Benefits for Entering Your Cider

Why enter your cider?

  • Marketing. Awards give assurance of quality to consumers and buyers
  • Exposure to trade buyers. Distributors, chefs, beverage managers, etc.
  • Exposure to media. Local, regional and national.
  • Online presence. Listed on this site for the year as a public resource.
  • Promoted at events. Grand Tastings, Cider Summit, and additional events.
  • Sales!

There are two competitions: 

1. California Cider Competition: The 5th Annual California Cider Competition. This is an opportunity to explore California's unique terroir, orchard by orchard and glass by glass. Entrants in this competition use 100% California fruit. Non-commercial enthisiasts are welcome to participate.

2. Mendocino International Apple Show Cider Competition The 4th Annual Mendocino Apple Show (now) International Cider Competition (MASICC) for cider made from apples/juice from anywhere. Non-commercial enthisiasts are welcome to participate.

Our goal is to create an opportunity for cidermakers to help one another and advance our technical  skills. These competitions also offer a great opportunity to connect with media, industry buyers and tastemakers, and share the world of cider with them. On top of it all, you can introduce the public to new ciders, new cider styles and the cidermakes who craft them!

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