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Registration opens for the 2020 Central Coast Wine Competition 

–The Central Coast Wine Competition is now accepting entries. The eligible counties are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.

Discounted early-bird registration ends Friday, May 29, 2020 with an entry cost of $65 per wine. After May 29, registration increases to $85 per wine. Registration closes Friday, June 5, 2020. The competition and judging take place June 17 and 18, 2020.

Enrollment has also begun for the Home Winemaking Competition, the California Craft Spirits Competition, and the Central Coast Vinegar Competition.

Chief Judge Tim McDonald is returning with a lineup of judges including industry leaders and international wine journalists, including Phil Markert, director of liquor for Albertsons/Vons, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast’s contributing editor and Bill Hayes, senior buyer for BevMo.

“Our goal with the Central Coast Wine Competition is to promote the quality and style of wines being produced on the Central Coast, and to expand knowledge and awareness to wine consumers of the accomplished wineries in the region,” says California Mid-State Fair Interim CEO Colleen Bojorquez.

For more information, or to enroll in the Central Coast Wine Competition, Home Winemaking Competition or Central Coast Vinegar Competition, visit

The 2020 California Mid-State Fair runs July 22 – Aug. 2.

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