2018 El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition

Entry Deadline: May 11, 2018
Categories: Wine Competitions
2018 El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition
Venue / Location

100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

General Information

– Entries become the property of the El Dorado County Fair and will not be returned.
– Judges will award Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Earth Friendly awards, as well as Best of Class and Special Awards.
– Best of Class will be awarded to classes with 10 or more entries that also include a Gold award or higher.
– All wines received will be stored in a temperature-controlled room prior to judging.
– Wine must be bottled under bond by commercial winery.
– Entries must be commercially labeled. Barrel samples are NOT allowed.
– Each entry consists of four (4) bottles of wine (750 ml) or five (5) bottles of wine (500 ml) or (375 ml).

Entry Fees

$30.00 Per Wine Submission thru April 13th | $35.00 Per Wine Submission after April 13th

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

El Dorado County Fair & Event Center
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Best of Show
Golden Johnny Trophies for best red, best white and best sweet

Best of Class

Best Rhone Awards
Best red Rhone and best white Rhone

Best Barbera Award

Earth Friendly (Biodynamic and/or Organic)
Best red wine and best white wine

Frank Herbert Memorial Award
For the best Zinfandel wine made from El Dorado or Fairplay appellation Grapes

El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Award
For the best wine produced from El Dorado or Fairplay Appellation grapes.
This award will be presented to both the winery and the vineyard.

Best of El Dorado: Winemaking
A special award offered for the best wine produced and bottled by a winery in El Dorado County.

Best of El Dorado: Winemaking
A special award offered for the best wine produced and bottled by a winery in El Dorado County.

Best of Placer: Winemaking
A special award offered for the best wine produced and bottled by a winery in Placer County.

Best of Lodi: Winemaking
A special award offered for the best wine produced and bottled by a winery in the Lodi area.

Best of Amador: Winemaking
A special award offered for the best wine produced and bottled by a winery in Amador County.

Back Room Gold Awards
Best red wine, best Zinfandel and best white wine.
Back Room Staff Pick, a true “People’s Choice” award, sponsored by the El Dorado County Fair Association.

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