Share your best burger recipe for your chance to win $25,000 in cash! For 25 years, the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest has paired one of America’s favorite wines with America’s favorite food – the burger – encouraging everyday cooks to create recipes and pairings

If you have the most delicious homemade burger recipe and wine pairing in America, don’t be bashful. Enter Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest.

Official Rules: US, 21+. April 1 – July 31, 2021 at 1:59 pm ET. There is no limit to the number of Approved Entries an individual can submit in the Contest.

How to Enter:  Create an original burger recipe to pair with a Sutter Home wine. Refer to Rules for more details regarding the requirements for your Recipe.

Judging Criteria: Perceived Taste Appeal (40%) Does the recipe sound appealing?; Creativity (25%) Is this recipe creative and one of a kind?; Ease of Preparation (25%) Could anyone create this burger by following the recipe?; Perceived Wine Pairing (10%) Does the wine complement and enhance the burger?

Semi-Finalist Prizes (16): Two professional baseball game tickets in Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city in accordance with the dates listed in the Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off chart in the rules and one $200 pre-paid debit card for required burger ingredients. If Semi-Finalist lives within 300 miles from Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city, Semi-Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive one $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel, parking, toll expenses and/or any other transportation costs. If Semi-Finalist lives more than 300 miles from Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city, Semi-Finalist will receive economy-class airfare for two between Semi-Finalist’s home and the Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city and two nights hotel accommodations (1 room, double occupancy) in Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city.  ARV: $1,800

National Finalist Prizes (4):  Two nights double occupancy hotel accommodations in St. Helena, CA, economy-class airfare for two  between Finalist’s home and a Bay Area Airport (SMF, SFO or OAK), entry for two to a welcome reception and dinner, breakfast for two daily, reimbursement of rental car for duration of two night stay in St. Helena, CA, ground transportation for two  to and from all sponsored activities as needed and $200 pre-paid debit card to be used for additional meals or at the discretion of the Finalist.  ARV: $3,500

Grand Prize (1): $25,000 awarded in the form of a check.