Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Closes on Monday, 9/3

| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home

Have you entered your burger recipe into the 2012 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger contest yet? This is the last weekend to get those last ingredients just the way you want them! Test out your recipe at your Labor Day weekend BBQ - we're sure everyone will love that idea! You'll get instant feedback and your guests will get to taste a possible $100,000 burger!

-Enter on Facebook
-Enter on the website

-Browse our Burgerbase for inspiration

-Check out our Pinterest board for even more inspiration

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A special thank you & cheers to our sponsors: Beef. It's What's for Dinner, Real California Cheese, KitchenAid, King's Hawaiian & Wholly Guacamole.



Our apologies to our California followers. At this time, California law does not allow residents to enter contests run by alcohol companies.


Submitted by Dahn on

All my recipes are finally entered! This is my fourth year and hopefully I've made it count!

Submitted by Art Cornett on

The contest deadline is today, 9/3. I've been perfecting my Better Burger recipe for the past month, reading & rereading the rules and suggestions for writing a successful recipe.
When I attempted to enter my recipe today...the last day of the contest, your website said the contest was closed and would not let me enter the recipe.
WHY am I not able to enter my recipe on the last day of the contest?????

Submitted by Sherry Kempf on

I have been looking forward to entering this and waiting until I tested my burger recipe on Labor Day. All your information says the contest ends on 9/3. It's still 9/3...why is the contest closed? "The Contest Closes Monday!!!" means that it closes Monday. It's Monday - why isn't the contest open until midnight???????

Submitted by Megan on

Hi Sherry, Art - Please see the excerpt from the rules.

1. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules. All entries become the property of Sutter Home Winery and will not be returned. Finalists will be required to execute documents of eligibility, release from liability, and transfer of their winning recipes. By entering the Contest, all participants consent to the commercial use of their names, pictures, likenesses, recipes (with rights to edit or adapt those recipes) without further attribution, notification or compensation. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, the members of the Culinary Evaluation Panel, Preliminary Judging Panel and the Cook-Off Judging Panel from any and all liability (including but not limited to claims of infringement of copyright or other intellectual property) or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won. Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for unauthorized human intervention, phone, technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software failures, malfunctions or disconnects of any kind, or misdirected, illegible, incomplete, stolen, garbled, fragmented or delayed internet/e-mail computer transmissions or network/ISP/website internet accessibility; or for inaccurate, incorrect or incomplete capture of entry information.

1. To receive Contest rules visit our website at or send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to Sutter Home Winery's BUILD A BETTER BURGER RULES, P.O. Box 248, St. Helena, CA 94574-0248.
2. For the ten (10) Finalists' recipes, visit our web site at after January 7, 2012. For the Contest prize winners, visit our web site on May 18, 2013.
3. Telephone requests for rules, Finalist's list, and recipes cannot be accommodated.
(c)2012 Sutter Home Winery, Inc., St. Helena, CA

Submitted by Dahn on

@Art and Sherry: I believe the answer you are looking for is in this excerpt:
2. To enter online, log on to and look for the Contest entry icon. Fill in the entry form, including your original recipe, and follow the on screen directions to submit. Online entries must be submitted between 9:00 AM PDT on April 15, 2012 and 9:00 AM PDT on September 3, 2012.

The cut off on Labor Day (9/3) was 9am PDT (10am MST, 11am CST and 12 EST).

Submitted by Dahn on

@Megan w/ Sutter Home: Last year BABB had a Facebook account that fans and entrants could view, ask questions, etc.

Why did Sutter Home choose to get rid of it this year?

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