FAQ

Q: What are the Washington State Wine Awards?
 
The Washington State Wine Awards (formerly known as Washington Wine Restaurant Awards) was established in 2002 to recognize leaders throughout the wine industry that exhibit strong support of Washington wines and high professional standards in wine service.
 
 
Q: How are nominees selected?
 
Nominees are selected either by submitting application materials, by a public nomination process, or by a panel of judges depending on the specific award.
 
 
Q: What is the cost of submitting an entry to the Washington State Wine Awards?

A: It's FREE to submit an application! We've streamlined the application process to make it quicker and easier. For applicants, just make sure to have materials ready when you apply.
 
 
Q: How are winners selected?
 
A judging panel comprised of growers, wine producers, and influential members of the Washington State wine industry evaluates nominees on a variety of criteria.
 
 
Q: What types of awards are given and how are nominees evaluated?
 
See the complete list of awards and the criteria used to evaluate them here.
 
 
Q: How do recipients benefit from the Washington State Wine Awards?

A: Winners of the 2015 Washington State Wine Awards will be recognized in a series of ads published following the January 26th, 2015 awards ceremony including:

  • Promote your business all year round as a Washington State Wine Award Winner!
  • Inclusion in a full page ad for Washington State Wine Awards in:
    • Food & Wine
    • Town & Country
    • Travel & Leisure
    • Real Simple
    • Seattle Met
    • Sip Northwest
  • An advertisement in the 2015 Washington State Wine Tour Guide
  • Usage rights of a Washington Wine Award digital badge for website and social media
  • Custom award for display
  • Window cling that can displayed in a business window
  • Promotional ad space on the Washington State Wine Month website


Q: Who can attend the Awards Ceremony and Tasting

A: Anyone who works in the wine industry! If you sell, distribute, promote, produce Washington State Wine come out and celebrate with us!


Q: How do I RSVP for the Awards Ceremony and Tasting?

A: Please click here to RSVP for the ceremony & tasting


For other Washington State Wine Awards questions please contact Leah Christiansen at lchristiansen@washingtonwine.org