After judging more than 2,600 wines, the full list of winners has been announced for the 2011 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Best of show winners included Shady Lady primitivo from Amador County (red), Greenwood Ridge Vineyards of Mendocino Ridge for its white riesling (white), and Anderson Valley's Navarro Vineyards for its muscat blanc (sweet).
In previous years, the gold medal winners from the State Fair's commercial wine competition were sampled with food from local restaurants at the Grape & Gourmet event. Grape & Gourmet has been put on hold this year, and the winning wines can instead be sampled on July 29 at the California State Fair. The tasting is now called Taste & Celebrate the Best Wine! and will require a $25 ticket separate from fair admission.
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