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Registration now open for Central Coast Home Winemaking Competition 

wine grapes–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 both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara 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 an extraordinary group of local judges for the annual competition. Judges are qualified based on their experience in the wine industry through multiple forms.

The registration period is now through Friday, April 23 and is $7 per entry. Register today at

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