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Wine Committee

Wine Committee 2018-04-06T16:19:42+00:00

As part of the Rockton Agricultural Society which promotes and supports all forms of agriculture in Ontario; the Wine Committee is tasked with the promotion and support of individuals making their own wine and the industry around that endeavor. To that end the Wine Committee organizes and oversees a yearly competition for people who have made their own wine either at home or at one of the many area wine shops. That competition occurs every October and is part of the Rockton World’s Fair.

Why Should You Enter?

  • It’s fun. Everyone who enters gets invited to the evening of judging which includes a free light buffet dinner and you get to sample the winning wines in each category. Our judging sommeliers are known for their whit as well as their knowledge. It is a fun filled evening.
  • Throughout the evening the judges and others will provide general hints on how to improve wine making. As for your submission; the competition is structured so that the entries are kept confidential. When you submit; your bottle(s) will be assigned a number that only you will know. That way when the judges make comment only you will know those comments are about your wine. This way it is constructive not embarrassing.
  • All entrants receive a gift and there are cash prizes for the top wines of each class.

Why Should You Become Involved:

  • Every wine shop that displays one of our competition posters will:
    • Be acknowledged on this web site.
    • Receive two tickets to the judging event described above.
    • At the judging your support will be acknowledged to the crowd both in print and by the Master of Ceremonies.
    • If any of the winners were wines made in your shop you will receive a certificate acknowledging that achievement which can be displayed in your shop.
  • But most importantly; by supporting the Wine Committee you are helping grow your own industry and client base. – And its FREE.

The categories of wine are:

  • White
  • Rosé
  • Red
  • Mead
  • Country
  • Social
  • Dessert
  • Sparkling

Application for refer to Section 82 of the Rockton World’s Fair prize list for the competition rules and regulations. This year’s competition is here they need to be submitted by September 17 2018

Wine will be received on September 26 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rockton Fair Grounds Main Office.

Judging will take place on September 28 2018 at 7:00 pm

PAST COMPETITION

PAST WINNERS OF THE WINEMAKERS COMPETITION

WINNERS OF 2014
ROCKTON WORLD’S FAIR
AMATEUR WINEMAKER’S COMPETITION

WHITE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Matthew Hazaras
  2. 2nd  Dennis Foster
  3. 3rd  Shirley Conway
  4. 4th  Lois James
ROSE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Lois James
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
  3. 3rd  John Hazaras
  4. 4th  James Cave
RED TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Elenea Jacob
  2. 2nd  Steve Jacob
  3. 3rd  Jan Bullock
  4. 4th  Daina Mueller
MEAD
  1. 1st  James Mckenna
  2. 2nd  Mark Jamieson
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
COUNTY WINES
  1. 1st  Dennis Foster
  2. 2nd  John Hazaras
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
SOCIAL WINES
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Dennis Foster
  4. 4th  Mark Jamieson
DESSERT WINES
  1. 1st  John Hazaras
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Mark Jamieson
  4. 4th  Calvin McDougall
  5. 5th  Dennis Foster
ICE WINES
  1. 1st  Matthew Hazaras
  2. 2nd  John Hazaras
SPARKLING WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Dennis Foster
  3. 3rd  Bill Hughes
The Amateur Winemaker’s Committee would like to thank judges Patti Polfuss and Peter Ferguson for their professional expertise, talent, and knowledge.

Gratitude is expressed to Jack Travis for capturing both the winners and the highlights of the competition on film.

CHAMPION BEST OF SHOW

James Cave

donated by Dennis and Ena Kerr

RESERVE CHAMPION

Calvin McDougal

donated by Robert and Elaine Pasuta

HIGHEST NUMBER OF POINTS

Dennis Foster & John Hazaras

donated by the ladies of the Fair and Palatine Hills Estate Winery

BEST RED WINE

Elenea Jacob

donated by Don Graham

WINNERS OF 2015
ROCKTON WORLD’S FAIR
AMATEUR WINEMAKER’S COMPETITION

WHITE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Sylvain Carle
  2. 2nd  Chris Holman
  3. 3rd  James Cave
  4. 4th  Calvin McDougall
ROSE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Bill Hughes
  2. 2nd  Sylvain Carle
  3. 3rd  James Cave
  4. 4th  Chris Holman
RED TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
  2. 2nd  Fred Waller
  3. 3rd  Patricia Lee
  4. 4th  Mark Jamieson
MEAD
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
  2. 2nd  Mark Jamieson
COUNTY WINES
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
  2. 2nd  Sylvain Carle
  3. 3rd  Mark Jamieson
SOCIAL WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Calvin McDougall
  3. 3rd  Mark Jamieson
  4. 4th  Chris Holman
DESSERT WINES
  1. 1st  Sylvain Carle
  2. 2nd  Mark Jamieson
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
  4. 4th  James Cave
ICE WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
SPARKLING WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
The Amateur Winemaker’s Committee would like to thank judges Patti Polfuss and Peter Ferguson for their professional expertise, talent, and knowledge.

