The Royal's Wine Competition is NOW open. Plan to enter your best vintages for a chance to claim the title of Royal Champion along with new promotional, sampling and endorsement opportunities for top place in each category.
The Royal Wine Competition marks its eighth year showcasing the best in VQA Ontario Wines. The Royal, in partnership with IWEG (Independent Wine Educators Guild), hosts this world-class competition to celebrate some of the best wines in the world. IWEG judges are tops in their field making The Best in Show Royal Champion title a truly prestigious and recognized award.
This year, The Royal has created some amazing visibility and promotional opportunities for the Best in Show winners including a strong visual presence in the prestigious Royal Horse Show. Scroll down for more details on prizing and promotions for Best in Show winners.
Best in Show - Prize $2,500, Trophy and title of Royal Grand Champion
+ Best in Show Red/White/Sparkling/Dessert
Wine Competition launch July 17, 2017
Deliveries after September 5, 2017 and before October 11, 2017
Judging October 14, 2017
The Class Champion wines will be served to VIP guests at events including opening reception and president’s dinner.
Winners will receive visibility and recognition as a Royal Champion on- site in a display at The Food and Lifestyle Stage, a high traffic location on the Fair floor.
Grab attention and prestige as part of the Royal Horse Show. A themed jump will be created to feature our Best in Show Champion. The Royal Horse Show is internationally recognized and live-streamed to 81 countries. The Best in Show wine will be presented every night as part of the prize package to the winner of the Show Jumping evening event.
The Best in Show wine winner will have the opportunity to conduct a tutored tasting after Champion's Day on the Food & Lifestyle Stage to general public.
The Best in Show vintner will be featured as a guest judge at The Royal Chef Challenge and have their winning wine showcased at the event.
The Royal will promote all Champions through press release, website, eblast to Loyal Royals and social media. Champions will receive a promo kit for use on their website and social media. The Royal will collaborate on a promotional contest with the Champions to feature their Best in Show wine and winery.