Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest! Wine Spectator’s 9th Annual Contest

See the 2015 Winner, Runners-Up and Honorable Mentions

Coming from California, France, Italy, Spain, Israel and beyond, this year’s Video Contest finalists ranged from laugh-out-loud parodies to passionate winemaker testimonials. Watch all 10 and you’ll meet a mad scientist, hipsters and a daredevil grapegrower. Visit a remote region in Spain and family-friendly Paso Robles. Stroll through an organic vineyard in Tuscany, learn about dry farming and de-stemming, and see one of the newest approaches to winemaking. And did we mention the vinous opera?!


Original Video Contest Announcement and Details

Submit your video to Wine Spectator’s Ninth Annual Video Contest. Make it short, educational and entertaining. Storytelling is in; straight-on commercials are out.

Everyone can enter—whether you’re a wine lover, wine region rep or a winery, retailer or sommelier, rapper, lawyer, chef or videographer—as long as you are at least 21 years old.

Become a star! Your video will have a big, big audience on if it is selected as a finalist by our editors. The public picks the winner.

Great prizes for all qualified entrants and finalists.

  • Grand Prize The creator of the winning video will receive a pair of full event passes to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience where the winning video will be screened.
  • Finalist Prize The finalists will each receive a pair of tickets to one of the Grand Tastings at the Wine Experience in New York City on October 22 or 23, 2015. If they are unable to make that date, finalists may attend any one of the 2016 Grand Tour Tastings (dates and locations TBD).

For examples and inspiration, check out last year’s finalists. The winning video, «Norton, The Other American Grape,» continues the storytelling approach to wine that has attracted the popular vote. Read the story behind this video.

Here are the key contest dates for 2015 …

  • Entry deadline: Monday, September 7
  • Finalists revealed & voting begins: Monday, September 14
  • Voting closes & Runners-Up announced: Monday, September 21
  • Winner announced & Honorable Mentions go live: Tuesday, September 22

Videos must be 3 minutes or shorter and may not contain any copyrighted or defamatory material.

>> View the complete contest rules, prize and submission information.

Got questions? Email us at [email protected].

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