Save Mart Wine Garden

Visit the Save Mart Wine Garden each day of the Fair to try various award winners from the California State Fair’s Commercial Wine Competition and sample California wines featured by our Winery of the Day partners, while also learning more about 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 that encompass the flavors of the Golden State!

Experience the rich diversity of California’s best wines by tasting your way through the Save Mart Wine Garden, the nation’s largest public tasting of Gold Medal-winning California wines. From Sauvignon Blanc to Sparkling Wines and Chardonnay to Cabernet. There is something for everyone!

As America’s top wine producer, California makes over 80% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer with over 4,200 wineries.

2022 Save Mart Wine Garden
two women enjoying wine at the fair

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

Bring your friends and stop by the Save Mart Wine Garden to relax in the shade, listen to live music, and cool off with a Fair favorite wine slushy! These slushies are the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day, and they are made with delicious California wine!

Winery of the Day

Join us at 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 wine 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 2023 California State Fair. Cheers!

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