After 26 years of research, Sutter Home knows nothing satisfies the palate like a tasty burger paired with a delicious glass of wine.

This year, Sutter Home is asking you to submit your best burger recipe to pair with your favorite wine for a chance at a $25,000 Grand Prize.  The other Finalists will receive a $1,000 prize.

Our judges are on the lookout for inspired recipes – a reinvention of your signature burger with exciting new toppings or a completely new burger concept.  Don’t be afraid to think outside of the bun.  With more than 20 different varietals to choose from, there is a Sutter Home wine to suit any combination of flavors.

Since its inception, the Build A Better Burger® Recipe Contest has sought to demystify the challenge of pairing wine & food and encourage everyday cooks to create their own recipes and pairings.  More than $1.3 million has been awarded to home cooks nationwide since the contest launched in 1990.  Check out their recipes for inspiration.

We can't wait to taste what's next!


A panel of expert judges will review all the recipes to determine the Top 5 Finalists whose burgers will be scored based on Taste, Creativity, Ease of Preparation and Wine Pairing.

The four runners up will each receive $1,000, while the Grand-Prize Winner will take home a whopping $25,000 cash prize!


To submit your recipe for review, please enter all of the requested information below.
Also, take a moment to read the Official Rules and FAQ.