SLO County Wineries News

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

California Mid-State Fair Central Coast Wine Competition Announces Award Winning Wines

PASO ROBLES, CA -- The California Mid State Fair recently announced the winners of the 5th annual Central Coast Wine Competition.

This prestigious commercial wine competition recognizes the accomplishments, and evaluates the high standard of quality for which Central Coast wineries are known.

Over 600 wines were evaluated by a panel of influential judges selected from professional industry disciplines that include production, sales, marketing and media.

This year's competition offered eighteen categories. Each category yielded Bronze, Silver and Gold medals, as well as a Best of Class.

Best of Class results included:
  • 2007 Huber Chardonnay, unoaked: Santa Rita Hills
  • 2007 Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Castoro Cellars Pinot Grigio: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Claiborne & Churchill Dry Gewurztraminer: Central Coast
  • 2007 Harmony Cellars White Riesling: Monterey County
  • 2007 Ventana Vineyards Dry Rosato: Arroyo Seco
  • 2005 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon: Paso Robles
  • 2005 Niner Wine Estates Merlot: Paso Robles
  • 2005 Per Bacco Cellars Pinot Noir, Dronysus: Arroyo Grande Valley
  • 2005 Penman Springs Petite Sirah: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Sculpterra Winery Statuesque: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Eberle Barbera: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Mourvedre: Lime Kiln Valley
  • 2006 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel: Paso Robles
  • 2006 Alapay Late Harvest Moscato: Paso Robles
  • Best Dessert Wine was awarded to 2005 Robert Hall Vintage Port: Paso Robles.

    Entries were accepted from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Benito and Monterey Counties. The panel of sixteen judges awarded eleven double gold and fifty-one gold medals.

    "The Central Coast Wine Competition is clearly an excellent benchmark to the quality of wine produced from California's Central Coast," said Chief Judge Signe Zoller, President of Zoller Wine Styling.

    For a full list of winners, click here.

    The California Mid-State Fair runs July 23 through August 3, 2008 and features Central Coast Wine Competition winners at events throughout the fair.


    An Evening of Music & Wine, Friday, August 1, 2008. Boz Scaggs will be the featured artist for An Evening of Music & Wine at this year's California Mid-State Fair, performing at 7:00 p.m. The Grammy Award winning artist will be performing the best known songs of his career, hits like "Lido Shuffle," "Lowdown," "Harbor Lights" and "We're All Alone," plus many others. For more information and tickets, click here.