World-Renowned Judges (2017)
DANIEL MAREK, JR. (TX USA)
Head Winemaker, Vineyard Manager/owner and Consultant
Having grown up in the wine industry, Dan is passionate about helping the industry grow. He is a commercial wine maker currently consulting for 3 wineries in Central Texas. Dan also does winery consulting on both existing and new ventures as well as vineyard consulting. He is part owner of the first Cave winery being built in Texas. He has traveled to Europe, Central America and throughout the United States studying the various wine regions/terroir. He is a returning judge to the Finger Lakes International Competition.