October 20, 2017

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners

The Sixteenth Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition was held on November 19th, 2015.  This Competition focuses on wines that are thought to be the best examples of their region, style and variety.  Doug Frost, MS, MW, who lives in Kansas City, coordinates the Jefferson Cup.

The top award winners from the Midwest were:

  • St. Julian Winery Sweet Nancie (Sparkling Traminette) nv Lake Michigan Shore
  • Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery Valvin Muscat 2014 Kansas
  • Montelle Winery Dry Vignoles 201
  • Hawthorne Vineyards Auxerrois Barrel Reserve 2014 Old Mission Peninsula
  • Adam Puchta Winery Dry Rosé nv Missouri
  • Ladoga Ridge Winery Concord nv
  • Les Bourgeois Vineyards Jeunette Rouge nv
  • Stone Hill Winery Chambourcin 2013 Missouri
  • Stone Hill Winery Norton Cross J Vineyard 2013 Hermann
  • Stone Hill Winery Norton Estate Bottled 2013 Hermann
  • Adam Puchta Winery Signature Port nv Missouri
  • Ladoga Ridge Winery Blackberry n
  • St. Julian Winery Solera Cream Sherry nv Michigan
About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.