Open to licensed wineries in California and Baja California
Early-bird Deadline: JAN. 10, 2014; Final Entry Deadline: JAN. 24, 2014
Welcome to The Toast of the Coast Competition for 2014!
Wine competitions continue to spring up everywhere, with lots of
different spins on formats, judging methodologies, and award types. Most wineries that enter in competitions risk a small
investment hoping to receive awards that will assist in marketing
and sales. This alone can be worth the small expense of entering a
With this competition, we hope to offer this and a whole lot
more. We hope to celebrate the wines of California and their
distinctive regional differences. To that end, we will give awards to
the best wines from each county or multi-county appellation. In
addition, we want to give you an opportunity to actually sell some wine
in conjunction with the competition.
Here's how it works: Wineries with top performing wines will be invited
to participate in The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival, a ticketed tasting
event. The San Diego County Fair will purchase the wine that is poured at
the event at regular wholesale prices, and will also purchase bottles to
be made available for sale to the public at The Toast Of The Coast Wine
Festival and other events at the Fairgrounds throughout the year.
Click the button below to ENTER online:
Download Online Entry Instructions
Download Introductory Brochure
(The Toast of the Coast was formerly the San Diego County Fair Wine Competition)