2018 Amador County Fair
Commercial Wine Competition Results
We had a record number of wines entered this year. Our judges and staff worked through them tirelessly
The judges awarded 30 Double Golds, 67 Golds, 209 Silvers and 155 Bronzes.
Congratulations to everyone who entered.
SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS GO TO RENWOOD WINERY ON WINNING THE COVETED
SIERRA FOOTHILLS WINERY OF THE YEAR!
This award was given to the winery that demonstrated consistent excellence and was based on the number, quality, and percentage of award-winning wines. They scored the highest number of points when normalized by the number of wines they entered. At least five wines had to be entered by a winery to be eligible for this award. The competition was extremely close with Grace Patriot Wines and Story Winery close behind.
The Best of Show this year went to Grace Patriot Wines’ “Fashionably Late” 2017 blend of Pinot Gris and Muscat.
Congrats to all!
To enhance this award further, that along with several of our excellent long-standing wine judges including Mike and Martha Dunne, we had several new judges join us this year. Among them was the award-winning wine journalist Randy Caparoso and the well-known wine judge, educator, and consultant Mark Chandler. We also had several judges coming from the San Francisco Bay area including Claudia Temby and Mary Orlin.
The Amador County Fair Wine Competition is the only competition exclusively featuring wines from the Sierra Foothills AVA. With over 400 entries each year, the competition showcases world-renown wines and varietals.
The Competition at the Amador County Fair is the premier competition for Foothills wines with the most distinguished wine judges in the nation. The crew of judges is comprised of published wine-writers and print journalists, Northern California sommeliers, and award-winning winemakers.
COMPLETE WINE AWARDS CAN BE FOUND HERE