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April 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM


You're invited to submit your best California Rosé to the inaugural "First Blush" California Rosé Competition. It is open to all California still (non-sparkling) rosé wines. There is no entry fee required, but hurry because the deadline for submitting wines in May 3, 2013.

The competition, to be held at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, will have two categories: Dry and "On the Sweeter Side."

Judging will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013 and a public event will be held to showcase all of the entrants and winners on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

The competition is being directed by Bob Ecker, wine/travel journalist and wine judge, who is also a Napa resident. Wines in the competition will be evaluated by five professional judges.

See official entry form for details here

All wine should be shipped to arrive at The Meritage Resort and Spa no later than Friday, May 3, 2013:


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