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San Joaquin Wine Competition


This 2021 Wine Competition represents a decade and a half of putting a consistently level playing field for honest judging of California Wines. Throughout this time, our core judges have anchored hundredsof judging panels from all over the State, and in some cases, the World. We are excited to experience the same great double-blind competition in a new region of California. Robert Hall Winery, founded in 1999 and located in the heart of Paso Robles has graciously offered us an amazing space in their Meritage room to host the Competition, and we are grateful to have an excuse to leave the San Joaquin Valley summer heat for a few days! Why move our Competition to the Coast? For one, it is cooler that the Central San Joaquin Valley for safer transport of your wines in the summer. Equally as important, however, is to underline the fact that this is a state-wide competition. Wines are entered from all over the Golden State, so the Competition, with the potential to being held anywhere in the 58 counties allows for geographic variety. In essence, our Competition can come to you – in any given year Our 2020 edition, despite the challenges faced by COVID-19 was, without a doubt, our most difficult and rewarding Competition to date. Many, many strong wines were entered and the awards were commensurate with the quality and flavor presented. We are looking forward to an even more robust slate of entries the year and we look forward to seeing what the best wineries in California haev to offer in 2021! A new and exciting addition to this year’s Competition is a public tasting for the winners AT ROBERT HALL WINERY! While we know Calofornia is still feeling the affects of COVID, we anticpate being able to house gatherings before the end of the year. So the date will need to remain TBD until we get a better sense of when we can open to a large group of interested consumers. If you have any questions regarding the Competition, please feel free to contact Amanda Sopp, Competition Coordinator, by email (amanda@idrinkwine.net) or by phone at 559-272-1411. We would be pleased and honored to accept your entries into the 2021 Competition! Deadline for entry is June 30.