Celebrating decades of history at wine competition
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In 1982, two wine industry insiders sat down over a glass of Zinfandel and laid plans for the first Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition the following year.

At that time, Cloverdale Citrus Fair board members included Bob Del Sarto,who was the general manager of the historical Italian Swiss Colony winery in Asti, Calif., and Bob Bogner, who was general manager of one of the largest grape grower cooperatives of that day, Allied Grape Growers.

Together, they conceived the competition to fulfill...

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