Ojai Wine Festival

2023 Wine Judging

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Many thanks to our Wine Judges

Sommeliers of the American Riveria

Sommeliers of the American Riviera (StAR) is a guild of sommeliers in Santa Barbara, California, who support each other through networking, education and training, and are active in the community by volunteering at charitable events and providing a personal link between producers and consumers. info@sommeliersoftheamericanriviera.org


  • Carlos Mascherin, Coastal Concierge Santa Barbara
  • Noelle Hale, Napa Valley Wine Academy
  • Rory Cox
  • Kathryn Hope Tebbe, J&L Wines
  • Emily Johnston Collins, The Dutchess Ojai
  • Liz Formica
  • Travis Davis
Wineries pouring at the Ojai Wine Festival can choose to participate in a special free wine judging service. Certified wine sommeliers will evaluate and score wines poured at this year’s festival. The team of sommeliers will complete a grading sheet for each wine, and will issue a score on the 100-point scale on the event day.

Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded in several categories. Award winners will be announced at the event at 3pm. Certificates will be mailed out to the award winners.