Wines from 56 different appellations will be available to be tasted.

Grand Award Winners

Anam Cara Cellars
Anderson Oaks Vineyard
Barefoot Cellars
Bargetto Winery
Bert's Desserts
Black Pine
Black Star Farms
Bonneau Wines
Bouchaine Vineyards
Breathless Wines
Brophy Clark Cellars
Cakebread Cellars
Canihan Family Cellars
Carneros Wine Company
Carol Shelton Wines
Chloe Creek Vineyards
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
Corralitos Wine Company
Cuisine by Lela
David Bruce Winery
Double Bond Winery
En Garde Winery
Enkidu Wine
Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
Field Stone Winery
Fiscalini Cheese Company
Fleur de California
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Graton Ridge Cellars
Guglielmo Winery
Hagafen Cellars
Hahn Family Wines
Handley Cellars
J2 Winery
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Ketcham Estate Winery
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
LaMontagne Winery
Les Trois Petits Cochons
Lumos Wine Company
Lydia's Organics
Mahoney Vineyards
Martin Ray Winery
Monterey Chocolate Company
Mud House Wines
One Brick
Pacific Coast Vineyards
Portalupi Wines
R2 Wine Company
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Schug Carneros Estate Winery
Six Sigma Ranch & Winery
Sonoma Coast Vineyards
Ten Acre Winery
The Four Graces
The Naked Grape
TR Elliott
Trombetta Family Wines
Turning Leaf Vineyards
Ventana Vineyards
Von Holt Wines
We Olive
Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery

Professional Judging Panel

Brent Amos - Winemaker at Las Positas Vineyards
Kristin Austin - Wine Judge with an astute palate. Kristin has completed her Level 3 WSET Certification.
Mark Baldwin - Owner of Encore Beverage, Mark has been in the food & beverage business for over 40 years. After graduating with a BA from the Univ. of North Carolina, he received a Masters in Mixology from Harvard and headed west to Tahoe. He bartended and worked in various kitchens before opening up a restaurant in Truckee with his wife to be. They ran the restaurant with a Spectator Award of Excellence wine list, for over 13 years. After selling the restaurant, he opened up a wineshop and fish market before moving into the Distribution side of the business in Reno. In 2007 Mark and his wife opened Encore Beverage, specializing in handcrafted wines, beers and spirits.
Joshua Barone - Joshua Barone is a proven entrepreneur with current interests in Barone Imports & Wholesale, LLC (dba Barone Distribution) and Universal Value Advisors (co-founder and managing member), a money management firm in Reno, NV. He co-founded and has been the managing member of Barone Distribution since its inception in 2006 and the company has grown rapidly under his leadership. In his capacity at Barone Distribution, he has been the driving force behind the company’s strategic vision, its planning, its portfolio of products, and its growth.
Glenn Bienstock - Glenn sold wines on the wholesale level in the New Jersey market for 6 years. He has tasted extensively in California, Oregon and Spain.
Susan Darwin - Partner, California Vintage Wine Bars; California Boutique: Wine Consultant, Wine Marketing
Shannon DeDora - Shannon has been certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers for almost 9 years and has recently passed the Certified Wine Educator Exam for the Society of Wine Educators. Her previous work experience includes Sommelier for prestigious restaurant groups: Charlie Palmer, Fairmont Hotels and Joie De Vivre Hotels. Before coming to work at Wirtz Beverage, she was the Education Manager for St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley.
Alan DeWitt - Winemaker at Guglielmo Winery
Barbara Drady - Chief Wine Evangelist & CEO: Affairs of the Vine
John Fisher - Managing Director, Fisher & Company - investment bankers to branded consumer companies*3+Fisher
Robin Holabird - A board member of the Northern Nevada Wine Association, Robin Holabird travels the world and has toured major wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, South America, California, and Oregon as well as lesser known wineries in Canada, Luxembourg and Mexico. A former film commissioner for the State of Nevada, she broadcasts a weekly movie program on Reno’s National Public Radio affiliate.
Paul Manchester - Wine Buyer, Grocery Outlet
Desiray McFall - Oakland native and Bay Area actor and filmmaker, is the owner of Black Patent Productions and a partner at Eat Drink GoDo, Creating Memorable Experiences with food, wine and folks!
Lisa Mroz - Collabria’s founder, Lisa Mroz, has over 20 years of experience in management and strategic change consulting. She has certifications from both the Court of Master Sommeliers and Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
Christian O’Kuinghttons - Sommelier d'Hotel / Cellar Master / Mixologist at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Christian Is the Competition Director of the 10th Annual Cabernet Shootout.
Steve Paulo - Wine Blogger: Notes From The Cellar, a journal of tasting notes and wine reviews, is written and maintained by Steve Paulo, rogue wine reviewer, software developer, baseball aficionado, and native son of California.
Michele Petro - Chef, Culinary & Wine Educator specializing in food and wine pairing dinners
Dave Preston - Nevada’s Guru of the Good Life, Food & Wine Columnist, Radio Personality and so much more! Dave is the Chief Judge for the 10th Annual Cabernet Shootout.
Kevin Riley - Wine Director Southern Wine & Spirits Northern Nevada
Bruce Robinson - Consummate Wine Lover
Lindsey Roffey - CSW, Certified Sommelier, General Manager Rodrigue Molyneaux Estate Winery
Tom Stutz - Winemaker at La Rochelle
Brian Szatkowski - Brian is an accomplished and talented wine professional. He spent 15 years working for wine and spirit distributors in Arizona and Nevada. As a Division Manager at Southern Wine and Spirits in Northern Nevada for the last nine years, Brian oversees a team of five. He has been awarded the title of Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has achieved the WSET Level 2 Award.
Julie Thiebaut - Wine Educator, Wine Judge, Wine Aficionado.
Elise Vandenberg - Certified Sommelier, Wine Director Campo Reno
Liza Zimmerman - Chief Editor: Cheers Magazine; Writer: Examiner; The Wine Chick