Joel Gott and Cracker Barrel Sweepstakes





  1. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding residents of Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories and possessions) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. The following are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes:  (i) employees of Joel Gott Wines or Lactalis Heritage Dairy, Inc. (each a “Sponsor”) and their affiliated or subsidiary companies, including their officers, directors, shareholders, members, and employees, including employees’ immediate family members*; (ii) federal and/or state licensed alcohol beverage retailers, wholesalers and brokers, including their employees* and employees’ immediate family members*; (iii) Sponsors’ advertising agencies, including their employees and employees’ immediate family members*; (iv) members of any state alcohol beverage commission, including their employees and employees’ immediate family members*; (iv) any company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of this promotion, [including their employees and employees’ immediate family members*]. *Immediate family members include spouses, parents, siblings, children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, all lineal descendants, including those by adoption, or other household members. Entries not meeting all of the requirements stated herein will be disqualified and ineligible. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.
  1. SPONSOR: Joel Gott Wines, PO Box 248, Saint Helena, CA 94574 and
    Lactalis Heritage Dairy, Inc., 540 W. Madison STE 300, Chicago, IL 60661
  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on June 24, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on June 28, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”), according to Sponsor’s time clock.
  1. HOW TO ENTER: Registration with Instagram is required to enter the Sweepstakes. Any time during the Sweepstakes Period, you must follow @joelgottwines, and @crackerbarrelcheese, like the Sweepstakes post and tag a friend in the comments. By following @joelgottwines and @crackerbarrelcheese and tagging a friend, entrant agrees they are entering the Sweepstakes and have read the Sweepstakes’ Official Rules. One entry, per natural person, per household. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Should multiple users of the same Instagram handle/e-mail account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arises regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. Authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned an Instagram handle/e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning the Instagram handle/e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted Instagram/handle e-mail address. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or like means to enter the Sweepstakes will void all entries affected by such methods. Sponsor and its agencies 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/text transmissions or network/ISP/website internet accessibility; or for inaccurate, incorrect or incomplete capture of entry information.
  1. ODDS: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the number of eligible entries received.
  1. PRIZES: Three (3) prizes are available for this Sweepstakes. Each prize is a luxury cooler and Cracker Barrel cheese prize pack valued at four-hundred dollars ($400). No alcoholic beverages are included in the prize.Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all prizes: $1,200.
  1. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The winners will be selected among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing on or about July 1, 2024. The drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization. Potential winners will be notified via Instagram direct message using the Instagram account handle provided at the time of entry. Potential winners will have forty-eight hours to reply to the direct message by including their e-mail address. If the potential winner does not reply via Instagram direct message within forty-eight hours, the potential winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner may be selected. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsors, who reserve the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or lesser value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion.
  1. GENERAL: Potential winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and return it within five (5) days of attempted delivery to qualify as the winner of the prize. If there are insufficient entries or the potential winner forfeits the prize for any reason, the Sponsors may conduct an alternate drawing or choose to have the forfeited prize(s) remain unawarded. Winners consent to the use of their name, voice and/or likeness by the Sponsors for advertising purposes without additional compensation unless otherwise prohibited by law. Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail or illegible information. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes not included above. By entering, participants and winners agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Sponsors retain the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of the Official Rules, including any ambiguities. All decisions of the Sponsors and the independent judging organization are final and discretionary. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants and winners release Sponsors and their parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, shareholders, members, agents, employees, advertising agencies and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes and/or use of the prize, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, damage or loss.
  1. PRIVACY: All personal information collected by Sponsors will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, entrants shall receive e-mail correspondence from, or on behalf of the Sponsors, subject to the Sponsors’ privacy policies. Sponsors use reasonable commercial efforts to comply with federal CAN-SPAM and entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further e-mails by following the opt-out instructions contained in any commercial e-mail. Sponsors make commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the TCPA. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the Sponsors at the addresses set out above. Please refer to Sponsors’ respective privacy policies at and at for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsors.
  1. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, the selected entrant’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use said selected entrant’s name, photographs, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation.
  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. The Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at their discretion, select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. You may not enter with multiple identities or e-mail addresses or use any system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Sweepstakes. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
  1. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsors shall not be liable to the winners for failure to supply any prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the Sponsors’ control. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsors, their parents, their respective subsidiaries or affiliate companies, and each such company’s officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (the “Releasees”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Releasees’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Releasees be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  1. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
  1. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the name of the winners, please send an email to [email protected] on or after July 15, 2024.

© 2024 Joel Gott Wines, St. Helena, CA. All rights reserved.

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