2022 Wine Tasting Competition Results

2022 Wine Tasting Competition Results

And it’s a wrap!

The WBD Wine Tasting Competition is complete!

The Wines By Design Wine Tasting event was a hoot! (If we DO say so ourselves…)

We would like to start off by thanking everyone who contributed their wines to this year’s wine tasting event. There were some delectable wines this year! (Which made the judging all the harder…)

Lucky for us, judging was not OUR job! Thanks to all of you who attended, it was YOUR job to judge!

We had three categories this year: Red, White, and Dessert/Fruit. As a quick reminder, each category wins a $50 gift certificate to WBD, with the winner with the highest number of votes receiving an additional $50 gift certificate. 

OK… we know why you’re REALLY here… you want to know the winners.  So, without further ado:


2022 WBD Wine Tasting winners ($50 gift certificates)

  • Red: Deb & Jeff Benedict – En Primeur Grenache Syrah
  • White: Sandy & Kayle – Cru Select Gewürztraminer
  • Fruit/Sweet: Fran & Patty Smith – Toasted Caramel


2022 WBD Wine Tasting overall winner ($50 gift certificate)

  • Overall: Sandy & Kayle – Cru Select Gewürztraminer


Congratulations to all!

Juice Sale 2022

Juice Sale 2022

Juice Sale 2022

Once again, Wines By Design is having a Fresh Juice Sale!

For those of you who are home vintners (or even those that want to start): We’re having our annual Fresh Juice sale. Once again, we have a nice selection of whites and reds (see Our 2022 Juice Sale list below).

Our address is: 3392 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. We will be taking orders here throughout the month of September.

However, we will not be delivering juice at our current location. As we did last year, we are tentatively scheduled to take delivery at: 1424 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624.

Juice will be delivered in 5 gallon plastic pails and be available for ONE DAY ONLY. Juice MUST be picked up on the day the truck arrives. We CANNOT hold any juice beyond that day. Your receipt will be necessary for you to obtain your juice. Any unclaimed juice will be forfeited and your money will be refunded.

Please note: Our supplier adds sulfites to the fresh juice. This may effect fermentation if you choose to use wild yeast only .

Note: Wines By Design acts as a shipping agent only and is not responsible for the quality of the juice.

Reminder: You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Wines By Design by signing up for our newsletter on our Contact page.


Our 2022 Juice list:


    • Chardonnay
    • Moscato
    • Pinot Grigio
    • Riesling


    • Alicante
    • Barbera
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Cabernet-Sauvignon
    • Lambrusco
    • Malbec
    • Merlot
    • Montepulciano
    • Nebbiolo-(Barolo)
    • Pinot Noir
    • Ruby Cabernet
    • Sangiovese
    • Shiraz
    • Zinfandel (Red)

2022 Wine Tasting Competition

2022 Wine Tasting Competition

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!

WBD app

WBD app

That’s right, we have an app!

(iOS or Android)

A lot of folks ask us “What’s New?

And now for something completely different: We’ve got our very own app, and we’d like to share it!  

We hope that you’ll find it useful and will be patient as we open this up to the public.

Open the app’s link by clicking the link or scanning the QR code with your mobile device. You’ll need to enter your email address so a pin can be sent to you.  (Don’t worry, we won’t spam you, it’s between you and the security team.) Your browser should prompt you to add the app to your home screen.

Your app will automatically update with new features and information.

(On iOS, please be sure to open the link in Safari.)


The intent of this app is to provide Wines By Design customers with:

  • Easy contact info access
  • List available wines
  • List available wines by region
  • List of favorites (my wines)
  • List wines you have in your cellar (and allow you to monitor your inventory)
  • Your WBD schedule

What the app DOESN’T do:

  • Give customers access to what we have in stock
  • Promise that WBD will get a particular style in, (we can’t control availability)
  • Allow users to communicate within the app