Competition Information

Registration Starts: April 1, 2023, enter online at:

Wine Judging Dates: September 9 &10, 2023

Last day to enter Wine Competition: September 1, 2023

Ship entry deadline: August 28th, 2023

Results Announced on September 13, 2023

Shipping Details
Foothill Wine Fest
909 Mormon St.
Folsom, CA 95630
Attn: Coleen Schwietert

In Person Drop off
Foothill Wine Fest
909 Mormon St.
Folsom, CA 95630

Drop Off Time: 10 am-2pm. Monday-Thursday 
Attn: Coleen Schwietert

Questions: Coleen Schwietert

Display of award winning wine with award plaques

Competition Rules 

 To qualify for entry in the 2023 Foothill Wine Fest Competition a wine must from AVA 10 Sierra Foothill Appellation.   

Each wine category and appellation will be determined by information on the label. Label must show appellation. 

The decision of the judges is final. 

Four (4) 750 ml or six (6) 375 bottles comprise a wine entry. 

Enter wines at 

All wine entered must be received by the September 1, 2023 

Winery Public Event Information

Come share your award Sierra Foothill Wines with the largest consumer market at the 3rd Annual Foothill Wine Fest.

This year the consumer tasting event will be on November 11, 2023. The event will start at 3pm for VIP and 4pm for general admission and the event will end at 7pm.  Wineries set up time is from 2 pm to 3:30 p.m. Your awards will be placed on your table. 

Registration information will be emailed along with the required forms to be filled out.  

  • COI  
  • Craven Form 

When entering your wine on Enofile, please check the box that you want to attend the event to pour your wine and have a booth.  There is no cost to your winery for participating in the event. We are here to help you promote your wines to one of the largest consumer events in the area and to partner with your winery. 

We are anticipating 1200 attendees at the tasting and requesting that each participating winery bring a minimum of 2 or 3 cases of your award-winning wines or something comparable.    

Entry Information 

VIP Entry starts at 3 p.m. 

GA Entry starts at 4 p.m.


 We have secured some of the top and well-known Judges. Judges will taste all wines blind, but may ask for information about the grape varieties, including in a blend.  The Judges will award BRONZE honors (80-83) for sound wine that is modestly attractive and free from significant flaws. SILVER honors (84-88 points) for wines that demonstrate above average character for the wine type.  Gold Honors (89-93) will be awards to wine that rise above in the varietal, and Double Gold Honors (95-100 points) will be reserved for the wine that are the best of best selected by our judges.  Double Gold wines will be judged by a separate judging committee for determining the Best of Show for the competition.  

Awards will be given to silver medals winners and above. 

Awards will be announced online at  and emailed to the wineries on September 13,2023. 

Wines that win the “Best of Show” will be featured at local restaurants at an exclusive “Best of Show” dinner paired with your award-winning wine.  We will be offering dinners to consumers to get your wine out to the public.  More information to come after the competition.