Wine Events

Rodeo Uncorked! highlights wine production in agriculture. Before the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, the Show hosts an International Wine Competition, a food competition and wine auction. During the Show, visit the Champion Wine Garden where the champion wines from the International Wine Competition are served. 



International Wine Competition

Wines from around the world enter this elite, privately judged competition held in November. Winning wines can be tasted during the Best Bites Competition and at the Champion Wine Garden.

The 2017 International Wine Competition judging included 2,850 entries from approximately 20 different countries, including Australia, Austria, France, Italy, Japan, Peru, South Africa and Spain. The competition also received 105 entries from the 2017 featured region, Tuscany. Texas wineries represented 351 entries.

Participation Information

2017 Competition Press Release



Roundup & Best Bites Competition

Giant Gourmet Food Competition Paired with Epic, Award-Winning Wines

  • NRG Center, Halls D and E
  • Table Buyers: 6 p.m.
  • General Admission: 6:30 p.m.

Taste more than 400 of the award-winning wines from the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, including the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Sample signature dishes from approximately 100 of the area’s top restaurants and culinary institutions, and vote for your favorites in the Best Bites Competition.

  • The 2017 event is sold out.
2017 Restaurants



Champion Wine Auction & Dinner

  • NRG Center
  • Reception: 5 p.m. | Dinner: 6 p.m. | Auction: 7 p.m.

The Champion Wine Auction is an exciting way to start the Rodeo year or continue the thrill from Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites. Your auction experience includes valet parking, bringing you directly to the door of NRG Center. Begin your unforgettable evening with a cocktail reception and silent auction, where you can bid on vineyard tours, champion wines and more. Enjoy a sumptuous seated dinner, complemented by winning wines from the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition and amplified by the excitement of bidding on many award-winning wines from the same competition. Complete the experience with our simple pickup process.

Claim your 10 seat auction table now! Packages are available for $6,000, $9,000, $12,000 and $25,000, and the total table price may be applied toward your live auction bids. To purchase a table at the Champion Wine Auction, please download and complete the order form. Forms may be returned by email,; fax: 832.667.1140, or mail, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Show, 3 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054.

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2016 Auction Buyers

Past Sales

 2015 $232,000 $200,000
2013 $215,000
2012 $211,000
2011  $210,000 $130,000
$120,000 $90,000
$100,000 $55,000
$201,000 $126,000
$125,000 $75,000
$200,000 $100,000
 $90,000 $40,000
 $47,000 $22,000

Record Sales

  • Grand Champion: $232,000 (2015)
  • Reserve Grand Champion: $205,000 (2013)