The region’s premier competition returns this year with an elite judging panel
The Central Coast Wine Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair and sponsored by Albertsons/Vons and The Tribune, is now accepting entries.
The Central Coast Wine Competition promotes the excellent quality and diversity of commercial wineries while recognizing the fastest growing wine region in California, and showcases the California Mid-State Fair’s commitment to value-added agricultural products.
The eligible counties are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
Discounted early-bird registration ends Friday, May 31, 2019 with an entry cost of $65 per wine. After May 31, registration increases to $85 per wine. Registration closes Friday, June 7, 2019. The competition and judging take place June 19 and 20, 2019.
Enrollment has also begun for the Home Winemakers Competition, the California Craft Spirits Competition, and the Central Coast Vinegar Competition.
Chief Judge Tim McDonald is returning with an impressive lineup of judges, including industry leaders and international wine journalists, including Phil Markert, director of liquor for Albertsons/Vons, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast’s contributing editor and Mark Chandler, chief judge of California State Fair Wine Competition.
“Our goal with the Central Coast Wine Competition is to promote the quality and style of wines being produced on the Central Coast, and to expand knowledge and awareness to wine consumers of the accomplished wineries in the region,” says California Mid-State Fair CEO Mike Bradley.
For more information, or to enroll in the Central Coast Wine Competition, Home Winemakers Competition, or Central Coast Vinegar Competition, please visit cmsfw.fairmanager.com.
For more information on the Central Coast Craft Spirits Competition, please visit cmsfs.fairmanager.com. The 2019 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17 – 28, and this year’s theme is “Let’s Have S’more Fun!”