Mid-American WIne Competition Winners
The Mid-American Wine Competition was held July 11th through 14th at the Des Moines Area Community College. Contestants submitted wines from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
This competition not only judges wines against other wines, it also provides the opportunity for wineries to have their wines judged against carefully selected food-friendly dishes. The Mid-American Wine Competition is the first in the United States to offer this format. Doug Frost of Kansas City, one of only three people to earn the title of both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, is the chief judge for the Competition.
Best Iowa Appellation and Best Rose Wine- Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, IA, Blushing Claire (Strawberry wine)
Best Dessert Wine- Blumenof Winery, MO, Goldblumen (late harvest Vidal Blanc)
Best Red Wine- Mountain Grove Cellars at Missouri State University, Chambourcin Reserve
Best Sparkling Wine- L. Mawby, MI, Domaine Leelanau Leland
Best White Wine- Dubuque Heritage Winery, IA, Eagle Point White