The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

2011 San Diego County Fair Homemade Wine Competition Awards

The awards ceremony for the San Diego County Fair Homemade Wine Competition was yesterday.  I couldn’t make it because I had to run the shop, but my hubby went to enjoy the fun and bring home my awards. I submitted 3 wines, and they all won medals: the 2010 Winexpert limited edition Pacifica White won a gold medal (and second place for Best of Class), the 2009 Amador county Primitivo won a gold medal (also second place for Best of Class), and the 2009 Fallbrook Syrah won a bronze medal.  Interestingly, the Pacifica White was also submitted by Damon Lopez, who ended up winning Best of Show with his entry!  Congrats Damon!!!!


My pal Ray also submitted his 2009 Primitivo and won a Silver medal.  Paul entered the 2009 merlot and petite sirah that we recently bottled, and won a Gold medal for the petite sirah and Bronze medal for the merlot. Mike and Tricia Hoffman won several medals as well, Mike got a Gold medal for his sangiovese and a Silver for his primitivo (from a different source than mine and Ray’s), and Tricia won a Silver medal and Best of Class for an Amarone wine kit! Several other people won awards for wine kits at the fair, too. Congratulations to everyone!

Susanne Hunter won Silver medal and Best of Class with her Pinot Grigio wine kit

Beth Roseman and Gesa Cowell (not shown) won Gold medals for their Riesling wine kits

Tricia won a Silver Medal and Best of Class for her Amarone wine kit

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