List of Judges by Category

Bill Ward

Bill Ward

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

Bob Ecker

Freelance Wine Writer & Photographer, Director, Rose Today Wine Competition, Healdsburg, 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
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, Vancouver, WA
Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman

CEO & Writer for Great NorthwestWine.com, 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
Larry Van Aalst

Larry Van Aalst

Host of The Sonoma Wine Report CRN Digital Talk Radio, Rohnert Park, CA
Laura Donadoni

Laura Donadoni

Wine Journalist, Los Angeles, 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, Richard Grant Wine, Napa, CA
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

Wine Director / Wine Consultant, NP Wine Consulting, Manhattan Beach, CA
Stephanie Cruz Green

Stephanie Cruz Green

Owner, Certified Sommelier & Wine Educator, Focused on Wine, Kelseyville, CA
Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence

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

Amy Mullally, CS, WSET III

Certified Sommelier, WSET Diploma, The Wine Country, Signal Hill, CA
Ann Littlefield

Ann Littlefield

International Wine & Spirits Marketing, Napa, CA
April Reddout

April Reddout

Wine Buyer, Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, Prosser, 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

Wine Educator, 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
Spreti Valente, CS

Spreti Valente, CS

CS, Wine Buyer, Anne's Boutique Wines, Costa Mesa, CA.
TeeJay Lowe

TeeJay Lowe

CEO, Retailer & Grower, G&G Supermarkets, 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

Adjunct Wine Faculty & Instructor, UC Davis Extension & Culinary Institute of America, Davis, CA
John Giannini

John Giannini

Winemaker, Van Ruiten Family Winery & Instructor, City of Lodi, Lodi CA
Kathleen Arnink

Kathleen Arnink

Lecturer for Wine and Enology, Cornell University Viticulture & Enology, Ithaca, NY
Rick Fraga

Rick Fraga

Wine Educator, Wilson Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Sue Straight

Sue Straight

DTC Wine Coach, Wine Wench Productions, Healdsburg, CA
Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Lab Technician Consultant, Cloverdale, CA
Ann Miller

Ann Miller

Marketing, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport, MO
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
Corey Beck

Corey Beck

President, Francis Ford Coppola, Geyserville, CA
David Rogers

David Rogers

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

Denise Gill

Tasting Room Manager, DTC Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, 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 to the Stags' Leap Winery & Beringer brands, Santa Rosa, CA
Jim Caudill

Jim Caudill

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

Jim Trezise

President, WineAmerica, Penn Yan, NY
Kent Rosenblum

Kent Rosenblum

CEO, Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda, CA
Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler

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

Mark Elcombe

Homeplace Manager , Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 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, Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, CA
Penny Gadd-Coster

Penny Gadd-Coster

Director of Winemaking, Rack and Riddle Custom Wine Services, Healdsburg, CA
Shauna Rosenblum

Shauna Rosenblum

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

Sue Bonzell

Realtor, Author, Local Radio Host, 100.1 KZST, Santa Rosa, CA
Tom Simoneau

Tom Simoneau

KSRO Wine Guy & Owner, Simoneau Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Mike Haran

Mike Haran

Label Contest Coordinator, San Rafael, CA
Christine Monnet

Christine Monnet

Label Contest Judge
Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Principal, Affinity & co-owner of PackagingARTS, Inc., Vallejo, CA.
Jeffery Roth

Jeffery Roth

Label Contest Judge
Jennifer Tincknell

Jennifer Tincknell

Partner, VP, Tincknell & Tincknell Wine Sales & Marketing Consultants Inc., Healdsburg, CA.
Mara Bathiany

Mara Bathiany

Label Contest Judge
Paul Tincknell

Paul Tincknell

Partner & President, Tincknell & Tincknell Wine Sales & Marketing Consultants Inc., Healdsburg, CA.