SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12) – The California State Fair announces the winners of its Commercial Wine Competition, the oldest and most prestigious wine competition in North America.

Awards will be presented during California’s Grape & Gourmet, the state’s premier wine and food event, which returns to Cal Expo on Aug. 18. The results of the wine competition will appear in “California Wine” magazine, a publication of the California State Fair. “California Wine” will be available at Grape & Gourmet and Save Mart Supermarkets. For Grape & Gourmet tickets and information, go to www.bigfun.org

2012 Commercial Wine Competition results:

This year, 2,890 wine entries were received from 688 participating wineries. Seventy-two judges on 18 panels awarded 2,156 medals, including 74 Double Gold, 268 Gold, 1,195 Silver and 734 Bronze. The winners include:

BEST OF SHOW – RED

Double Gold 98

Hearst Ranch Winery

2009 Three Sisters Cuvée

Best Of Region

BEST OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST RED

Double Gold 98

Hearst Ranch Winery

2009 Three Sisters Cuvée

BEST OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST WHITE

Gold 94

Hearst Ranch Winery

2010 Three Sisters Cuvée

BEST RHONE VARIETAL BLEND

Double Gold 98

Hearst Ranch Winery

2009 Three Sisters Cuvée

Paso Robles

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2012 California State Fair – July 12-29 – 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

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