international wine competition

Thank you for your interest in the Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition.

The 22nd Annual International Wine Competition will be held on Nov. 15 – 17, 2024 at NRG Center. Entries will be open August 1st and available by following the instructions below.

REGISTER FOR THE COMPETITION

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

Important Dates

DATE DEADLINE
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024
12:01 a.m.
Contest entry system opens
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024

Entry samples accepted. Please ship/deliver as early as possible.

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 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and closed on major holidays. The delivery MUST be scheduled in advance. Please email [email protected] AT LEAST 2 business days in advance to schedule your delivery date. Please included date of delivery, estimated time of delivery, driver name, and company in your email. Please also indicate whether a forklift is required for your delivery.

Deliveries:

  • Enter NRG Park Gate 12/ North Stadium Drive
  • 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.”
  • If the warehouse is unattended upon your arrival, please visit our Buildings & Grounds office for assistance. It is located under the breezeway rood to the left of the Wine Warehouse, door #15 by the lobby window.
Monday, Sept. 9, 2024
11:59 p.m.
Entry deadline for discounted entry fees.
Monday, Oct. 14, 2024
11:59 p.m.
Final entry deadline. All entries and entry fees are due.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2024
4 p.m.
Deadline to submit all wine samples for competition.
Friday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 17, 2024 Judging for Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Friday, Jan. 10, 2025 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. 3, 2025 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, March 2, 2025 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction & Dinner
March 4 – March 23, 2025 2025 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Champion Wine Garden open daily

Meet our Judges

Meet our highly-esteemed International Wine Competition judges!

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, these are the only approved marketing materials to be used to promote the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s International Wine Competition and are 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) online. 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

  • Grand Champion Best of Show: PDF | PNG
  • Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show: PDF | PNG
  • Top Red Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top White Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Sparkling Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Dessert Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Texas Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Value Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Region Wine: PDF | PNG
  • Top Wine Company: PDF | PNG
  • Top Region Wine Company: PDF | PNG
  • Top Texas Winery: PDF | PNG
  • Top All-Around Winery: PDF | PNG
  • Class Champion: PDF | PNG
  • Reserve Class Champion: PDF | PNG
  • Texas Class Champion: PDF | PNG
  • Reserve Texas Class Champion: PDF | PNG
  • Region Class Champion: PDF | PNG
  • Reserve Region Class Champion: PDF | PNG

2024 RESULTS

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Toasts the Winners of the 21st Annual Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition

This year’s competition, held Nov. 10 – 12 at NRG Center, featured 2,985 entries from 22 countries, including Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Italy, South Africa and Spain. Of the 2,985 entries, the countries with the most entries were the United States, Italy and Chile. In addition, 539 entries came from Texas wineries and the 2024 featured region, Chile, had 161 entries.

2024 Competition Press Release | Full Winner Listing

GRAND CHAMPION

Best of Show

Beau Joie Brut Champagne AOC, NV

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

Smith-Madrone Riesling, Spring Mountain District, 2018

TOP TEXAS WINE

Meierstone Vineyards The Airship Red, Texas High Plains, 2021

TOP RED WINE

Marchesi di Barolo DOCG, 2018

TOP WHITE WINE

Perissos Vineyards and Winery Winemaker’s Reserve Pape Blanc, Texas High Plains, 2022

TOP SPARKLING WINE

Champagne Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne AOC, NV

TOP DESSERT WINE

Quady Winery Essensia Orange Muscat, California, 2020

TOP REGION WINE

TerraNoble CA1 Carmenere Andes, Colchagua Valley DO, 2020

TOP VALUE WINE

Animus Vinho Verde DOC, 2022

TOP WINE COMPANY

E & J Gallo Winery

TOP REGION WINE COMPANY

Winebow Imports

TOP ALL-AROUND WINERY

Nice Winery

TOP TEXAS WINERY

Kiepersol Winery

CONTACT US

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
NRG Center
3 NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 832.667.1184

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