Del Mar, CA
Judging – February 25-26, 2023
Open to any licensed winery national and international. Wines may be entered only by a representative of the winery.
Distributors are responsible for gaining winery permission for entry submital. All wines entered must be currently available for commercial sale to the general public.
Blended Red Wines
Blended White Wines
Dessert/ Fortified Wines
Red Varietal Wines
White Varietal Wines
Per Entry Fee – $65.00 (Oct 7, 2022 – Jan 20, 2023)
Per Entry Fee – $90.00 (Jan 21, 2023 – Feb 20, 2023)
The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Please ship one of the following sets of bottle quantities for judging:
Four (4) 750ml bottles
Four (4) 375 ml bottles
Two (2) 1.5 liter bottles
Two (2) 3-liter or larger boxes
Four Cans/other alternative packages of any size
All wines entered must be received by March 21st to be judged.
Double Gold Awards are reserved for the finest wines as agreed on unanimously by the assigned three judge panel. These wines score 94 points or higher on a 100–point scale.
Gold Awards are reserved for wines that show exceptional complexity and depth of aroma, flavor and finish. These wines score between 90 and 93 points on a 100–point scale.
Silver Awards are bestowed upon wines displaying character beyond the norm as agreed upon by two or more judges.
Special Awards – in addition the above listed awards, special awards may be given for Best of Region, Best of Variety, etc. at the discretion of the director. One wine will be designated “The Toast of the Coast” for the year.