Home Winemakers, please see bottom of website for registration for the 2018 Home Winemakers Classic
Domaine Wine Storage has graciously donated storage for the many fine donated wines we have for the silent auction to be held on Saturday, June 23 at the CIA at Copia, 4:00-6:30.
This event originated in 1982 by the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department as a event to raise money for the Volunteer Fire Department. Over the years It’s has been held at Domain Chandon, Silverado Winery, Monticello Winery Groezinger Estates, St. Suprey, Far Niete, and Charles Krug and now the CIA at Copia.
PLEASE SEE THE NEXT SECTION FOR THE 2017 EVENT PHOTOS. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON ARCHIVING PREVIOUS YEAR'S PHOTOS.
Each year a professional judging panel is formed to judge the home wines entered for the event. Mary Pisor, our current Chair of the Wine Judging Panel (from Pine Ridge Vineyards), puts together professional winemakers, barrel makers, and enologists from various locations throughout Napa Valley. This is one of the most important part of the Home Winemakers Classic as it gives professional feedback on their wines.
The judging panel does not automatically award a ribbon just because a wine has been entered. Each wine must meet the requirements of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., place wine or no award is given.