Home Wine Extension


PASO ROBLES (CA) – April 7, 2016 The California Mid-State Fair is currently accepting entries for the annual Home Winemaking competition that will be held in May. Registration for competition has been extended to Friday, April 22nd. Information can be found on-line at www.MidStateFair.com and all exhibitors are encouraged to enter online at http://cmsfw.fairmanager.com/.

“We are excited to have new award sponsors for the 2016 event”, noted Mike Jones, Home Winemaking Coordinator. “The goal of the competition is not only to showcase the work of our home winemakers, but offer an educational component to our exhibitors. New this year we will host a seminar after the competition open to all, and recap the results and score sheets”.

New award sponsors include, Baker Wine & Grape Analysis, and ETS Laboratories. Vintner’s Vault have joined us in donating some great prizes for the Best of Red, White, Dessert and the coveted Best of Show.

Best in Show Award: - $500 Certificate from ETS Laboratories - $105 Full wine lab panel from Baker Wine Grape Analysis - $50 Certificate from Vintners Vault

Best in Class Red Award: - $250 Certificate from ETS Laboratories - $105 Wine panel from Baker Wine Grape Analysis

Best in Class White Award: - $105 Wine panel from Baker Wine Grape Analysis

Best in Class Dessert Award:- $105 Wine panel from Baker Wine Grape AnalysisPLUS Lunch w/ the Baker Team

Registration – Friday, April 22nd Wines Received – Monday, April 25th through Friday, April 29th at the Paso Robles Event Center

Judging (Closed Judging): Saturday, May 14th

Exhibitor Reception: 4pm - 7pm - Informational 4pm - 5pm – (We welcome all exhibitors to attend and ask the judges questions and gain more knowledge on the craft.) - Awards Presentation - During Mingling time - Social Time - Following Informational till 7pm (There will be light hors d'oeuvres)

Don’t forget to stop at Estrella Hall to see the winning entries and vote for your favorite label during fair time. The 2016 California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31. This year’s theme is “The Adventure Continues…”