grapevine Wine Newsletter, San Diego, CA
Charlene Peters

Charlene Peters

Destination Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Visit Calistoga, Calistoga, CA
Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Chief Restaurant Critic and Wine Columist (ret.), Hour Detroit Magazine, Troy, MI
Craig LaBan

Craig LaBan

Restaurant Critic & Drink Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
Deborah Parker Wong

Deborah Parker Wong

Global Wine Editor, Somm Journal, The Tasting Panel & Clever Root, San Francisco, CA
Ellen Landis, CS, CSW

Ellen Landis, CS, CSW

Wine Journalist, CS, CSW, Windsor, CA
Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman

President/ CEO, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, WA
Jeffrey Binney

Jeffrey Binney

Writer of, "Jeff's Corner", Educator & Tour Director, Grape Creek Vineyards, Fredericksburg, TX
Jessica Altieri

Jessica Altieri

CEO, Certified Sommelier, Wine Channel TV Digital Network, Chicago, IL
Jill A. Ditmire

Jill A. Ditmire

Omnimedia Wine Specialist/ Journalist, Indianapolis, IN
Joe LaVilla, PhD, CWE, ISG

Joe LaVilla, PhD, CWE, ISG

Wine educator, author & sommelier, chef, San Francisco, CA
Larry Van Aalst

Larry Van Aalst

Retired Sommelier, Radio Talkshow Host, Rohnert Park, CA
Laura Donadoni

Laura Donadoni

Wine Journalist, San Diego, CA
Laura Ness

Laura Ness

Wine Columnist, Los Gatos, CA.
Marguerite Thomas

Marguerite Thomas

Writer, The Wine News, Baltimore, MD
Martha Dunne

Martha Dunne

Martha Dunne, Wine Enthusiast, Sacramento, CA
Michael Apstein

Michael Apstein

Columnist, WineReviewOnLine.com, Newton, MA
Mike Dunne

Mike Dunne

Contributing Wine Columnist, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA
Richard Peterson

Richard Peterson

Winemaker & Author of award-winning book "The Winemaker"
Tim McNally

Tim McNally

The Wine Show, WGSO 990AM & Wine and Spirits Editor, columnist & feature writer for New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans, LA
Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Owner, Amador 360, Amador, CA
Christopher Sawyer

Christopher Sawyer

Journalist/Sommelier & founder of SawyerSomm.com, Petaluma, CA
Jennifer Jespersen

Jennifer Jespersen

Lead Sommelier, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, CA
Ken Landis

Ken Landis

Retired Chef Consultant, Landis Shores, Vancouver, CA
Nadia R. Pavlevska, CS, CSW, FWS, IWS

Nadia R. Pavlevska, CS, CSW, FWS, IWS

Professional Sommelier, CSW, FWS, IWS, NP Wine Consulting, Hermosa Beach, CA
Stephanie Cruz Green

Stephanie Cruz Green

Owner, Sommelier, International Wine Judge, Kelseyville, CA
Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence

Owner, The Global Wine Chef/The World is Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA
Amy Mullally, CS, Diploma WSET

Amy Mullally, CS, Diploma WSET

Fine Wine Specialist for the Henry Wine Group, Long Beach, CA
Ann Littlefield

Ann Littlefield

President, Littlefield Wine Marketing, Napa, CA
April Reddout

April Reddout

Guest Services, Col Solare Winery, Richland, WA
Barry Herbst

Barry Herbst

Wine Director, Bottle Barn Liquors, Santa Rosa, CA
Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes

Wine Category Manager, BevMo!, Concord, CA
Chip Cassidy

Chip Cassidy

Chip Cassidy, Professor, Florida International University, North Miami, FL
Jeff Slankard

Jeff Slankard

Wine Director, Barons Market, San Diego, CA
Kristi Mohar

Kristi Mohar

Wine Buyer, Pacific Markets Sonoma County, CA
Sahar Gharai

Sahar Gharai

Owner and Wine Buyer of La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge, Petaluma, CA
Spreti Valente, CS

Spreti Valente, CS

Sommelier & Senior Wine Buyer, Professional Wine Judge, Consultant & Educator, Costa Mesa, CA.
TeeJay K. Lowe

TeeJay K. Lowe

Managing Partner, West College Management LLC., Santa Rosa, CA
Wilfred Wong

Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com, San Francisco, CA
Barry H. Gump, Ph.D.

Barry H. Gump, Ph.D.

