Judges for the 2023 Idaho Wine and Cider Competition

This judging celebrates the best of the Idaho wine industry, and the panel is a blend of winemakers, sommeliers, journalists, wine buyers and educators from throughout the country. The 2023 panel features Kristin Bacon, SIP Magazine,  Tim Donahue, Horse Thief Wine Consulting, Walla Walla, Wash.; Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian, Idaho; Guy Harris, owner/wholesaler/importer, Cru Selections in Woodinville, Wash.; Lane Hoss, vice-president of operations/wine buyer of Anthony’s Restaurants, headquartered in Kirkland, Wash.; Kathryn House McClaskey, director of education, Hayden Beverage Co., Boise; and Peg San Felippo, certified sommelier/journalist, Milwaukee, Wis., columnist, South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Idaho Wine and Cider Competition will be hosted at Koenig Vineyards on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023.

Industry Reception Sponsors

Thank you to the below sponsors for their on going support of the Idaho Wine Community. The industry reception is a great way for our industry, sponsors and ambassadors to gather, enjoy the evening and raise a glass to Idaho wines and ciders.

Idaho Wine and Cider Competition Sponsors

Thank you to our great sponsors for their continued support of the Idaho Wine Community and the Idaho Wine and Cider Competition.