You’re invited to enter the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association’s (TWGGA) 41st annual Lone Star International Wine Competition (LSIWC), to be held in Grapevine, Texas, this June 12–13, 2024. As the oldest international wine competition in Texas, the LSIWC provides a showcase for recognizing the quality and diversity of one of the fastest growing wine regions in the United States by promoting outstanding wines from Texas (and beyond).

Entrants can earn recognition through the wine competition—which honors high-quality wines through a blind judging process that considers each entry’s appearance, aroma, body, taste, and finish—and the label design competition—which celebrates visual design fundamentals, brand strategy, and unique packaging elements.

To past participants: We invite you to continue your journey with us. To those who’ve missed a few years or have yet to grace the LSIWC stage, we extend a warm invitation. Your dedication to quality wines deserves recognition from the Lone Star State.

Entry Forms
Entry Process
Key Dates
Entry Fees
FAQs

Entry Submission Forms

Enter the Wine Competition
Enter the Label Design Competition
Review the Competition Handbook

Entry Process

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Online Entry

You enter the Wine Competition and/or Label Competition via Enofile, according to the guidelines outlined in the LSIWC Competition Handbook.

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Wine Shipment

You ship your wines prior to the May 31 deadline. Wines are inspected and stored in TWGGA's climate-controlled facility until the competition dates.

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On-Site Verification

Wines are professionally transported to the competition venue. All entries are verified again by LSIWC management as flighting is finalized.

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On-Site Blind Judging

Wines are judged blindly over 2 days. Scores are verified and medals are awarded. Award winners are announced post-competition.

Key Dates

April 11, 2024 | Call for Entries Opens
May 1, 2024 | Early Bird Discount on Call for Entries Closes
May 29, 2024| Call for Entries Closes
May 31, 2024| Final Shipping Deadline for Entries
June 12–13, 2024 | Competition Dates

LSIWC Entry Fees

Member Entry Fees

Entry Type By May 1, 2024 May 2–May 29, 2024
Wine (Per Entry) $75.00 $85.00
Label (Per Entry) $45.00 $50.00

Nonmember Entry Fees

Entry Type By May 1, 2024 May 2–May 29, 2024
Wine (Per Entry) $85.00 $95.00
Label (Per Entry) $50.00 $55.00

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the competition rules? How do I know if I can enter?

Fully review the Competition Handbook. All entries must follow the competition rules as outlined in the Competition Handbook.

How do I enter the competition?

All competition entries must be submitted through the online entry system, Enofile. Page 14 of the Competition Handbook outlines how to use the Enofile system. If you have trouble utilizing the website, please contact EnofileOnline at info@enofileonline.com or 971-220-5047.

Where do I ship my wines?

Wines must be shipped to Classic Wine Storage at the following address by May 31, 2024. Direct deliveries may be made with prior approval of Classic Wine. Call 817-271-0520 to schedule a direct delivery.

Shipping Address for Wines
Classic Wine Storage
Attn: Chase Hayes
2875 Market Loop
Southlake, TX 76092
817-271-0520

How many wines do I need to ship?

Each Wine Competition entry must consist of one of the following options:

  • Four (4) identical 750 ml bottles
  • Three (3) identical 1.5 L bottles
  • Six (6) identical 375 ml bottles
  • Five (5) identical 500 ml bottles
  • Box Wine: Combination to equal any total listed above.
  • Canned Wine/Beverages/Pouches/Alternative Packaging: Combination to equal any total listed above.

Each Label Design Competition entry must consist of one product sample be it bottle, box, pouch, can, etc.

I’m having trouble logging into Enofile or submitting my credit card payment via Enofile. What do I do?

Contact Enofile directly at info@enofileonline.com or 971-220-5047 for login and online payment issues. If issues persist, please reach out to the TWGGA office at office@twgga.org.

Can I pay my entry fees via check?

Entrants are strongly encouraged to pay entry fees online at the time the entry is made. However, should a check need to be mailed, reach out to the TWGGA office at office@twgga.org for further instructions.

I’m a TWGGA member. How can I access the discounted member rate on entries?

If you are an active TWGGA member in good standing, you should have received an email from TWGGA with the member discount codes for the Wine Competition and Label Design Competition. You can enter the discount codes at checkout in Enofile. If you have questions about your membership or accessing the discount codes, please reach out to office@twgga.org.

Can I enter the Wine Competition and the Label Design Competition?

Yes. All wines may be entered in the Wine Competition and the Label Design Competition. You will need to use the Label Design Competition form to ensure your labels are entered, and you must submit one product sample (bottle, box, pouch can, etc.). Please note: If you enter both competitions, the product samples shipped for the Wine Competition cannot be used for the Label Design Competition, as they are stored and managed differently. Competition management will not move any Wine Competition wines to serve in the Label Competition, so please make sure to include a separate product sample for the Label Competition in your shipment.

How can I view last year’s competition results?

  • View 2023 Individual Medal Winners here.
  • View 2023 Best in Category Medal Winners here.
  • View 2023 Grand Star Medal Winners here.

My wines won medals in the 2023 competition. Can I still download the digital medals?

Yes. TWGGA is thrilled to provide digital medals to medal-winning companies that may be used in electronic or print advertising, including websites or social media. Please ensure that the digital medal is the correct assignment (double gold, gold, silver, bronze, Best in Category, or Grand Star) for each wine associated. Click on the links below to download a high-resolution version.