Professor, Florida International University, North Miami, FL
Carl G. Brandhorst

Carl G. Brandhorst

President Emeritus, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association, Fairfax, VA
Jennifer Cossey Hendrickson

Jennifer Cossey Hendrickson

Beverage Manager, Lead Sommelier, Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, MT
John Buechsenstein

John Buechsenstein

Wine Instructor, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education; Visiting Instructor, Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA
John Giannini

John Giannini

Winemaker, Van Ruiten Family Winery, Lodi, CA
Kathleen Arnink

Kathleen Arnink

Lecturer for Wine and Enology, Cornell University Viticulture & Enology, Ithaca, NY
Richard (Dick) Mercer

Richard (Dick) Mercer

Italy Travel Specialist including Italian Wine and Food Tours, Sacramento, CA
Rick Fraga

Rick Fraga

Wine Educator, Deloach Vineyards, Santa Rosa, CA
Sue Straight

Sue Straight

Owner/ Founder, Wine Wench Productions, Wine Director at Oakville Grocry, Healdsburg, CA
Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Lab Technician Consultant, Cloverdale, CA
Alicia Ysais

Alicia Ysais

Director, Delicato Family Vineyards, Manteca, CA
Ann Miller

Ann Miller

Marketing, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport, MO
Bill Pesonen

Bill Pesonen

Owner, William Gordon Winery, Cloverdale, CA
Charles F. Mara

Charles F. Mara

The Mara Wine Group, Palm Springs, CA
Christopher O'Gorman

Christopher O'Gorman

Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates, Healdsburg, CA
Clark Smith

Clark Smith

Winemaker & Owner, WineSmith, Santa Rosa, CA
Dan Kosta

Dan Kosta

Founder/Proprietor, AldenAlli Winery, Healdsburg, CA
David Rogers

David Rogers

Senior Wine Consultant, Vintage Wine Estates, Windsor, CA
Denise Gill

Denise Gill

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Santa Rosa, CA
Dustin Fults

Dustin Fults

Proprietor, Fults Family Vineyards, Lower Lake, CA
Eric Stine

Eric Stine

VP Winemaking, Foley Family Wines and Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Middletown, CA
Greg Burns

Greg Burns

Owner and Head Winemaker, 1st Generation Winemaker & 5th Generation Grape Grower, Jessie's Grove Winery, Lodi, CA
Jane Halahan Valentin

Jane Halahan Valentin

Assistant Winemaker for Beringer Vineyards, Stags Leap Winery, St Helena, CA
Jim Caudill

Jim Caudill

Director, Marketing Communications, Treasury Wine Estates, Napa, CA
Jim Trezise

Jim Trezise

President, WineAmerica, New York, NY
Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

Principal, Chandler & Company Wine Consultants, Lodi, CA
Mark Elcombe

Mark Elcombe

Homeplace Manager , Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, CA
Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin

Senior Winemaker, Clos Du Bois, Healdsburg, CA
Miro Tcholakov

Miro Tcholakov

VP/Director of Winemaking, Miro Cellars, Cloverdale, CA
Montgomery Paulsen

Montgomery Paulsen

Winemaker, Pat Paulsen Vineyards, Napa, CA
Pat Henderson

Pat Henderson

Winemaker, Sonoma Valley California, CA
Penny Gadd-Coster

Penny Gadd-Coster

Director of Winemaking, Rack and Riddle Custom Wine Services, Healdsburg, CA
Sarah Mullins

Sarah Mullins

Winemaker & Winery Manager, Rancho Sisquoc Winery, Santa Maria, CA
Shauna Rosenblum

Shauna Rosenblum

Winemaker, Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda, CA
Sue Bonzell

Sue Bonzell

Radio Personality, Author & Speaker, Bonzell Media, Santa Rosa, CA
Tom Simoneau

Tom Simoneau

KSRO Wine Guy & Owner, Simoneau Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Tyler Weiper

Tyler Weiper

Tasting Room Manager, Milano Family Winery, Hopland, CA
Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson

Winemaker, Wilson Artisan Wineries, Healdsburg, CA
Paul Tincknell

Paul Tincknell

Partner, Tincknell & Tincknell, Wine Sales and Marketing Consultants, Healdsburg, CA
Brian Lobsinger

Brian Lobsinger

Senior Director, Brand & Web Development, A. Bright Idea, Sonoma, CA
Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Principal & Co-Founder, PackagingARTS, Vallejo, CA.
Elizabeth Slater

Elizabeth Slater

Owner, In Short Direct Marketing, Windsor, CA
Jennifer Tincknell

Jennifer Tincknell

Partner, Tincknell & Tincknell, Wine Sales and Marketing Consultants, Inc., Healdsburg, CA.
Mike Haran

Mike Haran

Label Contest Coordinator Emeritus, San Rafael, CA
Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser

SFCWC Director