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Central Coast Wine Competition names top winners

Broken Earth Winery of Paso Robles won Best in Show at the Central Coast Wine Competition hosted by the California Mid-State Fair on June 20-21, 2017. This file photo was taken at the 35th Annual Wine Festival in May.
Broken Earth Winery of Paso Robles won Best in Show at the Central Coast Wine Competition hosted by the California Mid-State Fair on June 20-21, 2017. This file photo was taken at the 35th Annual Wine Festival in May. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Broken Earth Winery of Paso Robles was a clear favorite at this year’s Central Coast Wine Competition hosted by the California Mid-State Fair, earning four honors including Best in Show.

The winery, off Highway 46 East, also won Best in Class, Best Red Wine and a gold medal for its 2015 Grenache at last month’s 15th annual blind-tasting event that drew nearly 700 entries.

“I was extremely impressed (by) not only the tremendous quality, but with the nuances and artful expressions of the wines,” judge Matt Kettmann said in a news release. “Simply awesome.”

Eberle Winery of Paso Robles won Best White Wine, Best in Class and a gold medal for its 2016 Muscat Canelli.

Lompoc-based Kitá Wines won Best Pink Wine, Best in Class and a gold medal for its 2016 Grenache Rosé.

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery of Arroyo Grande won Best Sparkling Wine, Best in Class and a gold medal for its 2014 Brut Cuvée.

Paso Robles-based Glunz Family Winery won Best Dessert Wine, Best in Class and a gold medal for its Mission Angelica.

See a complete list of winners at centralcoastwinecomp.com.

The awards for Winery of the Year, Winemaker of the Year, Wine Grower of the Year and Wine Industry Person of the Year will be announced July 21 at the California Mid-State Fair Wine Industry Awards.

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The Central Coast Vinegar Competition also announced winners from its fourth annual event.

Kimberley Wine Vinegars of Acampo received Best in Show and won a gold medal for its balsamic vinegar. It also won a gold medal for its grape sherry wine vinegar.

Atascadero-based Chaparral Gardens won a gold medal for its balsamic vinegar.

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