International Wine Competition

Thank you for your interest in the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. The 2021 International Wine Competition will be held on Nov. 13 – 15, 2020 at NRG Center. Thanks to our amazing wineries, we have reached capacity for the 2021 Competition. To be notified for 2022 Competition dates, please email us at wine@rodeohouston.com.



Registering for the Competition is Easy!

  1. 1. Create an account with Enofile, a third party entry system, through the button above.
  2. 2. Set up your wines in your account.
  3. 3. Enter your selected wines into the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  4. 4. Pay your entry fees
  5. 5. Ship your wine samples

2021 Results

2021 Competition Press Release

Contact Us

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225

Email: wine@rodeohouston.com
Phone: 832.667.1184

Point of Sale

The Rodeo provides an array of merchandising materials to promote your award-winning wine in retail establishments. Wineries, distributors, retailers and marketing companies may download and customize bottle neckers, end cap banners, header cards, shelf talkers, etc. to print for retail store displays. Please note, this is the only approved marketing materials to be used to promote the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s International Wine Competition and is specific to the current Rodeo year. Our Wine Show volunteers work directly with local retailers to develop relationships and in-store displays to promote as many medal-winning wines as possible.

Downloads

Digital Awards

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ provides digital medals for wineries to use in promoting their award-winning wine(s) in online and social media marketing efforts. Wineries should choose the medal that corresponds with the award won by a specific wine in the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition (double gold, gold, silver or bronze). Please note, this medal art is the only approved format in which to use the Rodeo’s logo in conjunction with your winning wine.

Downloads
Class and Top Award Stickers

Important Dates

DATE DEADLINE
Monday, Aug. 12, 2020,
12:01 a.m.
Contest entry system opens
Monday, Aug. 24, 2020,
12:01 a.m.
Entry samples accepted. Please ship/deliver as early as possible to ensure we are able to check in all wine under social distancing procedures.

Due to COVID-19, and the fact that NRG Park is currently closed to the public, the ideal method to send in samples for 2021 is through a shipping company such as FedEx or UPS. Shipped wine should be addressed as follows:

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Show
Buildings and Grounds Facility – Delivery 2
Three NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
832.667.1184


If in person delivery is necessary or preferred, the hours of receiving are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on major holidays. The delivery MUST be scheduled in advance. Please email wine@rodeohouston.com AT LEAST 2 business days in advance to schedule your delivery date. Please included date of delivery, estimated time of delivery, driver first and last name, and company in your email. Please also indicate whether a forklift is required for your delivery. Gate 10 is the ONLY gate open for receiving. The following instructions must be followed:

Wear a facemask the entire time you are on NRG Park grounds.
  • Enter NRG Park though Gate 10 at McNee Street (entrance from Kirby Drive).
  • Use the second lane form the right to enter the gate. The right lane is reserved for the Houston Texans.
  • The guard at the gate will:
    • Check your ID
    • Take your temperature with a touchless thermometer
    • Ask a series of health screening questions.
  • Once in, please drive to the Wine Warehouse, which is located in the Buildings and Grounds warehouse behind NRG Center. A map of the property is available under downloads “Wine Warehouse Map.”
Monday, Sept. 14, 2020
11:59 p.m.
Entry deadline for discounted entry fees.
Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
11:59 p.m.
Final entry deadline. All entries and entry fees are due.
Friday, Oct. 8, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Deadline to submit all wine samples for competition.
Friday, Nov. 13, - Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020
Judging for Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
Deadline to deliver wine, large-format label (Top Awards only) and brief wine description for Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition and the Champion Wine Auction & Dinner. All wine entries which won a saddle, buckle or double-gold medal must participate. The etched trophy bottle award for auction buyers will be provided by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021
Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition at NRG Center. All wineries which won a saddle, buckle or double-gold medal are invited to pour and market winning wines.
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021
Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction & Dinner at NRG Center
March 2 - 21, 2021 
2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
Champion Wine Garden open daily