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Home Wine Making Competitions

  • 01/08/2020 11:07 AM
    Reply # 8518510 on 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    There are just two months to go until the entry deadline of March 17, 2020 for the 2020 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition! For full competition entry information click here.

    The awards ceremony will be held in San Luis Obispo! 

    Be sure to enter Wines and Steins in "Winemaking Club" on the form.  With the quality of wine our members make we just might win Club of the Year. 

  • 11/19/2019 2:08 PM
    Reply # 8129815 on 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    Jim Bond scores big (again) in the 46th Annual U.S. Amateur Wine Competition

    '16 Cab 70%/Syrah 30% Blend -- Gold, BOS
    '16 Cabernet Sauvignon -- Gold
    '16 Syrah -- Gold

    From Jim:

    Vintage 2016 was an excellent year for wine grape growing in the Paso Robles AVA area.  At 9.78", the annual rain fall for Paso that year was less than normal, however, the weather through out the growing season was ideal and produced premium fruit in the red varietals.  Excellent wine grapes are needed to produce excellent wine...period.  We were fortunate with the results of our '16 Cab 70%/Syrah 30% Blend getting Gold, BOS, '16 Cabernet Sauvignon -- Gold and the '16 Syrah -- Gold.  With the abundant rainfall we've had this past year, 14.66", we hope that "Bacchus" will smile on us for the '19 Vintage.

    Click here to view a list of all entries

    Last modified: 11/19/2019 2:11 PM | Karen Wall (Administrator)
  • 06/20/2019 6:06 PM
    Reply # 7591318 on 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    Congratulations are in order for Mike Ferree

    He won a Gold from the Orange County Fair for his wine label!


    Last modified: 08/12/2019 6:39 PM | Karen Wall (Administrator)
  • 06/16/2019 1:50 PM
    Reply # 7582708 on 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    More congratulations are in order for some of our members

    Orange County Fair Home Wine Competition

     Jim Bond  Mike Ferree  Richard Lashbrook  Scott Mathews

     Gold 2016 All Reds Blend
     Gold 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
     Sliver 2016 Syrah


     Silver 2016 Petite Sirah
     Bronze 2016 Merlot
     Bronze 2016 Zinfandel
     Double Gold 2014 All Reds Blend
     Gold 2016 Syrah
     Silver 2017 Viogneir
     Gold 2015 All Reds Blend
     Silver 2016 Other Varietal Red
     Bronze 2018 Varietal Rose
     Silver 2017 Zinfandel
    Last modified: 06/17/2019 11:36 AM | Karen Wall (Administrator)
  • 05/13/2019 10:01 AM
    Reply # 7338536 on 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    Mid-State Fair Results - Home Wine Making

    Wines and Steins members submitted 33 wines
    Here are the results

    Best in Show - Congratulations Jim Bond

    3  Gold  - Congratulations Jim Bond & Scott Mathews

    9  Silver

    8  Bronze

    6  Honorable Mention        

    6  No award

    Click here for all the results


  • 12/28/2018 4:48 PM
    Message # 6975663
    Karen Wall (Administrator)

    Recently announced competitions for home wine makers

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