Members of the media are invited to cover a special awards presentation on Thursday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on the West Steps of the Capitol.
During this special media event, the California State Fair will recognize the Best of Show winners from the 2018 Commercial Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions. Along with the Best of Show winners, the CA State Fair and the California Department of Technology will present awards to the 2018 Champions of Technology. Below is a full list of the winners.
Best of Show Red - St. Amant Winery, Lodi
Best of Show White - Picchetti Winery, Cupertino
Best of Show Dessert - Stephen & Walker, Healdsburg
Best of Show Pink - Malene (Crimson Wine Group), San Luis Obispo
Best of Show Sparkling - Gwinllan Estates, Somerset
Best Value Wine - Collier Creek (Peltier Winery), Acampo
Best of Show - Captain Fatty's Brewery, Goletta
Brewery of the Year - Mraz Brewing Company, El Dorado Hills
Best of Show Cow - Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (3rd year in a row!), Point Reyes
Best of Show Other Milk Type - Moonside Creamery, Sebastopol
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Best of Show EVOO - Wild Groves, Newcastle
Best of Show Flavored - Sciabica's California Olive Oil, Modesto
Champion of Technology, Individual - Sunne Wright McPeak
Champion of Technology, Organization - 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 2018 scholarship recipients and raises funds for future scholarships. This year, more than $53,500 in scholarships was given to 26 students.
If you would like to cover any of these events happening on June 21 please contact the California State Fair Media Center at 916-263-3108.