Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger® Contest Ups its Grand Prize to $100,000 in Honor of the 20TH Anniversary

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Contest Opens March 1 and Closes July 31

The national search for the best tasting, most creative burger will begin March 1, 2010, when the call for entries opens.

Even if you can’t stand the heat, many people will not get out of the kitchen. And why should they? With $100,000 prize money at stake at the 2010 Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger Recipe® Contest & Cook-Off, serious contesters and backyard barbecuers are sure to be sweating bullets as they vie for first place.

The national search for the best tasting, most creative burger will begin March 1, 2010, when the call for entries opens. The Build a Better Burger Contest will continue to take entries until July 31, 2010.

Ten finalists will be selected from the thousands of entries that the contest judges expect to review. They will be flown to Napa Valley to compete in the burger grilling cook-off on September 25, 2010. For contest entry rules, visit or send a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger Rules, PO Box 248, St. Helena, Calif., 94574-0248. Build a Better Burger is not open to residents of California, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories or possessions.

The 2010 esteemed panel of cook-off judges are Daisy Martinez , host of “Viva Daisy!” on the Food Network; Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith, aka The Hearty Boys, owners of The Hearty Boys Catering and hosts of several shows on The Food Network;


Lucy Buffett, cookbook author and owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina; Fran Carpentier, senior editor of Parade Magazine; and Pam Anderson, food columnist for USA Weekend. They join Burger Parties co-authors James McNair, head judge and prolific cookbook author, and Jeffrey Starr, culinary director and executive chef for Sutter Home Winery. Burger Parties, which features 16 themed burger celebrations using winning burger recipes from previous Build a Better Burger Cook-Offs, will be released this March.

For a wealth of information about Build a Better Burger including past winning burgers, burger and wine pairings, visit

Trinchero Family Estates is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa
Valley vintners since 1948. The company produces more than 22 brands of wine including Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Main Street, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. The company also imports Angove Family Winemakers and Little Boomey wines of Australia, and markets and sells the Three Thieves and Joel Gott brands.

Barbara Zamost
Zamost Public Relations
(415) 389-0210

Juliana French-Arnold
Sutter Home Winery
(707) 302-3020

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