Danzinger Wins Big at Wisconsin State Fair
June 23, 2012
Results have been posted for the Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition. Danzinger Vineyards in Alma, WI won Best of Show and Best White for two variations of LaCrescent, a University of Minnesota grape introduced in 2002. The vineyard manager at Danzinger is Melvin Danzinger and the winemaker is Ken Salemi.
Best of Show: Danzinger Vineyards Mississippi Mist (100% LaCrescent)
Best of Class Red: River Bend Vineyard & Winery Sunset (80% Concord, 20% Seyval)
Best of Class Blush/Rose: Wollersheim Winery Blushing Rose (93% Seyval, 7% Marechal Foch)
Best of Class White: Danzinger Vineyards Mississippi Mist (100% LaCrescent)
Best of Class Dessert: DNA Vintners Chocolate Paradise (82% Cranberry, 18% raisin wine infused with chocolate)
Tags: Danzinger VineyardsKen SalemiMelvin Danzinger
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.
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