• Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition 2022

    We’re back again!

    We hope that you all have been able to survive these two unusual years! Although we had to miss 2020 due to the pandemic, with all the current precautions and widespread vaccinations, we are pleased to inform you that the Seventeth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association®(ASWA) Wine Competition has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August13th and 14th, at The Marriott Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner,Virginia.

    ASWA is the largest U.S. wine competition focusing exclusively on East Coast Wines. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association®has since 1973 gained national and international recognition for activities promoting the growth and economic viability of the American wine industry. It has had a particular focus on the wine producing regions of the east coast, and in conducting fair and competent wine competitions.

    The purpose of this year’s competition will be, as always, to judge the quality and marketability of Vinifera, Native American, and Hybrid grape varietals including sweet wines, grown and produced in the Atlantic Seaboard states. We also include ciders,mead and fruit wines.Please note the specific categories in the list of wine categories and the specifications in the guidelines. Below, you will find the links to this letter, an application for the wine competition and the guidelines for entering. This information, as well as a list of the categories, additional forms and shipping labels are also available below.

    After fifteen years, and rising expenses, we are forced to modestly increase our entrance fees. The cost per entry is now $60 and three bottles, which is still quite a bit less than most other wine competitions. It is important to note that all wines entered into this competition will eventually be used in various public wine marketing and educational programs in several national venues. All due efforts will be given to publicizing and promoting the marketing opportunities of the competition’s winning wines. We encourage your participation to further promote the wine producing regions of the East Coast.

    In Vino Veritas,

    Dave Barber  – Competition Chairman


    Download ASWA 2021 Competition forms and documentation below.  Registration can be completed by:

    1. Submitting a filled out entry form below using the competition guidelines and wine categories.
    2. Paying online (the button below or on the payment page) or submitting payment with the form. 

    Please note that the deadline for registration is July 26th this year.

    Use Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF documents.

    ASWA Online Payment OptionPay entry fee online.