1. The Central Coast Wine Competition staff is fun and provides excellent customer service.
  2. The 2011 competition features a prestigious panel of internationally renowned judges, including Doug Frost, Dan Berger, and Robert Whitley.
  3. Gold medal winners are showcased at not just one venue but five- the California Mid-State Fair, Monterey County Fair, San Benito County Fair, Santa Barbara County Fair, and the Ventura County Fair.
  4. Medal winning wines are featured in promotions at participating Albertson’s stores, offering valued publicity and exposure.
  5. Innovative changes, such as the division of the blended varietal and Chardonnay categories, create opportunities for more wines to receive acknowledgment.
  6. Competition publicity, including results, are released to print and news publications throughout California and the United States.
  7. Entries are accepted online and by mail for winery convenience.
  8. The California Mid-State Fair hosts a tasting following the competition for industry professionals to sample all entries, including medal winners and best of class wines.
  9. The Central Coast Wine Competition is the largest evaluation event for Central Coast wines, featuring over 600 wines.
  10. Blind tasting allows for unknown or unrecognized wineries to receive recognition and publicity.