2024 Judges

Our world-renowned judges come with diverse and expansive experience from all over the world!  Below you’ll find just a taste of the talent partnering this competition.  

Count John Umberto Salvi 20th

Bordeaux, France
Master of Wine

Jeff Stabins

New York
RVP of AWS & AWS Certified Wine Judge

William Stefan

Virginia, USA
President, American Wine Society
Winemaker, Sommelier, Educator

Annemarie Morse

New York, USA
Wine Instructor, Certified Judge, & Freelance Writer

Daniele Raspini

Sommelier, International Wine Judge

Fabian Jacob

France/Texas, USA
Hospitality/Wine Educator

Doris Miculan Bradley

Toronto, Canada
Educator, Chef, Sommelier,
Certified Wine Judge, Writer

Iva Kovarikova

Czech Republic

Int’l Wine Judge & Founder/ CEO GastroPress Publishing 

Michael Cole

Texas, USA
Texas Wine Scene Podcaster,
Certified Wine Specialist, WSET

Andy Gonzales

Texas, USA
Wine Educator, 
We Know Texas Wine Podcaster

Sammy Lam

Austin, Texas, USA
Owner, Wanderlust Wine Company, WSET Level 3

Jeff Cope

Houston, Texas
Blogger/Owner TXWineLover.com

Dan Gatlin

Fredricksburg, Texas
Winery Owner, Viticulturist & Oenologist

Christopher Beard

Texas, USA
WSETIII, Wine Distributor

JUDr. Luboš M. Bárta

Czech Republic
Editor-inChief Sommelier/Travel Reviewer

Neal Addy

Texas, USA
Owner, Texas Wine Traveler
Advanced Specialist of Texas Wine

Spencer Gatlin

Texas, USA

Alana Martinez

Bachelor’s Viticulture & Enology

Richard Arebalo

Austin, Texas, USA
Sommelier, Founding Member Austin Texas Wine Society

Kevin Owstrowski

Pennsylvania, USA
AWS Certified Wine Judge Instructor, WSETIII

Bonnie Villacampa, Founder

Texas/Rioja, Spain
Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager

Austin, Texas, USA
WSETIII; Founder, Star of Show

Steve Somermeyer, Head Judge

Indiana, USA
Award-winning Winemaker