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Allan Green, Competition Director

Allan Green, Competition Director

Allan Green, Competition Director

Allan has been in the wine business for more than 45 years. His experience includes directing and organizing the Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition, which he helped start in 1979, for most of the last forty years. He also created and hosted the California Wine Tasting Championships from 1983 through 2012. During his more than 35 years as a winemaker and grape grower he became interested in canned wine, and since 1980 has assembled a collection of more than 1,400 different wine cans.


Robert Williams, Lead Judge

Allan Green, Competition Director

Allan Green, Competition Director

Robert Williams Jr., PhD, has taught marketing and business courses for nearly twenty years.  He is also the founder of WICResearch, a leader in the wine-in-can market, and has conducted numerous studies with hundreds of news outlets quoting his work.  Robert recently presented at B.E.V. NY, and contributed to a session at ProWein in Germany.  WIC Research's latest free report on the wine-in-can market is available at www.WICresearch.com.

Entry Categories


White Wines


Pinot Grigio

Sauvignon Blanc

Other white varietals

Blended white wines

Flavored white wines

Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Other red varietals

Blended red wines

Flavored red wines

Rosé Wines

Rosé varietal wines

Blended rosé wines

Flavored rosé wines

Sparkling Wines (non-carbonated)

Carbonated Wines





Wine Spritzers & Coolers







The competition will be held July 21-23, 2020 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California.  We have made arrangements to protect the health of all judges and staff.

Registration and entries are done through Enofile at https://enofileonline.com/landing.aspx?competitionID=2685

All canned beverages that contain grape wine as a component are eligible. The product must be commercially available somewhere in the world on July 21, 2020.

Gold medal stickers and Best of Class recognition will be awarded in all categories.  Award winners will be listed on the International Canned Wine Competition web site and promoted on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Judging panels will consist of selected consumers, wholesale wine buyers and other wine professionals.

All beverages will automatically be entered into the accompanying package design competition. Awards will be made in several categories, including traditional design, cutting edge design, and market segment targeting.

Entry fee is $40 per product before June 20, $50 after June 20, 2020.

Registration opens January 12 and closes July 10, 2020.

Shipping information for outside the U.S.A.:

To facilitate customs for international entries, please email competitions@parkstreet.com   

The International Canned Wine Competition will cover their fees.

The deadline to contact Park Street is June 20, 2020.

If you are not using a U.S. importer, you must contact Park Street Imports LLC, to avoid shipping delays.

Please contact the Competitions Team at Park Street via e-mail: competitions@parkstreet.com and let them know you will be participating in the International Canned Wine Competition. 

Park Street will assist you in obtaining all necessary import documentation and provide you with detailed instructions for properly preparing and labeling your shipment. 

Do not ship your wines until you receive import documents and instructions from Park Street.

Please send two cans of each entry to:

International Canned Wine Competition

c/o Mendocino County Fair

14400 Highway 128, Boonville CA 95415


Entries must arrive between June 15 and July 10, 2020


Contact Us

Send Message

If you have questions or comments about the competition please send us a message. Thank you.

International Canned Wine Competition

PO Box 345, Philo, California 95466 USA

707-338-1800 info@cannedwinecompetition.com