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2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Sweepstakes Winner for Specialty/Dessert Wine: Cooper’s Hawk Winery Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Best of Class: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2013 Chambourcin
Double Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Lux Meritage
Gold Medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – Vintner’s Select
Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Tempranillo Merlot
Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery –Pinot Noir

2016 Jefferson Cup Invitational
Gold Medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2015 Vignoles
Gold Medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2015 Vintner’s Select
Gold Medal: Danenberger Family Vineyards – 2013 Desagacé Carmin Reserve

2016 Mid-American Wine Competition
Sweepstakes Winner for Best Sparkling Wine & Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Stereo
Sweepstakes Nominee & Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – ISC Brut
Gold Medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – Vignoles
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Extra Brut
Food Pairing Gold Medal: Galena Cellars – Aronia Berry wine with Maytag Blue Cheese

2016 Indy International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal: Galena Cellars – 2015 Cherry
Double Gold Medal: Galena Cellars – 2016 Rhubarb
Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Lux Meritage
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – 2013 Stereo
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – 2013 Dollface
Gold Medal: Pomona Winery – 2015 Orchard Spice
Gold Medal: Von Jakob Vineyard – Streaking Johnny’s Black Cherry Cider

2016 International Cold Climate Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – 2013 ISC Brut
Double Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – 2013 Dollface

2016  International Women’s Wine Competition
Best of Show Mead Wine and Double Gold Medal: Galena Cellars – Mead Honey Wine
Gold Medal:  Galena Cellars – Red Raspberry Framboise

2016 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – I.S.C. Brut

2016 Beverage Testing Institute
94 points, Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Extra Brut
93 points, Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Franken’s
90 points, Gold Medal: Danenberger Family Vineyards – 2012 Desagacé “Coup De Foudre”

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Best of Class and Double Gold Medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2012 Cabernet Franc
Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Cabernet Zinfandel
Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Malbec

2016 International Eastern Wine Compeition
Double Gold Medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Icewine
Gold Medal: Coopers Hawk Winery –  Cabernet Sauvignon


2015 Jefferson Cup Invitational
Jefferson Cup Nominee: Blue Sky Vineyard Rose
Medal of American Excellence: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2011 Cabernet Franc
Medal of American Excellence: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2014 Villard Blanc
Medal of American Excellence: Illinois Sparkling Co. – I.S.C. