Midwest Winery Dog of the Year Contestants 1-10

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.

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7 Responses

  1. Carly says:

    I vote for Jackson, from Gills Pier Winery! 🙂 I love Goldendoodles!

  2. Christian Fuson says:

    I vote for Berryville Vineyards Sunny Patch! She has her own wine and eats bird eggs before they hatch and eat grapes!

  3. Maggie says:

    I vote for Sunny Patch from Berryville. Sunny is the sweetest dog ever.

  4. Nathan S. Ssger says:

    Crazy Daisy “Sunnypatch” from Berryville Vineyards!! I may be a touch biased, I’ve known her her whole life but, she’s a great dog as well as a faithful guardian of the vineyard(;}

  5. Denise Buersmeyer says:

    I’ve met Georgia, and she is a wonderful hostess. She has my vote!

  6. Haylee says:

    Sunny Patch has my vote. Very sweet dog and always so friendly at the winery.

  7. John says:

    I vote for Koko. The Markko dogs are really great dogs – friendly, social and fun.