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2017 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Results

Best of Show – Commercial Division:
Winners (2)
Galena Cellars, The Secret Garden Viognier 2016

Governor’s Cup for Illinois-Grown Fruit:
Red Table Wine: Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Norton 2012
White Table Wine:  Galena Cellars, The Secret Garden La Crescent 2016
Blush/Rosé Wine: Blue Sky VineyardRosé Wine 2016
Fruit Wine: Pomona Winery, Strawberry Dessert Wine 2016
Dessert Wine: Willow Ridge Vineyards & WineryPink Catawba 2016

Top Awards for Wines from any Appellation:
Red Table Wine: Prairie State Winery, Cabernet Franc 2015
White Table Wine: Galena Cellars, Traminette 2016
Fruit Wine:  Galena Cellars, Unconditional Surrender Sweet Cider 2016

Amateur Division:
Best of Show – Grape Wine: Gerald Podraza, Pinard XIV 2014
Best of Show – Non-Grape Wine: Joseph and Ruby Sendek, Cranberry 2015

2017 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Official Results


2016 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Results


Best of Show – Commercial Division:Winners (2)
Willow Ridge Vineyards & WineryChambourcin 2014

Governor’s Cup for Illinois-Grown Fruit:
Red Table Wine: Blue Sky Vineyard, Cabernet Franc 2014
White Table Wine:  Alto Vineyards, Vignoles 2015
Blush/Rosé Wine: Illinois Sparkling Co., Dollface Rosé
Fruit Wine: Galena Cellars, Mead/Honey Wine 2015
Dessert Wine: Pomona Winery, Strawberry Dessert Wine 2015

Top Awards for Wines from any Appellation:
Red Table Wine: Vigneto del Bino, Sweet Frontenac
White Table Wine: Prairie State Winery, Kishwaukee Blue 2015
Fruit Wine:  Galena Cellars, Peach Wine 2015

Amateur Division:
Best of Show – Grape Wine:  Gerald Podraza, An Affair to Remember 2013
Best of Show – Non-Grape Wine: Ryan Zeigler, Sassafrass 2015

2016 Complete Results

 

2015 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Results


Best of Show – Commercial Division:2015 winners
Illinois Sparkling Co., Franken’s

Governor’s Cup for Illinois-Grown Fruit:
Red Table Wine: Blue Sky Vineyard, Cabernet Franc 2012
White Table Wine: Acquaviva Winery, Bianco Bello 2013
Blush/Rosé Wine: August Hill Winery, White Chambourcin 2014
Fruit Wine: Spirit Knob Winery, Just Peachy 2014
Dessert Wine: Blue Sky Vineyard, Shawnee Cream 2013

Top Awards for Wines from any Appellation:
Red Table Wine: Kite Hill Vineyards, Chambourcin 2011
White Table Wine: Illinois Sparkling Co., I.S.C. Brut
Fruit Wine: August Hill Winery, Augie’s Blackberry 2014

Amateur Division:
Best of Show – Red Wine: Larry Jackson, Cabernet Franc 2010
Best of Show – White Wine: K. Weibel, S. Freeman, and E. Strenski; Gypsy
Best of Show of Show – Fruit Wine: Art Willman, Cherry 2014

2015 Complete Results

 

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