Rodeo Uncorked!

International Wine Competition

2016 Entries

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. The competition will be held Nov. 14 – 15, 2015. Unfortunately, the entry period for the 2016 competition has closed. Please check back with us in early August for the 2017 competition. If you would like to be notified when entries open up for the 2017 Show, please send an email to and we will add you to our email list. Eligibility requirements and detailed competition information can be found in the Handbook available for download below.


2016 Point of Sale Downloads

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

Important Dates

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

  • Competition entry system opens

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

  • Begin accepting wine entries at:
    Uncle Bob’s Storage
    Attn: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    5415 Bissonnet
    Houston, TX 77081
  • No wines will be accepted before this date.
  • Uncle Bob’s Warehouse hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The office is closed for lunch daily, usually between 1 – 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

  • Entry deadline for discounted entry fees

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

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

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

  • Deadline to submit wine samples at Uncle Bob’s Storage.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

  • Deadline to submit wine samples at NRG Center. This option is only available through coordination with your Texas distributor. No samples will be accepted after this date.

Saturday, Nov. 14 - Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

  • Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition judging

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

  • Deadline for delivery of all large format bottles and wine for the Champion Wine Auction. All wine entries which won a saddle, chap, buckle or double-gold must submit auction wine.

Monday, Feb. 1 – Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

  • Deadline for delivery of all Rodeo Uncorked! Best Bites wines to NRG Center by local distributors.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

  • 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, 2016

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

Tuesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • 2016 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