Date: June 17, 2022
Denver, Colorado

Our competition team and editors have just returned from the Aspen Food and Wine Classic in Aspen.

Over the weekend, we all developed sore throats and coughs. Darcy, Phil, Mercy, and I, have all tested positive for COVID!

Although our symptoms are mild, we must wait at least five days before we can take another test and hopefully test negative.

I am writing to announce that we must postpone the judging planned for this weekend. The following weekend falls on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (Not practical for judges and staff).

I have been in contact with the Denver Marriott Westminster (competition venue). We are moving the Denver International Wine Competition to Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Please note that we received more than 20% more entries than last year. We greatly appreciate your understanding and continued fantastic support.

We are all very sorry for this inconvenience/ delay. We expect to announce results on or before July 20, 2022.

Vert truly yours,

Christopher J Davies

CEO and Publisher

Wine Country International (R)Magazine

Denver International Wine Competition

Call For Wine Entries!

The Denver International Wine Competition’s double-blind tasting will be held on June 25 & 26, 2022. The tasting is private and only open to our judges, staff and select members of the news media.

The Denver International Wine Competition is the premier international wine competition in the Rockies. Wines are tasted "blind" by our distinguished panel of judges including nationally known wine columnists, wine critics, retailers, food & beverage directors, wine industry members, and experienced sommeliers.

Our Wine Label Design & Packaging Contest is judged by experienced Art Directors and beverage industry professionals.


Entry Fee: $90

Bottles (750ml): 4 per entry

Cans Required: 8- 12 ounce (or equivalent ounces)

Online Entry Deadline: June 11, 2022

Sample Delivery Deadline: June 17, 2022

Wine Deliveries:

All wine samples must be received at our Colorado location on or before June 17, 2022.
Wineries & Distributors are encouraged to submit wines now! Wines that are received after the drop deadline date of June 17, 2022, WILL NOT QUALIFY for entry and WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

Payment of Fees:
The competition uses the Enofile.com competition system. Entrants may pay their entry fees securely online at check out with a major credit card.


Ship your wine samples via UPS or FED EX Ground to:

Wine Country Network, Inc (DIWC)
390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Tel. 303-665-0855


International wine producers must have a US Importer to submit wines. The Denver International Wine Festival and its parent company are not licensed to import wines.

If you do not have a US importer, we can introduce you to a very reputable importer who can help you file for a COLA Waiver and FDA permit. This is required before you can ship your sample bottles. The process takes 10-14 days. Additional fees apply.

Since your wine submittals to the competition are not for sale, you must mark all cartons "NO CHARGE SAMPLES".

If your US importer is located outside of the state of Colorado, they can forward your wine entries via UPS or FED EX.

For questions, please email: info@denverwinefest.com




The 2022 Denver International Wine Competition is now set-up with Enofileonline.com