Setting the Gold Standard

Los Angeles International Wine Competition Celebrates its 80th Year!

Now in its 80th 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.

Additionally, the competition is the platform for an extensive wine education program available to the nearly 1.2 million visitors at the annual LA County Fair. The Fair’s wine education center features consumer-driven classes, tastings and displays of the award-winning wines. With the Los Angeles International Wine Competition committed to educating the public about wine, the Fair’s wine education program features industry experts with extensive knowledge about wine growing and selection, wine tasting as well as wine and food pairings.

2019 Competition Dates:

May 22 & 23

Upcoming Events:

LA County Fair - Aug. 30 - Sept. 22, 2019
Gold Medal Wine Tasting, Gold Medal Wines By The Glass & Wine Education
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2019 Deadlines:

Early Bird - March 30

Entry - May 15

Wine - May 15