2013 San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal Winners From the Midwest
The following Midwestern Wineries Won Gold or Best of Class Medals at the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:
Illinois– Gold- Blue Sky Vineyard– Viognier – $20.00 & Over 2011 Shawnee Hills Dry Hill Viognier $23.00
Michigan– Gold- Chateau Grand Traverse – Riesling -2011 Old Mission Peninsula Dry Riesling $15.00
Indiana– Gold- Easley Winery– White Hybrid 2011 Traminette $10.00
Michigan– Gold- Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery– Cabernet Franc 2011 Leelanau Peninsula Cabernet Franc $38.00
Missouri– Best of Class- St. James Winery – Fruit Wine NV America Peach $8.99
Missouri- Gold- St. James Winery – Fruit Wine NV America Blackberry $8.99
Really? No mention of Michigan’s Black Star Farms’ Arcturos Pinot Gris? Best of class in the Pinot Gris/Grigio $15 and over category.
We’re big Black Star Farms fans at Midwest Wine Press, we did an entire story on their Pinots earlier this year. The story is in the Michigan section of Midwest Wine Press. Currently, I’m at the Michigan Wine Competition in Lansing and the Black Star Farms wines are excellent.