Postponed to April 13th.
A message from the competition team:

For more than 165 years, the California State Fair has showcased the Best of California. Although we’re faced with challenging times right now, the CA State Fair & Food Festival team remains optimistic. We are in continuous communication with our States’s leadership as well as our partners to keep our competitors, volunteers and staff safe and healthy while we continue to plan for our competition season. We recognize the impact that this national emergency has had on personal lives and the agricultural business industry. In an effort to provide the opportunity for competitors to continue to focus on business and personal recovery, competition opening dates have been postponed to April 13.

As our leadership continues to guide us , we will continue to discuss how we can best support individuals and agricultural businesses during this time of need. As this is a fluid situation where things are changing daily, emails will be sent out with updates on the California State Fair and Food Festival and competition planning as things develop.

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About the competition:

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.

2020 Competition Dates

Entries Open Online: April 13, 2020

Entries Closed Online: May 22, 2020

Wine Receiving Dates: April 27 – May 22, 2020

Judging Dates: June 10 – 12, 2020

2020 Competition Resources:

2020 California Commercial Wine Competition Guide

The Guide to the Best of California Magazine
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California Commercial Wine Results Archive
2019 California Commercial Wine Competition Results -Searchable Database

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