Iowa Wine Growers Association Convention Award Winners
The 2013 Iowa Wine Growers Association Convention, held March 15th and 16th, 2013 at the West Des Moines Marriott announced the following award winners:
Amateur Winemaker of The Year – Joel Garretson
Winemaker of The Year — Les Ackerman, Ackerman Winery
Vineyard of The Year — Larry Engbers, Black Creek Vineyards
Outstanding Industry Partner — Iowa State Fair Board
Retail Vendor of The Year — HyVee Corporate
Outstanding Collaborative Wine Events — Swine
Outstanding Marketing Campaign — Fireside Winery; Fireside Chats 2012
IWGA announced the two candidates who will fill the open seats on the IWGA Board of Directors. The newly appointed board members are Steve Larson of Livermore, IA and Michael Vincent of Keota, IA.
Steve is currently the manager/winemaker at Train WreckWinery, LLC in Algona, Iowa.
Michael is currently focused on continuing to grow Wooden Wheel Vineyards as an event destination in Keota, Iowa,