Events and Competitions

D & L Carinalli Vineyards participate in a number of wine tasting and competitions events during the year. Below is a list of events we generally participate in, please contact us for details for the current year.

California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Critics Challenge Int Wine & Spirits Competition

Dan Berger International Wine Competition

Grand Harvest Awards

Harvest Challenge

International Women's Wine Competition

Los Angeles Invitational Wine Challenge

Monterey International Wine Competition

Monterey Wine Festival Judging

North of the Gate

Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

San Diego International Wine Challenge

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Sante International Wine Competition

Sommelier Challenge

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Wine Competition

Southern Glazer's

Sunset International Wine Competition

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition

West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)

Winemaker Challenge

The Process

Vineyard management is a round the year job. Springtime finds the workers training the new vines to grow on the row wires and cutting off excess shoots. As summer approaches, irrigation is needed. When the grapes begin forming, netting has to be placed over the grapevines to keep wildlife from ruining the harvest. As the grapes mature and ripen, frost and mildew are always a threat. Harvest time is very busy with the crews working to beat the clock or the rain. Then the grapes go to the crush pad where our great wine begins.

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