California Commercial Wine

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California Commercial Wines are professionally judged in order to recognize the best wines produced in the state.

Dating back to 1854, the State Fair Commercial Wine Competition is America’s oldest wine judging. Only wines made with fruit grown and produced in the eleven growing regions across the state may be judged in the competition.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

2024 California Commercial Wine Competition Guide

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Laura Laskowski

Wine Competition Coordinator

(916) 730-7629

Competition Dates

Dates Details
January 16, 2024 Entries Open
March 11 – 29, 2024 Wine accepted in our temperature controlled warehouse. Warehouse hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
March 29, 2024 Entries Close
April 17 – 19, 2024 Judging Dates
July 12, 2024 Opening Day, California State Fair

Categories & Classes

Please refer to the guide for the full list of categories & classes.

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