Best-of-Appellation Program
  Sign In
Subscribe to our newsletter
Bookmark and Share  

About the Best-of-Appellation Evaluation Program

The "Best-of-Appellation" (BOA) evaluation tastings are designed to facilitate the building of place-identity for the hundreds of winegrowing regions of North America. The BOA Program is not, per se, a competition, though the wines that best express the character and quality of their region of origin are rewarded with placement on Appellation America's Best-of-Appellation Lists for that region.

The BOA process rigorously follows this familiar proposition:

The best wines are defined by place,
and the character of each appellation
is defined by its best wines.

In the BOA process, the "best" wines are defined by their own place of origin; NOT by the personal taste preferences of our esteemed and expert Evaluators. Nor are the wines of one place judged against the taste profile of wines from another place.



BOA Program Details:

Click on each heading for details

• The Evaluators

• Evaluation Process

• Anomalous Wines

• Announcement of Results

• How to Submit Wines for Evaluation

• Where to Ship

• After the Evaluation

BOA FORMS DOWNLOADS

 BOA Program Info & Entry Instructions

 Submission Form

 Product Information Form


DOWNLOAD BOA AWARD CERTIFICATES

 Certificates for existing BOA awards

YOUR BOA CONTACTS