Enter the Competition

To make a great cider you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges to the other side of that table.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR CIDERY!

 

About Us

To make a great cider you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the world's most respected judges to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale. 

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the cider industry, including BJCP judges, educators, retailers, and industry writers and consultants.

Competition Results

The 2020 Results are In! Congratulations to all of the winners in our Second year!

Wine & Cider Maker, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery/SteamPunk Cider; NYCA Board Member

Jonathan Oakes

Born and raised as a fruit farmer here in western New York, Jonathan studied viticulture and oenolgy at Niagara College in Ontario, Canada and worked under Brian Schmidt at Vineland Estates Winery in Vineland, Ontario before coming back to the states and starting Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Artisan Wine Solutions.

And let’s not forget that he’s the creator of Steampunk cider, a revolutionary product in Western New York. The Oakes family were early converts to cider and started planting European cider varieties in 2004. These mature cider trees are rare to find in New York state and have allowed Jonathan the freedom to experiment in the hope to better understand these varieties and his own unique terroir.