NOMINEE ACCEPTANCE FORM

Congratulations! You have been nominated for either WineMaker, WineGrower or Wine Ambassador of the Year. Nominees are nominated by their peers based on the following characteristics listed below. As a nominee, we would like you to provide a few more details and a formal acceptance of the nomination. We will need this form returned by Monday, September 24th, 2018 in order for you to be considered for these awards.

Winemaker of the Year: The award recipient is recognized by others for their innovation, leadership & outstanding excellence in winemaking in Loudoun County. They are recognized by fellow winemakers as a producer of high-quality wines & contribute to the success of their winemaking peers. In addition, they demonstrate a commitment to winemaking innovation and the overall market success & well-being of the Loudoun County wine industry. Selected by Loudoun Wineries Association member voting. Each LWA member receives one vote.

Winegrower of the Year: The award recipient is recognized by others for their farming of high-quality wine grapes. They are willing to adopt innovative viticultural techniques & have demonstrated leadership within the Loudoun County wine growing industry. In addition, they promote collaborative relationships between growers and wineries & are involved in raising the awareness of the Loudoun County wine industry. Selected by Loudoun Wineries Association member and Loudoun WineGrowers Association voting. Each LWA & LWGA member receives one vote. Only one vote per entity if member of both associations.

Wine Ambassador of the Year: The award recipient is recognized by others for going above and beyond among team members & customers. They exemplify exceptional service and professionalism through consistently providing leadership to their team and demonstrating outstanding hospitality. In addition, they collaborate and educate in their winery and/or community to raise awareness of the Loudoun County wine industry. Selected by a Committee of Association Representatives in the Hospitality industry such as Visit Loudoun. Please note this is not by popular vote or open to public voting.

Nominee's Name *
Nominee's Name
Nominee Phone Number *
Nominee Phone Number
Nominee Experience
Please provide a brief bio about your experience, education and background in the wine industry
Nominee Questions
Please answer two brief questions regarding your experience and thoughts on the Loudoun County Wine industry
I hereby accept the nomination for consideration in the 2018 Loudoun Wine Awards *
Additional Nominee Details
The top three nominees will be recognized as finalists at the Loudoun Wine Awards taking place on Friday, October 19th at Lansdowne Resort & Spa. Nominees will be notified prior to the awards dinner if they are a finalist. The finalists are not notified prior to the awards dinner of who the recipient is. Each finalist should prepare a few words to be said at the acceptance of the award in the case that they are the recipient. Please direct any questions regarding your nomination to loudounwineawards@gmail.com Upon acceptance, please send a headshot or photo of yourself to the loudounwineawards@gmail.com Tickets to the awards dinner may be purchased at http://loudounwineawards.com