The class winners in the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest included Temecula residents Bart Bookhamer and John Vigliotti.
Bookhamer took first place in the Merlot class. Vigliotti entered a bottle which received first place for Carignane wines.
Since 2011 the fair has provided both head-to-head place awards and gold, silver, and bronze medals based on the Davis 20-point scale. Bookhamer’s Merlot also earned a gold medal while Vigliotti received a silver medal for his Carignane.
Jacquie Shallow did not receive any place awards but won two silver medals: one for a bottle submitted in the Zinfandel/Primitivo category and one for an entry in the Other Red Varietal class.
Three other Temecula residents also won silver medals: Don Cartwright entered in the Other Red Varietal class, Tommy Taylor took home a medal for a Merlot submission, and Erick Erno met silver medal standards with a Blended Red Bordeaux bottle.