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Wineries, it's time to uncork your best pours – entries now open for the Toast of the Coast

Released: December 05, 2018

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DEL MAR, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2018) ­– Online entry to Southern California’s premier wine competition, The Toast of the Coast at the San Diego County Fair, is now open to wineries worldwide. You’ll save $20 per entry through Jan. 4 – cheers to that! Entry materials are available at thetoastofthecoast.com.

Judging happens Feb. 16 and 17 with results released by March 1 for Southern California’s premier wine competition. Awards will be given to the top performing wines in each varietal or blended category, and one standout wine will be crowned “The Toast of the Coast for 2019.”

Cases of the award-winning wines will be purchased from our winners and served on June 8 (which is also National Rosé Day) during the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival and throughout the 27-day run of the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons.

More than 130 award-winning wines from around the world will be featured by 50+ wineries at this year’s festival and a VIP Winemakers Tasting area will showcase artisanal small plates paired with the perfect wines to complement a variety of culinary delights.

Wines will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges featuring wine writers, buyers and sommeliers. Meet the judges at thetoastofthecoast.com/judges.

THE TOAST OF THE COAST WINE COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL
WHAT: Online entry to Southern California’s premier wine competition is now open
WHO: Any licensed winery worldwide can enter
COST: $60 per entry until Jan. 4; $80 per entry until the Jan. 25 deadline
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
WHEN: Wine judging on Feb. 16 and 17; the wine festival is June 8 during the San Diego County Fair
INFO.: thetoastofthecoast.com

About Toast of the Coast


The Toast of the Coast wine competition and festival is produced by the 22nd District Agricultural Association in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair. 2019 marks the eighth year of The Toast of the Coast, happening during the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. The Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit thetoastofthecoast.com.


For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
858-792-4262
apierce@sdfair.com
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