Yes it is in PA near Johnsonburg in a small town called Wilcox. they have a site www.wineryatwilcox.net they do have a page on winemaking with some recipes. That is where I buy all of my ingredients.
I will add my location in a second.
BTW, I called the winery today and asked about the contest. The judging was pushed back till this coming saturdat 7-25-2009 and they will call the winners. I have to be within 10 miles of the winery on the 26th for a family reunion so I am going to stop by then.
If this is your 1st wine competition one thing to look for is weather they use the 20 point system and if they send the judges score sheets to you. It's one of the ways to make better wine if you can get these comments from the judges.
Good Luck !
I am going to be 1 of the Judges this year in our big state amatuer wine competition. I dont have any info as of yet as to the details of how we are scoring the wines. Im hoping I can scrape up a few extra bucks to enter some of my wines to and before you say anything I already asked and I wont be judging my own wines!
I entered a rose colored wine made from 50% concord and 50% niagara grapes aquired from 4 different vinyards with a 4% sugar content. I personally think it is very worthy of winning something. it has a pretty high alcohol content for a wine (about 17%) but no undesirable alcohol odor or taste. I bottled it on 2/4/2009 and it is probably at it's peak if I am correct that niagara grapes do not make a wine with a very long shelf life.
I will let you know how it goes.
I am also entering a dry rose colored wine made from the same grapes (I made 2 batches from the same must) in a local fair next month.