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L.A. International Wine Competition

Setting the Gold Standard

For decades the Los Angeles International Competitions have bestowed gold medals to the best wines, spirits, olive oils and dairy products from around the globe, showcasing the winners at the LA County Fair. In fact, the Dairy Competition celebrates its centennial anniversary along with the Fair itself in 2022.

Now in its 83rd year, the Los Angeles International Wine Competition has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation. 

Sixty years after the wine competition’s conception, the addition of the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition was a perfect fit. The extra virgin olive oil competition celebrates its 23rd anniversary in 2022. Back in 2000, wine competition organizers were looking for a way to expand the competition. The marriage of extra virgin olive oil and wine was natural. Both require a distinguished palate, both have distinctive varietals, both are important to serving the perfect meal. At its inception, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition enlisted an impressive list of judges to taste the finest domestic extra virgin olive oils. The competition was eventually opened to international oils, with oils coming from Northern and Southern Hemisphere.

Since introducing a spirits category in 2007, the LAISC has set the standard for judging distilled beverages. Judges award medals to the best spirits from around the world.

The competitions are the foundation for an extensive education program that’s available to nearly 1.2 million visitors to the LA County Fair. Public wine tasting began in 1968; in 1998 a wine education center opened, complete with consumer-driven classes, tastings and a display of the award-winning wines. Extra virgin olive oils, spirits and dairy products add to the consumer experience. The Los Angeles International Competitions are committed to educating the public, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about selection, tasting and food pairings.

 

Competition Calendar

Entry Deadline: February 4, 2022
Entry Fee: $95
Please provide 6 bottles per traditional entry, or 3 bottles per limited entry.

Shipping Deadline: February 18, 2022
Wine deliveries will be accepted.
8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday 

Judging: March 9-10, 2022
Awards will be posted on website

May 5-30, 2022: LA County Fair
Display of all award winning wines and extra virgin olive oils in the competition. The tasting of gold medal wines and extra virgin olive oil tasting. Education seminars featuring award-winning wines and extra virgin olive oil in the Los Angeles International Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.

June 2022: Cheers!
A special public event celebrating the winners of the Los Angeles International Wine, Spirits and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competitions.

Wine Judges and Biographies Coming Soon


2022 Traditional Competitions Documents

2022 Traditional Wine Categories

2022 Traditional Wine Entry Form

2022 Special Competitions Documents

Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur Competition

2022 Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur Categories

2022 Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur Competition Entry Form COMING SOON

 


2022 International Wines Documents

Español - COMING SOON

Traditional Wine Categories

Wine Entry Form

Italiano - COMING SOON

Traditional Wine Categories

Limited Production Competition

Wine Entry Form

International Customs Form

Transport Information - Coming Soon

Francais - COMING SOON

Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur - Competition Information

Bordeaux/Bordeaux Superieur Entry Form - bulletin d'inscription - Francais

Japanese - COMING SOON

Saké  Competition

Saké Competition Entry Form



Entry Forms

How to enter

  • Determine the wine(s) you wish to enter

  • Note entry deadline and entry fee

  • Determine Division and Categories

  • Complete the entire entry form here

Shipping

Shipping Deadline: February 18, 2022

Ship or deliver your wines with entry form (Download Shipping Label) and entry fees to:

Los Angeles International Wine Competition
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Leah Duran
Phone: (909) 865-4268
Fax: (909) 865-4160
Email: duran@fairplex.com

2022 International Rules and Shipping Guidelines

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.

The 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition received 2,350 wines from 800 wineries. There were a total of 155 Best of Class Awards, 519 Gold Medal Awards, 1,013 Silver Medal Awards and 535 Bronze Medal Awards. The competition received wines from 19 countries; Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine and the United States of America.

The public will have its first opportunity to taste the award-winning wines at CHEERS, a June fundraising event to benefit the education programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.



Wine, Spirits & Beer Marketplace at the LA County Fair

COMING SOON

Award-Winning Wines

2019 Gold Medals

Behind the Lens

Color Type

Color Type

A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Art Illustration

Eye Candy

Eye Candy

Fruit of the Vine

Series - Kuleto Estate

Series - Marco Ludovico

Traditional

Sake Design

Sign of the Times

Minima Moralia

Melodramatic

Market Segment

Modern Classic

Judges Choice

Judges Choice

Glass Bottle

Glass Bottle

News & Publicity

COMING SOON


Downloadable Medals & Logos

2019 Wine Competition Award Seals

2019 Wine Seals

The award seals are available for purchase after the award winners have been announced. The award seals will signify the medal won, and help to guide the consumer in their quest for quality wine. The seals come 1,000 count per roll and can be ordered from Los Angeles International Wine Competition Phone (909) 865-4268 . Fax (909) 865-4160

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact:

Leah Duran
Phone: (909) 865-4268
Email: duran@fairplex.com