San Diego County Fair
Festivals
The Toast of the Coast




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Festival Date

Saturday, June 14

Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2014 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home.

General admission includes award-winning wines from California and Baja California, plus special access to the all-new Baja Food and Wine Pavilion featuring free tastes from world-famous Baja chefs Javier Plascencia, Flor Franco and La Guerrerense. Buy an upgraded ticket to the Winemakers Tasting Area for an exclusive experience in a special lounge area featuring wine and food pairings led by double-gold- and special-award-winning winemakers.


Sessions

• Noon to 3:00PM and
• 4:00 to 7:00PM

Prices

Please note: Because the festival takes place inside the Fair, Fair admission is required. Guests who already have Fair admission, for example Best Pass Ever season pass holders, should buy festival tickets without Fair admission.

Save on tickets now through April 27


Through April 27
• General Admission $48 (includes Fair admission)
• Winemakers' Tasting $75 (includes Fair admission)

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Standard ticket pricing


April 28 to June 14
• General Admission $58 (includes Fair admission); $45 (without Fair admission)
• Individual Tasting Tickets $5 each
• Winemakers' Tasting $85 (includes Fair admission); $75 (without Fair admission); includes half-hour early admission to the festival, five food pairings with five of the top-performing wines.
• Wine Tripper $60 (includes general admission, Fair admission, and round-trip on the COASTER train)


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2014 Winners

Best of Show

2013 Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose
Carol Shelton Wines

Double Gold

2013 Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose, Carol Shelton Wines
2011 Black Magic, Carol Shelton Wines
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, First Press
2011 Syrah, Fiocchini Wines
2011 Red Blend, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection
2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut
2012 Chateau Red, Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Hagafen Cellars
2013 Blanc de Franc, Hart Winery
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Hart Winery
2012 Zinfandel, Navarro Vineyards
2011 Toscanello, Nello Olivo Winery
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ojai Ridge Vineyard and Winery
2012 Late Harvest Roussane, South Coast Winery

Best of Regions

Best of California Appellation:
2011 Red Blend, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection
Best of Central Coast (tie):
2012 GSM Red Wine Blend, Hahn Winery
2012 Merlot, Hahn Winery
Best of El Dorado County:
2011 Toscanello, Nello Olivo Winery
Best of Madera County:
2012 Viognier, Idle Hour Winery
Best of Mendocino County:
2013 Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose, Carol Shelton Wines
Best of Napa County (tie):
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, First Press
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Hagafen Cellars
Best of Riverside County:
2013 Blanc de Franc, Hart Winery
Best of San Benito County:
2011 Cabernet Franc, Cetani Vineyards
Best of San Diego County:
2010 Syrah, Coyote Oaks Vineyards
Best of Sonoma County:
2011 Black Magic, Carol Shelton Wines
Best of Trinity County:
2012 Chardonnay, Merlo Family Estate Vineyards
Best of Valle de Guadalupe:
2012 Brunello, Villa Monefiori
Best of Ventura County:
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ojai Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Download complete results, listed by awards given
Download complete results, listed alphabetically by winery

Award Criteria

A Bronze Medal wine exhibits proper varietal character with no flaws or faults present, roughly equivalent to a score of 80 to 84 points on a 100 point scale.

A Silver Medal wine exhibits proper varietal character with no flaws or faults present, and shows depth and drinkability beyond accepted industry standards, roughly equivalent to a score of 85 to 89 points on a 100 point scale.

A Gold Medal wine exhibits proper varietal character with no flaws or faults present, and shows depth and drinkability beyond those exhibited by Silver Medal wines, roughly equivalent to a score of 90 to 94 points on a 100 point scale.

A Double Gold Medal is awarded to wines receiving Gold Medal scores from all three judges on a panel.


Questions?

Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email entry@sdfair.com. Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM