2020 Home Winemaking Competition Results

Monday, December 7th, 2020

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Home Wine Competition. Central Coast home winemakers were represented by entries of all types of varietals.

“The competition has become a valuable asset for those who make wine as a hobby and you can tell each year by the entries,” stated chief judge Mike Jones. He went on to say, “there were 24 gold medals awarded this year from the 127 total entries and the quality continued to improve as it has been.”

The Fair would like to thank all the volunteers and judges for their time in making the competition come to fruition. Many thanks to Baker Wine & Grape Analysis, ETS Laboratories, Laffort USA, Michael Rose Cellars and The Vintner’s Vault for their continued support.

“We are proud to be able to showcase our fellow Central Coast residents and their varietals during this unprecedented year,” said Colleen Bojorquez, Interim CEO.


Best of Show and Best White Wine:

Peter Allman-Ward (Templeton) Viognier

Best of Dessert:

Michael Baugh (Paso Robles) Late Harvest Zinfandel

Best of Red:

Jim McPherson (Cambria) Petite Sirah

Best of Rosé:

Brad Bunkelman (Santa Maria) Rosé

For the complete list of results please visit, click here.

The 2021 California Mid-State Fair runs July 21 – August 1 and we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary. Connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or keep instantly up-to-date by texting FAIR to 888111.

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