The 45th OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition was held June 5-6th at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa. After having to cancel the 44th Competition, due to the pandemic, everyone from judges, volunteers and the hotel staff were delighted to return. Strict Covid-19 mitigations were in place to ensure the safety of all participants.
The Orange County Wine Society and the OC Fair and Event Center sponsor the Competition which judges wines made only from grapes grown in California. There are no entry fees and the wines are judged by professional winemakers or winery principals. The wines are cataloged by varietal, price and sugar levels. In 2021, over 2400 wines were entered.
The wines will be available to purchase by the glass at the OC Fair in the Courtyard staffed by OCWS volunteers. This year’s Fair, “Time for Fun”, begins Friday July 16th and runs through August 15th.
To view this year’s award winners, please visit our award website at www.winecompetition.com or tap on the links on this page.
A “Save the Date” card will be sent in the fall to wineries with information about the 2022 Competition. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Orange County Fair Board and Staff, the Judges and Volunteers for their participation in this year’s event.
OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, Ca 92626