Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi winery hosts 12th annual California State Championship Chili Cookoff benefit

Mondavi chiliWHO: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery hosts the 12th Annual Chili Cookoff, the official Chili

WHAT: Appreciation Society International (CASI) California State Championship, where approximately 35 teams from around the country will compete for a top prize. Proceeds will benefit the local California-based Lodi Public Library Foundation.

The Chili Cookoff is open to the public and admission is free, inviting families of all ages to attend. Tasting kits are available for purchase, priced at $3.00 for five tastes. Guests are invited to try the various chili recipes and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Chili award.

While the centerpiece of the contest is a traditional bowl of red chili, the cookoff will feature competition in five categories (listed below). This event will be sanctioned by CASI, with the winning CASI-Sanctioned Chili cook, in addition to the top three California-resident cooks, automatically qualifying to compete in the prestigious Terlingua International Chili Championship (TICC) in Terlingua, Texas in November 2015.

2014 California State Chili Cookoff Categories:

1.      CASI-Sanctioned Chili

2.      People’s Choice Chili

3.      CASI Showmanship

4.      Salsa

5.      Guacamole

To enter the Chili Cookoff and/or receive a complete list of rules and requirements, call (209) 365-8081. Entry deadline is October 13th, 2014.

Guests attending the Chili Cookoff will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique car show featuring classic cars from Ford, Chevy and Mopar. To participate, car show entry is $20 per car.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery, 5950 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo, CA 95220

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi; Twitter: @Woodbridge_Wine; Pinterest: Woodbridge Wines

About Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi founded Woodbridge Winery near his boyhood home in Lodi, California to encourage a growing wine culture in the U.S. by making quality wines that could be enjoyed by Americans as part of daily life. Combining traditional winemaking with state-of-the-art innovation, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi raised the standard for everyday wines in America, and has become one of America’s most loved wines. For more about Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, including food and wine pairings and recipes ideas, please visit www.woodbridgewines.com.

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