Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club

Competition Results:

Please join us in congratulating the below winemakers for their Best in Show wines in the 45th Annual US Amateur Wine Competition.  To download the full results please CLICK HERE.

Best in Show Red: Mark Davis – 2016 Cab Franc

Best in Show White: Tom Shudic – 2017 Albarino

Best in Show Red Dessert: Luke Capotosto & Barbara Medeiros – 2017 Wineberry

Best in Show White Dessert: Erik Hayes – 2016 Riesling Ice

Label Competition:

Best Of Show:

Silenus Cellars – by Joe McEllistrem


Silenus Cellars – by Joe McEllistrem

Vini Marsalone – Rubino Realle – by Gary Marsalone

Cahteau Corriveau – Plum Wine – by Donna Corriveau

50 Shades of Green – Gruner Veltliner – by Susan Ross


Walker River Estate – Bulldog Pink – by Greg Ross


Iron Rsq Esq – by Sally and Mike Ferree

Green Apple Gewurztraminer – by Donna Corriveau

Indian Paintbrush – by Donna Corriveau

Seascapes – by Gordon Baron

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6 Responses to 'Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club'

  1. George A. Anderson IV says:

    Cellar Masters,

    I received my Medals from the 2015 Wine Making Competition in January and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Yes, the medals are nice, but my great thanks goes to those who organized and ran the competition and to those who judged. I have been involved in organizing officials for sporting tournaments and understand the work involved. Thank you for your dedication to promoting Amateur wine making.
    To the judges, I was very disappointed by the results of a contest that I had entered previous to yours. Zero info! I can’t begin to thank you enough for the feedback sheets. I had no idea what was right with my wines, what was wrong or most importantly what I could do, if anything, to improve my wines. Thank you for reinvigorating my “juices”, pun intended. PLEASE continue to judge and share the detailed feedback for those of us learning the art. I for one will continue making, and now refining, my wines. Thank you for such constructive support!!!

    George A. Anderson IV

    • Gregg Ogorzelec says:

      George, thanks SO much for the great feedback. We pride ourselves on the notes and comments from the judges because as winemakers, that’s what we would want too. Objective feedback is invaluable and is hard to get from friends and loved ones. Thanks for entering and keep making wines.

  2. Amanda Spieker says:

    I received my ribbons from the 2016 Wine Making Competition today! I want to thank everyone – those that planned to those who judged. Thank you for promoting the amateur wine making world I love so much.
    To the judges – I can’t begin to thank you enough for the feedback you gave me. Seriously the constructive feedback is priceless and from the comments you took your task very seriously. I thank you ten-fold!
    Have a blessed year!

  3. George A. Anderson IV says:

    Dear Cellarmasters,
    Two years ago I entered your amateur contest and was thrilled with the feedback received. This years I came back and tried again and AGAIN am delighted! What a great treat to receive ribbons and feedback on my wines from you and your slate of judges. I am inspired to send my port to the 2018 Wine Maker international Amateur contest in March. I was also very encouraged by your label contest this year to receive recognition for my 5 labels. I am anxiously waiting on those ribbons as well. I would love to share a photo with you but do not see a way to do so. Please advise if I can. Thank you again!
    Extremely Encouraged Again,
    George A. Anderson IV
    IV Vintners
    North Little Rock, AR

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