Competition

The unprecedented San Antonio Wine Competition is celebrating its 13th year. We identified the finest wines from various regions and are informing the public about the notable winners and their products.

San Antonio Wine Opener

A Spirited Event

Each year, all national and international professional wineries were encouraged to compete. To find out more about the annual San Antonio Wine Competition, contact John Costello at jcostello@klrn.org.

Application Forms

The Wines

Wines are grouped into over 40 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES for judging.

2013 Judges

We gather highly experienced and talented panels of judges to participate in the annual San Antonio Wine Competition.

Our judges have cumulative expertise in writing reviews about wines, restaurants, retail buyers, wine educators and wine connoisseurs. The diverse backgrounds of these judges ensures a balanced selection of gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Competition Wine Categories

BLUSH/ROSE WINES

  • Blush/Rose Dry
  • Blush/Rose Sweet

DESSERT WINES

  • Red Dessert
  • White Dessert

FORTIFIED WINES

  • Madeira
  • Porto, Vintage & LBV
  • Porto, Other
  • Port Styled Wines
  • Sherry Dry
  • Sherry Sweet

FRUIT WINES

ITALIAN STYLE RED WINES

  • Appellation Designated Blends
  • Italian Varietals
  • Super Tuscan Blends

RED TABLE WINES

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Over $15
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Under $15
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Blends
  • Malbec Blends
  • Malbec, Over $15
  • Malbec, Under $15
  • Merlot, Over $15
  • Merlot, Under $15
  • Merlot Blends
  • Other Red Dry
  • Other Red Sweet
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Zinfandel, Over $15
  • Zinfandel, Under $15
  • Zinfandel Blends

RHONE STYLE RED WINES

  • Petit Sirah
  • Rhone Blends

SPANISH STYLE RED WINES

  • Appellation Designated Blends
  • Spanish Varietals

SPARKLING WINES

  • French Champagne, Over $30
  • French Champagne, Under $30
  • Sparkling Wine, Over $15
  • Sparkling Wine, Under $15
  • Sparkling Wine Sweet

WHITE TABLE WINES

  • Chardonnay, Over $15
  • Chardonnay, Under $15
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Muscat
  • Other Whites Dry
  • Other Whites Sweet
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling, Dry
  • Riesling, Sweet
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
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