The winners have been announced for the 2016 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The California State Fair Wine Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine competitions. Only wines made with fruit grown in California are judged in this competition. Here are some facts from this competition 175 volunteers, 55 judges in just three days to taste 2,854 wines from more than 750 California wineries. In the end, 115 Double Golds and 230 Golds were awarded and Smith Vineyard received both a Double Gold for our 2013 Primitivo and a Gold for our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a “Best of California” award for our Primitivo, after receiving the “Best of Class of Region“. This wine went up against all other regions…Yes, that would be Napa, Sonoma and all of the “big boys”. In the end our 2013 Primitivo received a Double Gold, Best of Class of Region and Best of California and our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold!
Both of these wines were grown and produced right here in Nevada County…grown, produced and bottled at Smith Vineyard…Cheers!