Enter your wines and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals to be awarded by a panel of experienced judges. Best of Show awards are given to the deserving white and red wines in both amateur and professional divisions. Winning wines will be displayed in the Creative Arts Building for the duration of the Oklahoma State Fair.
Registration and Guidelines
Registration is now closed for the 2022 Wine Contest. Please check back in spring 2023 for the updated competition guide.
Oklahoma State Fair Wine Awards
Max Knotts Vintner Award
Created in 2012 to honor longtime Oklahoma State Fair Board Member and pioneer of the modern era of grape and wine production in Oklahoma, the Max Knotts Vintner Award is presented to an Oklahoma vintner whose wines are made from Oklahoma-grown grapes. Instead of totaling the points for all wines entered, eligible vintners must specify which three of their Oklahoma-grown wine entries should be considered. The results from only these three wines will be calculated for this prestigious distinction.
Points accrue as follows:
Bronze - 1 point
Silver - 2 points
Gold - 3 points
Mr. Knotts was a graduate of Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) and served in World War II. Knotts was a founding member and president of the Oklahoma Grape Growers and Wine Makers Association. He was elected to the Oklahoma State Fair Board of Directors in 1972 and served until his death in 2011.
Grand Champion Award
The top wine entered from all vineyards will earn the Grand Champion Award.
Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallions
These are based on the judging standard for wines.
Best of Show
The top red and white wines for both Amateur and Professional divisions will earn the Best of Show awards.