California Commercial Wine

Wine tasting in wine yard, set of glasses with red, white and rose wine, bright green grapevine in background


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

Competition Dates

The 2020 CA State Fair & Food Festival has been cancelled, including our events and competitions, due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

We are planning to make the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival the best one yet and we hope that you’ll enter next year’s competition! The 2021 competition dates will be announced later. Please check back soon.

2021 Dates Details
TBA Entries Open
TBA Wine Receiving Dates
TBA Entries Close
TBA Judging Date

Categories & Classes


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