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This year's 2019 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Best of Show & Best of Show Red – Carol Shelton Wines 2016 Oat Valley Carignane.

Congratulations and thank you to all of the amazing wineries that participated this year. 

Each June, the Wine Garden becomes home to the medal winning wines from the Annual North of the Gate Wine Competition. This allows guests of the Sonoma-Marin Fair the opportunity to taste these medal winning wines while taking a relaxing break in the Wine Garden on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. This tranquil environment, near the Petaluma Stage will be a favorite spot for many come those warm summertime afternoons.

The mission of the North of the Gate Wine Competition is to promote and highlight the world-class wineries of Northern California. Wines entered in this competition highlight the uniqueness of the region between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oregon border while the winners represent world renowned wines produced by farmers and winery professionals that call this bountiful landscape home.

About the Wine Garden: The Wine Garden may be one of the best-kept secrets on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. A quaint, quiet area with seating, a pond with waterfall and perfect shade for sunny afternoons. This area is located stage right from the Petaluma Stage on the Fairgrounds and open from 12 – 9 pm daily during the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Come to the space to relax, find some relaxation and of course taste our award winning wines from the North of the Gate Wine Competition.

Tasting Hours:

Wednesday, June 19: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 20: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, June 21: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 22: Taste of the North Gate Wine Tasting, 4:00 – 8: 00 pm
Sunday, June 23th: 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Tickets are $15 which includes 3 Wine tastes and a Commemorative Glass.
Additional Wine tastes can be purchase for $3.00 ea.

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners

Best of Show & Best of Show Red –  Carol Shelton Wines 2016 Oat Valley Carignane.

Best of Show White – Imagery Estate Winery’s 2018 Albarino

Best of Show Dessert – Carol Shelton Wines 2017 Black Magic

Best of Show Sparkling – Idle Hour Winery Blanc de Blanc

For a full list of this year’s award winning wines click here

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Annual Taste of the North Gate:

On Saturday, June 22 from 4-8PM come and enjoy a special Taste of the North Gate. We will feature wines earning the highest of honors at the 2019 North of the Gate Wine Competition while also offering guests the opportunity to taste local bites and enjoy live music.

Tickets are $15 and include 3 Wine tastes, a Commemorative Glass and unlimited food tastes. Additional Wine tastes can be purchase for $3.00 ea.

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