Gratitude is expressed to Lynden Weggener for capturing both the winners and the highlights of the competition on film.

CHAMPION BEST OF SHOW

Sylvain Carle

donated by Dennis and Ena Kerr

RESERVE CHAMPION

James Cave

donated by Robert and Elaine Pasuta

HIGHEST NUMBER OF POINTS

Calvin McDougall

donated by the RAS

BEST RED WINE

Calvin McDougall

donated by Don Graham

WINNERS OF 2016
ROCKTON WORLD’S FAIR
AMATEUR WINEMAKER’S COMPETITION

WHITE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Roger Loucks
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
  3. 3rd  Ena Kerr
  4. 4th  Lois James
ROSE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Chris Holman
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
  3. 3rd  Lois James
  4. 4th  Calvin McDougall
RED TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Bill Hughes
  2. 2nd  Steve Jacob
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
  4. 4th  Susan MacGregor
MEAD
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
COUNTY WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Calvin McDougall
  3. 3rd  Allison Prowse
SOCIAL WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Calvin McDougall
DESSERT WINES
  1. 1st  Alfy Rebelo
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
  4. 4th  Dennis Kerr
ICE WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
SPARKLING WINES
  1. 1st  James Cave
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
The Amateur Winemaker’s Committee would like to thank judges Patti Polfuss and Peter Ferguson for their professional expertise, talent, and knowledge.

Gratitude is expressed to Lynden Weggener for capturing the competition on film and to Rachel Pasuta for her Graphic Designs.

CHAMPION BEST OF SHOW

James Cave

donated by Dennis and Ena Kerr

RESERVE CHAMPION

James Cave

donated by Robert and Elaine Pasuta

HIGHEST NUMBER OF POINTS

James Cave

donated by the RAS

BEST RED WINE

Bill Hughes

donated by Don Graham

WINNERS OF 2017
ROCKTON WORLD’S FAIR
AMATEUR WINEMAKER’S COMPETITION

WHITE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Lois James
  2. 2nd  Micheal Tambolini
  3. 3rd  James Cave
  4. 4th  Ena Kerr
ROSE TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Ruth Lee
  2. 2nd  Bill Hughes
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
RED TABLE WINES
  1. 1st  Roger Loucks
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Ena Kerr
  4. 4th  Alfy Rebelo
MEAD
  1. 1st  Mark Jamieson
COUNTY WINES
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
SOCIAL WINES
  1. 1st  Calvin McDougall
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Bill Hughes
DESSERT WINES
  1. 1st  Mark Jamieson
  2. 2nd  James Cave
  3. 3rd  Calvin McDougall
SPARKLING WINES
  1. 1st  Bill Hughes
  2. 2nd  James Cave
Celebrating Canada`s 150th Birthday
A wine containing maple syrup
  1. 1st  Mark Jamieson
    & Roger Loucks
The Amateur Winemaker’s Committee would like to thank judges Patti Polfuss and Peter Ferguson for their professional expertise, talent, and knowledge.

Gratitude is expressed to Lynden Weggener for capturing the competition on film and to Rachel Pasuta and Gary Zebroski for their Graphic Designs.

CHAMPION BEST OF SHOW

Ruth Lee

donated by Dennis and Ena Kerr

RESERVE CHAMPION

Mark Jamieson

donated by Robert and Elaine Pasuta

HIGHEST NUMBER OF POINTS

James Cave

donated by the RAS

BEST RED WINE

Roger Loucks

donated by Don Graham

Committee Members

Dennis & Ena Kerr   Co-chair

Jim Alton
Terry Betzner
Marie Cowlin
Ruth Lee
David & Janis Lesley
Robert & Elaine Pasuta
Kayla Pasuta-Lacey
Beth Robertson
Gary & Liz Zebroskia

THE ROCKTON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY WINE COMMITTEE

And join us at the Rockton World’s Fair on Thanksgiving Weekend