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2021 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition (Cancelled)

Entry Deadline May 7, 2021
Entry Fee(s) Per Entry Fee - online: $60.00, offline (paper): $70.00 from 3/15/2021 to 4/10/2021 Per Entry Fee - online: $65.00, offline (paper): $75.00 from 4/11/2021 to 5/7/2021
Competition Date(s) Jun 2,2021 12:00am - Jun 4,2021 11:59pm
Phone 916-263-3159
Location California State Fair
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
General Info 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.

California Brandies
De-alcoholized Wines (below 0.5 percent alcohol)
Dry White Wines
Fortified & Non-Fortified Dessert Wines
Fruit and Berry Wines
Low Alcohol Wines (0.5 to 7 percent alcohol)
Micro Winery Wines
Red Table Wines
Rosé and Blush Wines
Sparkling Wines
Sweet White Wines
Vermouth and Other Flavored Wines
Shipping Deliveries to arrive from Monday, April 19 through Friday, May 7, 2021 and must be delivered or shipped prepaid only to this address:

Address all wines and checks sent via courier (i.e. FedEx, UPS, etc.) or drop off deliveries to:
California State Fair

Attn: Commercial Wine Competition
1600 Exposition Blvd
Ethan and Hurley, Gate 12
Expo Center #6
Sacramento, CA 95815

Please mark the case containing the entry receipt or the check: “Entry Form Enclosed”.

Please mark multiple box shipments with box numbers and total boxes shipped (i.e., “Box 1 of 4,” “Box 2 of 4,” etc.)

Wine receiving times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. No deliveries will be accepted on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Only the Wine Competition Coordinator, Chief Judge or their designated appointee is authorized to receive entries.

FIRM DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021: All entries MUST be at the State Fairgrounds Expo Center Building #6 by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021. The State Fair will not be responsible for omissions or returning any wines that arrive after this deadline.
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