Department 7

Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:00 to 9:00 AM- Entries brought to Brooks Market
9:00 AM Official judging begins
5:00 PM Public tasting begins

Brooks Market
104 2nd Avenue South

Billie Ayers
406-535-8822, 785-650-2163

Please complete General Registration Form, Section 1 & 2, and mail by January 18, 2017.
Download Registration Form

Mail to:
Billie Ayers
966 Forest Grove Rd
Lewistown, MT 59457
Entry form must be post marked by January 18, 2017.

No entry fee

Overall $150 Grand Prize!
Ribbons & prizes for 1st place in every class


  1. Please use AWS (American Wine Society) Style Guidelines, which can be found at
  2. Entrants must be residents of Montana and 21 years of age or older.
  3. Entrants can NOT be currently employed as a commercial wine maker.
  4. Wine will be judged by its own merits by more than one judge on appearance, aroma/bouquet, taste/texture, aftertaste and overall impression.
  5. You may enter 1 bottle of wine in each of the classifications; White Vinifera, Red Vinifera, White Hybrid, Red Hybrid, White Native, Red Native, Blends, Fruit, Dessert, Other, Sparkling, Rose (grape only).
  6. Two 750 ml bottle will be required for each wine entered. Wine must be contained in a standard Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Rhine shaped bottle. Screw cap bottles are permitted but will be disqualified if sealed with a cork. Sparkling wines must be entered in a champagne-type bottle and sealed with a cork or plastic closure and secured with a proper safety wire or a crown camp.  Ports and Sherries may be entered in fortified wine bottles with a t-cork.