WINE NEWS: Winners of the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition Announced

CA FairDateline Sacramento, June 18, 2015 – Announcement by the California State Fair:

The California State Fair announced the top wine awards from the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. This year’s wine competition consisted of 2,881 wine entries received from 743 participating winery brands. Seventy-two judges on 18 panels awarded 57 Double Golds and 254 Golds, and the top winners showed the diversity of California wine, coming from around the state and from wineries of every size.

“California’s 78,000 farms and ranches produce roughly half of all the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the United States; and our grape industry accounts for 90 percent of all wine consumed in America. As one of the oldest professional wine competitions in the nation, we are extremely pleased that for the second year in a row the State Fair has seen increased participation in our prestigious wine competition,” said Rick Pickering, CEO of the California State Fair. “With more than 2,800 wine entries from 700 plus wineries, the State Fair continues to be an enormous showcase of the Best of California.”

Below is a listing of some of the top wine winners. Two bringing-in the all-around Best of Show award hail from El Dorado County, in California’s Sierra Foothills region. A complete listing of award-winning wines can be found at

Best of Show Red & Best of Sierra Foothills Red | DOUBLE GOLD

Lewis Grace | Tempranillo | 2012 | El Dorado

Best of California Cabernet Sauvignon | DOUBLE GOLD

Lewis Grace | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012 | El Dorado

Best of Show White | DOUBLE GOLD

Oak Farm Vineyards | Albarino | 2014 | Lodi

Best of Show Sparkling | DOUBLE GOLD

Korbel | Blanc de Noirs | NV | California

Best of Show Pink | DOUBLE GOLD

Gold Hill Vineyard | Barbera Rosé | 2014 |El Dorado

The first California State Fair Wine Competition was held in 1855. The competition is the oldest and one of the most prestigious wine events in the country. Top wines including Best of Region and Best of California winners will be featured at the State Fair in the Save Mart Supermarkets Wine Garden for visitors to enjoy July 10-26.

The National Wine Review congratulates all the winning wineries!

This announcement is courtesy of the California State Fair.

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