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.

2021 Competition

Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition, this year celebrating 40 consecutive years as one of the country’s top judgings, will resume in December 2021.

The date for this event, Dec. 16, allows wineries and importers of recently bottled wines to have them reviewed earlier than ever by a panel of internationally experienced judges, many of them winemakers.

All COVID-19 precautions are being taken.

2020 Competition

The 2020 competition was staged December 8-9, 2020.