Verde Valley News – Up-and-coming winemakers will be celebrated on April 15, 2023, when the Emerging Winemakers Competition & Symposium returns for its fifth year at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale, Arizona. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Arizona time (PDT) and will be held both in person at the College and streamed live online.
Organized by Grand Crew, a Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology student/alumni organization, the event will feature educational seminars during the Symposium, an awards ceremony and a roundtable discussion with the competition’s seven judges. We have added a separate wine-label design competition for the first time this year. Label submissions will be judged separately from the wine submissions.
“This community event supports and celebrates emerging winemakers in the art and science of making wine while providing an educational platform to help them continue to hone their craft,” said event co-chair John Brixen.
An “emerging” winemaker is anyone at least 21 years old whose wine is not available commercially. Wine and wine-label submissions are being accepted for the competition until March 31, 2023. For entry forms, submission details, speaker information and schedule, visit www.emergingwinemakers.com.