California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
On Tuesday, June 25th at the State Capitol, the Top Five Awards were presented:
Best of Show Red
Best of Show White
Best of Show Dessert
Golden State Winery of the Year
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that include Best of Region and Best of California
For over 150 years, the California State Fair has recognized the best wines of the state and the dedication of wineries and vintners in the Golden State’s viticulture and enology industry.
AWARD WINNERS TRULY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!Click here to see Awards by Winery Click here to see Awards byVarietal
The winners are determined by panels of judges that come from a wide range of backgrounds and are reviewed before they are permitted to evaluate the wines. From wine educators, wine makers, wine journalists, retailers and wholesalers to wine collectors and those from the restaurant trade, these knowledgeable judges share their personal opinions before reaching a consensus to determine the award winning wines.
This year, 2,625 wine entries were received from 709 participating winery brands. Seventy-two judges on 18 panels awarded 1,788 medals, including 48 Double Gold, 207 Gold, 915 Silver and 618 Bronze.