Cornucopia’s Top 25 Competition

An expert panel of 10 esteemed industry leaders will announce the Top 25 Wines from Cornucopia 2017 this Fall. The competition illustrates the enormous talent existing at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, pitting a vast selection of exceptional wines against each other to reveal the festival’s Top 25 wines.

Each winery that participates in Cornucopia is given the opportunity to enter their choice of their wines into the Top 25 competition. The panel of judges will taste all submissions in a closed, blind-tasting session before declaring the official Top 25 of 2017. Stay tuned to find out who is chosen this year!


2017 Judges:

  • DJ Kearney: Head Judge
  • Daenna Van Mulligen
  • David Brownridge
  • Eric Blouin
  • Joanne DiGeso
  • Kurtis Kolt
  • Michael Kompass
  • Olivia Halla
  • Paul Street
  • Samantha Rahn


Top 20* Wall located at the entrance to Whistler Conference Centre (2016) – Photo: Julie Zoney
*2016 marked the 20th anniversary of Cornucopia, as a tribute, the Top 25 Competition was modified to feature the Top 20.


Judges Daenna Van Mulligen, Geoff Weddell and Michael Kompass (2016) – Photo: Julie Zoney