Russian River Vineyards with hot air ballon above


After 34 years of conducting one of the nation’s most respected wine competitions, wine columnist/ journalist Dan Berger has changed the name of his former Riverside International Wine Competition.

In 2016, the event’s name changed to Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition which just completed its third year. Read more about us.

2023 Competition

Entries are now being accepted for the 42nd annual Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition, one of the country’s premier judgings.

Not many U.S. wine competitions have been staged continually for this long without a break! The date for this year’s event, Dec. 8, allows wineries and importers of recently bottled 2023 wines to have them reviewed earlier than ever by a panel of internationally experienced judges, mostly winemakers.

2022 Competition

Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition took place on December 15th, 2022.