Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Midwest Winners
The Midwest wine industry was well represented in the winner’s circle at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Eleven Midwestern wines won Double Gold Medals and 12 Midwestern wineries won Gold Medals at Finger Lakes.
3,500 wines from all 50 states and 20 countries entered this year’s competition. Finger Lakes is the second largest wine competition in the country.
Top honors for a Midwest winery at Finger Lakes went to Michigan’s Chateau Fontaine for its Semi-Sweet Riesling which won the John Rose Award for Best Riesling. The Finger Lakes Region of New York is considered one of the best regions in the world for Riesling and Chateau Fontaine’s “Best In Class Riesling Award” is considered the top prize in the Competition.
Midwestern Finger Lakes Double Gold Winners-
Iowa, Ackerman Winery, Raspberry
Michigan, Black Star Farms, Arcturos Pinot Noir and Acrturos Riesling (two double gold awards)
Ohio, Breitenbach Cellars, Tawny Port
Indiana, Grateful Goat Winery, Bell Bottom Blues Blueberry
Indiana, Oliver Winery, Creekbend Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Kansas, Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, Tailgate White (White blend)
Wisconsin, Wollersheim Winery, Riesling
Missouri, St. James Winery, Riesling and Raspberry (two double gold awards)
Midwestern Finger Lakes Gold Medal Wineries
Michigan, Black Star Farms
Michigan, Boathouse Vineyards
Michigan, Chateau Fontaine
Wisconsin, Door Peninsula Winery
Illinois, Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery
Minnesota, Four Daughters Vineyard
Indiana, Grateful Goat Vineyard and Winery
Missouri, Lagoda Ridge Winery
Indiana, Oliver Winery
Missouri, St. James Winery
Michigan, Verterra Winery
Kansas, White Tail Run Winery
Mark, 3505 entries.
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