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Secretary Ross Celebrates Winners of the California State Fair Best of Show Awards

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross joined representatives of the California State Fair on the State Capitol’s west steps earlier today to recognize the Best of Show winners from the 2018 Commercial Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions. Below is a full list of the winners.

California State Fair Best of Show Awards


Best of Show Red – St. Amant Winery, Lodi

Best of Show White – Picchetti Winery, Cupertino

Best of Show Dessert – Stephen & Walker, Healdsburg

Best of Show Pink – Malene (Crimson Wine Group), San Luis Obispo

Best of Show Sparkling – Gwinllan Estates, Somerset

Best Value Wine – Collier Creek (Peltier Winery), Acampo


Best of Show – Captain Fatty’s Brewery, Goletta

Brewery of the Year – Mraz Brewing Company, El Dorado Hills


Best of Show Cow – Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. (3rd year in a row!), Point Reyes

Best of Show Other Milk Type – Moonside Creamery, Sebastopol

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Best of Show EVOO – Wild Groves, Newcastle

Best of Show Flavored – Sciabica’s California Olive Oil, Modesto


Champion of Technology, Individual – Sunne Wright McPeak

Champion of Technology, Organization – San Joaquin County


See the original announcement on the California State Fair site here.

The 2018 California State Fair runs July 13-29.


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