OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION

DEADLINE:
Receipt of Wines, May 7, 2018

ENTRY INFORMATION

Eligibility: Only wine produced from grapes grown in California and commercially available for sale in Orange County by July 1, 2018, in the following categories are eligible to be entered:
Note: Commercial availability requires that the wine be readily available for sale on the Internet or to Orange County merchants by July 1, 2018. The wine does not need to be present in Orange County for direct purchase at retail stores on that date to qualify.

All wines entered must meet BATF regulations and conform to applicable State of California laws regarding label terminology and designations.

Only the most current release (as of July 1, 2018) of any wine is eligible. Multiple entries of the same varietal should only be entered if there are distinct differences reflected on the label, for example: appellation, reserve, vintage vs. non-vintage, vineyard, etc.

REMEMBER, PLEASE ENTER ALL ELIGIBLE WINES!
THERE ARE NO FEES FOR ENTRY

Entry Form Instructions: Please complete all winery information on the entry form, using the “create or update” feature, including winery name, mailing address, winery address, email, etc. and parent company. Note: For purposes of this competition, négociants are no different than actual bonded wineries.

Select the "entry form" and enter the specifics for your entries. Please fill in all information from the front label that identifies your wine and print a copy of your entry using the "print form" selection.

Exact Residual Sugar %: Enter precise measured sugar level percentage, regardless of varietal or color. Using the word "dry" is not sufficient.

NOTE: Wines are judged by type or varietal in price and sugar categories; therefore, it is important that entries be completely accurate so that your wines will be judged in the appropriate categories.


Shipping Instructions

Bottle Entry: Please submit six (6) 750 ml. bottles or equivalent of each wine entered.

Please ship a copy of your entry form with the six (6) 750 ml. bottles of each wine to arrive NO LATER THAN MAY 7, 2018. Early shipments will be greatly appreciated. Include four ACTUAL LABELS of each entry for our label competition. The labels are necessary to clarify the entry form and to compare and verify the received bottles. This insures the entry form and the bottles match the intent of the winery.

Ship all wines freight prepaid - no CODs will be accepted.

Mark all boxes on the outside "OCWS WINE COMPETITION". If you are shipping more than one box, please mark all boxes "1 of 3", "2 of 3", "3 of 3", etc.

Please ship your wines as soon as possible. Late shipments may cause a wine to show poorly. If a local distributor is used to deliver your wines, please make sure they are aware of the delivery deadlines. Pack your wines well.

Ship wines to:

COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION
OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
88 FAIR DRIVE
COSTA MESA, CA 92626

Hand deliver wines to:

COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION
OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
GATE 5, ARLINGTON AVENUE
COSTA MESA, CA 92626

THERE ARE NO FEES FOR ENTRY

Further Information: If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact OCWS at (714)708-1636 or FAX (714)546-5002 or the Wine Administrator at CommercialCompetition@ocws.org