2013 Indy International Wine Award Winners

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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  1. Not only did our VOLGA LAKE BLUSH get the double gold at Indy, but also at the Iowa State Fair’s commercial wine competition AND a double gold at the Mid Almerica Wine Competition. Three-for-three isn’t a bad batting averagel but it is a great feat for our son, Jay, who is making tremendous wine at EAGLES LANDING WINERY in Marquette, Iowa.

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Jay’s Volga Lake Blush isn’t just a great Catawba wine, it’s a great wine period. I thought Volga Lake was in Russia, but now I see on Google maps that there’s a Volga Lake in Iowa. That must be where the grapes were grown? Can we give a shout out to the grower?