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Chili Cook-off

January 20th, 2018 1-5PM

DSC05994On January 20th, 2018 we will host our 19th annual Chili Cook-off and “Wine Lovers Potluck.”

The categories will be the same as in past years: Four Legs (beef and pork), Two Legs (Fowl), Vegetarian (non-meat), and Exotic (Seafood or wild game, including venison).

Online chili registration for 2018 will open December 1st, 2017. All chilies must be registered online and most categories will fill well in advance of the event. The cost to enter is $10/chili which includes admission for two.

Attendee only admission pricing is TBD.

Non-contestants are required to bring a dish to pass.

2018 Schedule

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Chili Check-in
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Non-Contestant Check-in
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm: Winners Announced
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm: Wine Lover’s Pot-luck Picnic including live music
  • 5:00pm: Event Conclusion, winery closed

We will once again accept online reservations for this popular event. The 2017 event SOLD OUT in advance. Non-contestant registration will also open on December 1st. Due to limited cellar space the number of attendees will be limited to 500, so sign up early to ensure you can get in on the fun!

2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

2017 Winners

Best of Show: Sally Coppersmith-Hovenga, Holland, MI

4 Legs

  1. Sally Coppersmith-Hovenga, Holland, MI
  2. Ann Hislop, Casnovia, MI
  3. Debbie Reynolds, Kalamazoo, MI

2 Legs

  1. Mike Bale, Allegan, MI
  2. Chris Ilicic, Noblesville, IN
  3. Kristine Cook, Byron Center, MI

No Legs

  1. Donna Ely, Otsego, MI
  2. Rebecca Lum, Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Danielle Chilvere, Grand Rapids, MI


  1. Sarah Belcher, Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Jeff Van Oss, Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Joycelin Denstone, Door, MI

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