Become a Judge

Judging at the Wilmington Wine & Food Festival is a great way to help present an unforgettable weekend to food and wine lovers from around the region. We are seeking a qualified panel to objectively evaluate the premier selections of wine offered by our participating wineries and distributors, as well as a judging panel for the fare of our local participating restaurants. We are asking for conscientious participants in and out of the trade to participate. If you would like to become involved, please submit the form below for evaluation!

Please Note: The judging panels will be set by March 4th, selected judges will be contacted via email by March 11th. The wine panel will be asked to be onsite and ready to start by 5pm Thursday, May 11th, location TBD and the food panel at 1:00pm Saturday, May 13th at the Bellamy for the food tasting. Please come dressed in business casual, no jeans, t-shirts or flip flops. Each judge will receive a complementary pass to Thursday night's Toast of the Town VIP Event. We thank you for your involvement!
Full Name *
Email *
Birth Date *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
I am interested in serving on the *
Food Panel
Wine Panel
Food Knowledge (Skill Level) *
Wine Knowledge (Skill Level) *
How often do you drink wine? *
Do you have any wine/food accreditation(s)?
I can objectively judge:
White wine
Red wine
Sweet wine
Dry wine
Savory Dishes
Why would you like to become a festival judge?
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  • Festival Events

  • Brunswick Forest

    Thursday, April 6th 6:00pm

    Join us at Plantation Building Corp's model home in Brunswick Forest.
    Event Finished

    1535 Cape Fear National Dr, Leland, NC 28451


    Manna Avenue

    Wednesday, May 10th 6:00 PM

    9 Courses. 9 Wines. 4 Rounds of food featuring offerings from both Spain and France paired with a wine from their respective countries.
    $40.00/ea - Purchase Tickets

    123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Directions | (910)-763-5252


    Wednesday, May 10th 6:00 PM

    Reception & 4 Courses. For reservations please call 910.239.9153 or email alisa@rxwilmington.com
    $75/per person plus tax and gratuity

    1125-A Military Cutoff Wilmington NC 28405

    Directions | (910)-763-5252

    Bellamy Mansion  (Main Event)

    Friday, May 12th - Sunday, May 13th

    503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Directions | Event Information

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