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Mid-State Fair home winemaking competition registration open 

home winemakingCompetition will take place in May and feature wines from SLO, Santa Barbara, and Monterey counties

– The Central Coast Home Winemaking Competition hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair is now accepting entries. The competition will take place in May and feature wines made from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey counties.

The wines are separated into six categories: white, rose/blanc, red, dessert, wines made with fruit other than grapes, and sparkling. The categories are then separated into classes by varietal. The panel of local competition judges evaluates each entry according to appearance, aromatics, and taste to determine an overall conclusion.

Chief Judge Mike Jones is putting together a group of local judges for the annual competition. Judges are qualified based on their experience in the wine industry through multiple forms.

The 2022 California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through July 31 and this year’s theme is “Full Steam Ahead!”

The registration period is now through Friday, April 22, and is $7 per entry. Register at: For more information, contact

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