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Homemade Wine Competition now accepting entries

Released: February 22, 2017

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for the 2017 San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR, CA (February, 22 2017) Entries are now being accepted for the Homemade Wines competition at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. This category is for the amateur winemaker, 21 years or older who loves wine, as well as the winemaking community. It is not for the professional winemaker or anyone applying for State or Federal licensing. Entry fees are $20 each, and registration is online only at sdfair.com/participate.

New this year, only one bottle of the homemade wine is required per entry, and the Awards Ceremony & Exhibitor Tasting will be joined together in a same-day festive and social celebration well before the Fair, on April 22.

Industry professionals and judges will taste the Homemade Wine entries in a closed, blind judging session. After judging, all the wines will be available to taste at the Awards Ceremony & Exhibitor Tasting where competitors can meet and mingle with fellow home winemakers.

Deadline to enter this competition is March 29; entry delivery for one required bottle is April 12, 2017. Typically, the Homemade Wines competition sees about 300 entries and gives entrants a chance to have their wine professionally judged, receive quality feedback, meet other winemakers and win ribbons.

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Ride ‘em cowboys! “Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, remembering the rough and tumble Wild, Wild West and celebrating how the West is fun today. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit sdfair.com.

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
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