The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

Homemade Wine

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Win awards for your homemade wine

Amateur winemakers compete for medals, ribbons and awards in the 2019 San Diego County Fair Homemade Wine competitive exhibit.

Winners’ wine will be displayed at the Fair in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show’s Wine Nook exhibit. Commercial vintners — and those who aspire to be — will want to check out The Toast of the Coast wine festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Entries are closed for this competition.
Results posted: On June 8, 2019.
Fair dates: 
May 31 – July 4, 2019.

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2019 Results

Results By Last Name
Results By Division/Class

The Fine Print

Have questions about entering this exhibit? Here are some answers. For details, see the Entry Information.

All amateur winemakers 21 and older. You may not enter if you have applied for State or Federal licensing, or are a professional winemaker. The Fair has a separate competition for professionals, called The Toast of the Coast.

The processing fee is $20 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

You may enter as many classes as you wish. Entries consist of one full standard 750ml bottle. Additional bottling requirements apply, so be sure to read the Entry Information.

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