The Alameda County Fair invites SHW members to submit entries for their amateur wine competition and is excited to announce that a Sacramento drop-off location has been added. Entries will be accepted January 1 – March 1. Entries at drop-off locations are accepted through February 29.

The entry fee is $5 per entry plus two 750 ml bottles. Cash awards are given per class. There are two ways to enter: 1) on-line or 2) using paper. See here for the competition’s entry guide. In addition to the locations identified in the entry guide, entries may be dropped-off at:

Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave #300, Sacramento CA 95822. 916 456-1614. Hours of operation: Wed – Fri 5-9 pm; Sat 1-9 pm; closed Sun-Tue. (SHW Trivia: the owner of Two Rivers Cider, Vincent Sterne is a former SHW member.)

Competition questions? Contact Patty Cuellar, Alameda County Fair Wine Competition Coordinator, at

This competition is a Recognized Competition for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year.