2015 California State Fair Home Wine and Label Competitions

California State Fair Home Wine and Label Competition Entry Information

Polish off your best bottles and print your labels!  The handbook for the California State Fair home wine and label entries is now available on-line here.  The fair is accepting entries starting March 17 through April 17.  You do the paperwork on-line and we’ll accept members’ bottle and label deliveries at the April 15 SHW meeting.

Volunteer to Work the State Fair Competition and Home Wine Booth

After submitting your entries, please put on your volunteer hat.  This year, the State Fair invited SHW to help with the May 16 home wine competition event , June 20 awards ceremony, and the fair’s home wine booth.  The fair runs July 10-26.

Top winning entries will be on display at the State Fair’s home wine booth. So, if you enter and score big and you work the booth, you’ll get to kind of mention how the names match on the big win and your name badge – how cool is that?

Contact Henry Wilkinson at hbwilkinson@jps.net if you’re interested volunteering to work the state fair home wine competition.

Contact Fred Millar at fredmillar1@gmail.com if you’re interested in working a shift at the fair’s home wine booth.  Volunteering for a booth shift gets you free fair entry and free parking.

SHW Winemaker of the Year Contest

To qualify to compete for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year (WOY) award, you must enter wines in the California State Fair and SHW’s Jubilee, plus a third competition of your choice.  The 2015 WOY details aren’t out yet but check out the 2014 WOY details for what was required last year.

SHW Jubilee Wine Competition and Picnic – June 13-14, 2015

2015 SHW Jubilee wine entries will be accepted at the April and May monthly meetings.





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