• The World’s most Prestigious all-American Wine Invitational

    The American Fine Wine Competition, now in its 13th year, is the premier all-American wine invitational in the country.

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The AFWC, which began in 2007, has become the most influential wine invitational in the country. The competition takes place each January, and is followed by a series of SIP Social events that feature the award winning wines and help to raise money for a variety of non-profits and continues to promote the wines throughout the year. Since its inception, AFWC has raised more than $1,000,000 for local charities.

AFWC Judging

Making a Difference

13

Years

126

Events

100

Charities

1,000,000

Money Raised

Join Us

AFWC hosts a series wine events throughout the year all of which raise money for a variety of non-profits while continuing to promote these very special all-American wines, as well as our partners. Since its inception, AFWC has raised more than $1,000,000. These events are desirable marketing and branding opportunities for businesses that partner with AFWC.

2019 American Fine Wine Competition & SIP Events
After Party Celebration

Our Founders

The American Fine Wine Competition, which began in 2007, was co-founded by Shari Gherman and Monty & Sara Preiser.

Shari Gherman

Shari Gherman

President & Co-Founder

Monty & Sara Preiser

Co-Founders

Joel Feigenheimer, PhD

Professor

Our Goal

AFWC Guides the public to America’s Finest Wines.

  • AFWC creates an environment where businesses can benefit, profit and grow by promoting their products and services in an upscale consumer.
  • AFWC produces unique events enabling businesses to give back to their community by supporting non-profit, locally based organizations.
  • AFWC gives sponsors opportunities to entertain and show appreciation to clients, prospects and staff.
  • AFWC offers partners multiple opportunities for brand exposure and relationship building with other sponsors, attendees, and thousands of consumers with discretionary income.