Rodeo Uncorked!

International Wine Competition

2017 Entries

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. The 2017 competition will be held Nov. 12 – 13, 2016. The online entry system will be open from Aug. 1, 2016, until Oct. 14, 2016. A link to the system will be available here beginning Aug. 1, 2016. If you would like to be notified directly when entries open for the 2017 Show, please send an email to and we will add you to our email list. The 2017 Competition Handbook with eligibility requirements, fees and detailed competition information will be posted soon. Until then, please reference the 2016 Handbook, which is available for download below.


2016 Point of Sale Downloads

The following point of sale pieces are available for 2016 International Wine Competition winners.

2016 Digital Medals

The following medals are available for 2016 International Wine Competition winners.

Important Dates

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

  • Competition entry system opens

Friday, Aug. 1, 2016

  • Begin accepting wine entries at: (NOTE NEW DELIVERY LOCATION)
    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Show
    Buildings and Grounds Facility – Delivery 2
    Three NRG Park
    Houston, TX 77018
  • No wines will be accepted before this date.
  • Delivery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on major holidays. 
  • Distributors with large deliveries should call ahead to coordinate a delivery time.

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

  • Entry deadline for discounted entry fees

Monday, Oct. 14, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

  • Competition entry deadline. All entries and entry fees are due by 11:59 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19, 2016

  • Deadline to submit wine samples for the competition. No samples will be accepted after this date.

Saturday, Nov. 12 - Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

  • Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition judging

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

  • Deadline for delivery of donated wine for Rodeo Uncorked! Round Up and Best Bites and the Champion Wine Auction, along with an appropriate sized large format front label and a brief description of the wine for the program. All wine entries which won a saddle, chap, buckle or double-gold must submit auction wine. The etched large format trophy bottle will be provided by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

  • Rodeo Uncorked! Round Up and Best Bites Competition at NRG Center. All winning wineries are invited to pour and market winning wines.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner

Tuesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 26, 2017

  • 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Champion Wine Garden open daily


Contact Us

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Wine Office
PO Box 20070
Houston, TX 77225

Phone: 832.667.1000