2023 Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival International Wine Competition Results
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival International Competition!
A big thank you to the University of South Carolina Beaufort for hosting us and all of the participants!
The judges enjoyed tasting your wines from all over the world!
Best in Show
Best in Show Sparkling - Lanson - Champagne - NV
Best in Show White - Maison Louis Jadot - Chablis - 2021
Best in Show Red - Torii Mor - Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 2021
Here are some of our former judges. We have had Master Sommeliers, Advanced Sommeliers and Certified Wine Educators among the mix. Some came from as far away as California, Colorado, Tennessee and Kentucky!
All the wines are tasted blind, graded by each individual judge and then discussed as a panel to decide if the wine medals or not.
We generally use just over 5000 glasses last year during the judging.
Once all the wines are judged, all the entries that were awarded double gold are re-judged to determine who will be awarded Best of Show!