It’s back!

The WBD Wine Tasting Competition is returning!

That’s right Virginia: the Wines By Design Wine Tasting event is making a comeback! After an 18-month hiatus, we’re going to schedule our next event.

You’ve worked hard perfecting your wines here at Wines By Design and once again, you have a chance to show it off. Enter your personally made wine.

Coming soon: (Saturday, September 17 from 12p – 4p to be exact)

The store will be closed for “normal” business, the day is devoted to the event! 

You are allowed to submit up to 3 bottles per person for the 3 entry categories: Red, White, and Dessert/Fruit. Your wine will be moved into numbered bottles and you will be the judge in the blind tasting. The highest scored wines will be the winner in each category and the highest scoring of those will be named Best of Show. Best of Show wins a $100 gift certificate at WBD and the other two winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to WBD.

To enter, turn in your bottles at the store before Friday, September 16 (contest closing time is 7p).

For those of you with entries already submitted (from our 2020 COVID canceled event), we promised that we would keep them safe. They’ve been cellared and we will automatically enter them in this year’s event.

Note: This is limited to wine made in the Wines By Design store (from our kits). This does not include wine made from fresh juice.

For the day of the event: there will be a $5 fee for those not contributing a bottle of their finest vino. (Contest entrants are free!)

Special bonus: All attendees will receive an Owners discount of 15% off all wine kits during the event. (Excludes the “Red Dot” sale rack wine kits.)

A quick recap (TL;DR):

  1. Drop off up to 3 bottles per person by Friday, September 16 at 7p.
  2. Join us for wine judging on September 17 beginning at 12p.
  3. See how your wines stack up against all the WBD competition!

 WBD will provide palate-cleansing crackers, snacks, appetizers, munchies, and more!