The 2016 California State Fair Home Wine Competition was held yesterday at Cal Expo.
Thanks to the competition’s coordinators Rebecca and Tom Ramme for again organizing a long and complicated process and making it look so easy!
Kudos to the SHW crew assisting in the competition for their hard work weeks leading up to game day: driving around northern California picking up entries, checking in bottles, flighting almost 1,000 entries, assembling data packages, working in the cellar, behind the curtain, and on the competition floor. Thanks to Henry Wilkinson for coordinating the team.
And speaking of kudos – hey, did SHW do well in this coveted competition? Check it out for yourself: 2016 CA State Fair Home Wine Judgding Final Results.
Congrats to SHW members wines that earned medals: Andy Bambauer, Stan Barrett, Fermando Berton, Donna Bettencourt, Seth Brunner & Linda Clevenger, Carl Brust, Larry & Beth Carducci, Bruce Currie, Danette & Ron Davis, Kevin Ferns, Jim Garrett, Terry Harper, Michael Harris, David Hicks, Rex Johnston, Don Koehler, Lucas Laubaugh, Jim Margolis, Joe McGillivray, Fred Millar, Pilar Millar, Tom Montgomery, Ryan Murphy, J.D. Phelps, Alan Piccardo, Judy Pinegar, Erik Porse, Tom Ramme, Jerry Roark, Brad Sanborn, Bill Seward, Shannon Shackelford, Ed Shepard, Jay Shepherd, Mike Skeels, Steve Streng, Sue Summersett, Stephen Tankersley, Steve Thomas, Paul VerWey, Don Vinson, Henry Wilkinson, and Dean Yomogida.
Congrats x 2 to SHW members whose wines earning Double-Golds: Donna Bettencourt, Seth Brunner & Linda Clevenger, Carl Brust, Jim Garrett, David Hicks, Rex Johnston, Fred Millar, and Stephen Tankersley.
Congrats x 3 to SHW members wines that captured Best of Class: Donna Bettencourt, Jim Garrett, David Hicks, and Fred Millar.
The competition’s highest awards, Best of Show, are awarded in three categories: White; Red; and Sweet & Other. This year’s Best of Show Sweet & Other award was earned by SHW member Fred Millar for his 2011 Portuguese Blend Port! Ask to see his Golden Bear!