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Wine Night Comes to California Mid-State Fair, Featuring Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room

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Bianchi Winery pouring its Best in Class and Gold Medal award winning wines July 21

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – The California Mid-State Fair (July 19-30) will hold its much-anticipated Wine Night at Mission Square on July 21, featuring Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room’s Best in Class rosé and Gold Medal award-winning pinot noir.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and taste the 40 Gold Medal-winning wines from this year’s Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC). The evening will culminate with the CCWC’s award ceremony announcing this year’s award winner for Winery of the Year. 

Tickets for Wine Night are $30 on eventbrite.com, and $40 at the event, and does not include fair admission.

Event Details:

Location: Paso Robles Event Center – Mission Square 2198 Riverside Avenue

When: Friday, July 21, 2017

  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Walk-Around Gold Medal Tasting
  • 6:30 p.m. Awards Presentation

The 15th annual Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC) blind-tasting event was held June 2122 at the California Mid-State Fair. The CCWC is the largest competition of wines produced and grown throughout the vast Central Coast wine region of California. The judging took place over two days; on the first day, the 19 judges blind tasted through nearly 700 wines, rating and then voting on which should be awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Class honor. The following day, the 67 Best in Class wines were blind tasted and awarded best Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, and Dessert.

Joining Bianchi Winery, other Gold Medal-winning wineries featured on Wine Night will include:   Allegretto Vineyards  Ancient Peaks Asuncion Ridge Vineyards Bodegas Paso Robles Broken Earth Winery Cass Vineyard & Winery Castoro Cellars Costa de Oro Winery Croma Vera Wines CRU AND MARIPOSA Derby Wine Estates Domaine Degher E&J Gallo Winery Eberle Winery Four Lanterns Winery Glunz Family Winery Grey Wolf Cellars Halter Ranch Hope Family Wines J. Lohr Vineyards Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Kitá Wines Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Le Vigne Winery Marin’s Vineyard Michael Gill Cellars Mitchella Vineyard & Winery Niven Family Wine Estates Opolo Vineyards Peachy Canyon Winery Penman Springs Vineyard Riboli Family Wine Estates Robert Hall Winery Ruby Cellars LLC Scheid Family Wines Sculpterra Winery Summerwood Winery Tablas Creek Vineyard Tooth & Nail Winery Vigo Cellars

“The fact is, some of the best wines in the world are being made right here on the Central Coast,” said Mid-State Fair CEO Michael Bradley. “And this is a great way to highlight, celebrate and experience these world-class wines that are being crafted by our neighbors.”

For more information about Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room, visit www.bianchiwine.com. For more information about Wine Night, please visit midstatefair.com. For more information about the CCWC, including a list of all winners and bios on its 19 all-star judges, please visit Central Coast Wine Competition.


With more than four decades of winemaking history, Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room now continues the legacy of founder Glenn Bianchi and his father, Joseph, in Paso Robles with wines in the super and ultra-premium categories with estate-grown and handcrafted wines. Combining the most advanced farming and production technologies with the finest terroir of Paso Robles, Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room has grown to be an industry leader, producing award-winning wines. The winery and tasting room sits on 40 acres overlooking the undulating vineyards of the area, rising above a waterfall fed lake nestled in its estate vineyards. Its Heritage Collection is made with estate grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot, which grow along the property’s gently sloping vineyards. The Bianchi Signature Selection is made with grapes purchased from premium growers in and around Paso Robles, who Bianchi maintains close relationships with to ensure access to top-quality harvests. Bianchi Wine is available in restaurants and retail stores throughout the United States. For more information about Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room, visit www.bianchiwine.com.

About The Central Coast Wine Competition:

Central Coast Wine Competition promotes the excellent quality and diversity of commercial wineries and grape growers while recognizing the fastest growing wine region in California. In its 15th year, the Central Coast Wine Competition 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; Cow Palace/Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo; Monterey County Fair; San Benito County Fair; and Santa Maria Fairpark. For further information, please visit centralcoastwinecomp.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CCWineComp.

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