Members of the media are invited to cover a special awards presentation on Thursday, June 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the West Steps of the Capitol.
During this special media event, the California State Fair will recognize the Best of Show winners from the 2019 Commercial Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions. State Senators and Assemblymembers from each winner's respective district are invited to present awards as the legislative schedule allows. Below is a full list of the winners.
Best of Show Red - Concannon Reserve, Livermore Valley
Best of Show White - Las Positas Vineyards, Livermore Valley
Best of Show Dessert - Lewis Grace, El Dorado
Best of Show Pink - Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Best of Show Sparkling - Korbel, California
Best Value Wine - Trader Moon Wine, California
Golden State Winery of the Year - Jeff Runquist Wines, Plymouth
Best of Show - Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles
Brewery of the Year - Morgan Territory, Tracy
Best of Show Cow - Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (4th year in a row!), Point Reyes
Best of Show Other Milk Type - Laura Chenel, Sonoma
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Best of Show EVOO - Bondolio, Winters/Yolo County
Best of Show Flavored - Calivirgin Olive Oil, Lodi/San Joaquin County
Members of the media are also invited to cover (and sample!) the winning products at the Best of California Tasting Reception later that evening at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds. The Tasting Reception takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. This is a special event held prior to the annual CA State Fair Gala, which recognizes the 2019 scholarship recipients and raises funds for future scholarships. This year, more than $51,000 in scholarships was given to 25 students.
If you would like to cover any of these events happening on June 27 please contact the California State Fair Media Center at 916-263-3108.