The 2016 Central Coast Wine Competition, hosted by the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California, featured the best vintages the central coast has to offer in the largest evaluation of wines produced from grapes grown on the central coast. Several Santa Ynez Valley wineries took home awards, such as

Coquelicot Estate Wines 2015 Riesling, Santa Ynez Valley won Best of Riesling – Dry

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard 2015 Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley won Best of Grenache Blanc

 Tantara Wines 2012 Cabernet Franc, Mateo Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley won Best of Cabernet Franc

The Central Coast Wine Competition is in their 14th year and is a collaboration of six California fairs and highlights the wine industry as an integral agricultural component of the community. Gold Medal winners will be showcased at the California Mid-State Fair, Contra Costa County Fair, Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo, Monterey County Fair, Santa Barbara County Fair, and the Ventura County Fair.

Central Coast Wine Competition began in 2003 and promotes the excellent quality and diversity of commercial wineries and grape growers while recognizing the fastest growing wine region in California For further information and a full list of winners visit Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CCWineComp.