On the north steps of the California capitol this morning, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined representatives of the 2017 California State Fair to celebrate with the winners of the annual Commercial Beer, Wine, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions. Commercial Beer set a new record with 1,488 entries, making it the third largest beer competition in the country. Commercial Wine continued its legacy as the country’s oldest and most prestigious wine competition.
California’s “Best of Show” winners for 2017:
Flatland Brewery Elk Grove – Commercial Beer Best of Show
Loma Brewery Los Gatos – Commercial Beer Brewery of the Year
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Point Reyes Station – Cheese Best of Show
Pennyroyal Farm Boonville – Cheese, Other Milk Type Best of Show
Bondolio Davis – Extra Virgin Olive Oil Best of Show
Calivirgin Lodi – Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil Best of Show
Imagery Estate Winery Sonoma County – Wine Best of Show, Red
Rendez-vous Winery Clarksburg – Wine Best of Show, White
Sutter Home Family Vineyards Napa – Wine Best of Show, Sparkling & Best Value Wine
Gifft BY KATHIE LEE GIFFORD Monterey County – Wine Best of Show, Pink
Navarro Vineyards Anderson Valley – Wine Best of Show, Dessert
Imagery Estate Winery Glen Ellen – Golden State Winery of the Year
Some of this year’s wine medalists will be featured at the California State Fair in the Save Mart Wine Garden for visitors to enjoy. Winners of the Commercial Beer Competition have been invited to pour their award-winning beer at the Best of California Brewfest on Saturday, July 22. Free cheese and olive oil samples can also be found throughout the Fair.
The California State Fair is July 14-30.
Complete lists of winners in each category are available online: