Save Mart Wine Garden

Experience the rich diversity of California’s best wines by tasting your way through the Save Mart Wine Garden. Here fairgoers can try award-winning California wines and enjoy other pairing products. As America’s top wine producer, California makes 81% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer.

Visit Save Mart Wine Garden each day of the Fair to try award winners from the CA State Fair’s Commercial Wine Competition and sample California wines, as featured by our Winery of the Day sponsors, while learning more about their wines and the wine-making process.

Since California has a wide range of terroir, it makes it the perfect place to grow nearly every kind of grape. In fact, you’ll find more than 100 varieties across the state, giving our winemakers the latitude to create complex varietals and unique, expressive blends, and all-new ready-to-drink margarita wine cocktails!

Wine garden

The Save Mart Wine Garden is the nation’s largest public tasting of Gold Medal-winning California wines.

New in 2022

We are celebrating the California wine industry by expanding the Save Mart Wine Garden from 6,000 sq. ft. to nearly 17,000 sq. ft. including a 64 ft. long bar.

Bring your friends and stop by the Save Mart Wine Garden to check out the updated space. It’s a great place to relax in the shade and have a wine slushy, a Fair favorite!

2022 Wine Slushy Pricing

  • Small: $10
  • Large: $16
    • Add a souvenir cup for large slushies: $10

Winery of the Day

Join us in the Save Mart Wine Garden to meet representatives from a variety of California wineries and experience their unique wines. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to hear from experts about each wine’s appearance, aroma, flavors, and textures to understand its quality. Ask as many questions as you like and receive a deeper understanding of the winemaking process including:

  • How grapes are grown and harvested
  • Distinct types of grapes used in making a varietal (i.e., Chardonnay)
  • The use of different varietals to make a blend
  • How to taste and pair wine

Learn something new, taste something new at the 2022 California State Fair. Cheers!

Treasury Americas Division of Wine Estate

Treasury Wine Estates

Friday, July 15. Thursday, July 21.
Wine glasses with wine

WX Brands

Friday, July 15.
JaM Cellars

JaM Cellars

Tuesday, July 19.
Hahn Family Wines

Hahn Family Wines

Wednesday, July 20. Friday, July 22nd. Tuesday, July 26.
Sea Sun

Wagner Family of Wines

Thursday, July 21.
Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands

Friday, July 22. Saturday, July 23. Thursday, July 28. Saturday, July 30.
Korbel Wine Label

Brown-Forman

Friday, July 29.
Bota'rita Bota Box

Delicato Family Wines

Tuesday, July 26. Wednesday, July 27.
Josh Cellars

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Wednesday, July 27. Sunday, July 31.
E&J Gallo Winery

E&J Gallo Winery

Saturday, July 23. Thursday, July 28. Saturday, July 30.
Wine glasses with wine on a table

Fetzer Vineyards

Saturday, July 16.
A vineyard at sunset

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Friday, July 29.
Wine bottles in a row

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

Saturday, July 16.

Additional Partners

In addition to Winery of the Day, a selection of delectable wines will be available to truly satisfy every palate! We invite Fairgoers to shop this array of exceptional wine choices from our winery partners.

Grapes

Don Sebastiani & Sons

Wine bottles in a row

The Wine Group

Stacks of Wine Barrels

Trinchero Napa Valley