2024 Wine Competition Judges

Jennifer “JB” Kelly – Honorary Chief Judge
Jennifer “JB” Kelly – Honorary Chief Judge Sommelier, Consultant, and Spirit Expert
Hope Albers
Hope Albers Hospitality Ambassador - Bricoleur Vineyards
Michael Beaulac
Michael Beaulac Winemaker - Foley Family Wines
Dan Berger
Dan Berger Award-Winning Columnist
Jay Bileti
Jay Bileti Director of Wine Education - Deep Sky Vineyard
Bekah Burnett
Bekah Burnett Wine Educator & Consultant
Emily Carlson
Emily Carlson Wine Director - Barndiva
Drew Damskey
Drew Damskey Owner / Winemaker - Palmeri
Kerry Damskey
Kerry Damskey Wine Consultant and Winemaker
Traci Dutton
Traci Dutton Spirit and Wine Buyer
Petya Elitch
Petya Elitch VIP Luxury Sales - Foley Family Wines
Ziggy Eschliman
Ziggy Eschliman The Wine Gal & Countess of Cocktails
Penny Gadd-Coster
Penny Gadd-Coster Winemaker - Breathless Wines
Denise Gill
Denise Gill Educator & Consultant
Barry Herbst
Barry Herbst Wine Director - Bottle Barn Liquors
Elliot Herrod
Elliot Herrod Maitre'D & Sommelier - Le Dîner
Sherrie Holzer
Sherrie Holzer Wine Consultant - Sherrie Holzer Consulting LLC
Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson Sommelier
Maureen Martin
Maureen Martin Senior Winemaker - Clos Du Bois
Homer Mitchell
Homer Mitchell Sommelier & Wine Wall Manager - The Matheson
Peg San Felippo
Peg San Felippo Wine Journalist
Alexandria Sarovich
Alexandria Sarovich Founder & CEO - Own Rooted Hospitality
Adam Savitskas
Adam Savitskas Winemaker - Big Dog Vineyards
Christopher Sawyer
Christopher Sawyer Sommelier
Julie Schreiber
Julie Schreiber Consulting Winemaker
David Sundberg
David Sundberg Winemaker
Stephanie Trotter
Stephanie Trotter Owner / Winemaker - Trotter 1/16, D.O.S. at Tedeschi Family Winery
Larry Van Aalst
Larry Van Aalst Retired Sommelier, Radio Talkshow Host
David Vergari
David Vergari Winemaker
Debbie Zachareas
Debbie Zachareas Wine Expert, International Judge, and Lecturer