July 23, 2017

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest

Listed below are the top award winners for the major Midwestern Wine Competitions. The Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota winners can be accessed by clicking the link below.  It's heartening to see so many quality cold climate wines among the winners.  We've included the types of grapes used to make the all the winners. Mid-American Wine Competition (Iowa) Sweepstakes Award … [Read more...]

Illinois State Fair 2014 Wine Competition Winners

The winners of the 2014 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition have been announced.  To see the winners, you'll have to click the link to the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association website below.To taste the winners and other great Illinois wines, please visit the Illinois Wine Experience during the Illinois State Fair on August 12th.  There is a lot of great wine being made in … [Read more...]

2013 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Winnners

The Illinois State Fair Wine Competition was held June 17-19, 2013 at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.   Brad Beam and Megan Pressnal of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintner Association coordinated the event.Best of Show went to Blue Sky Winery for their 2010 Chambourcin Reserve.  Karen Hand is the Winemaker at Blue Sky which is located in Makanda, Illinois.The 2013 … [Read more...]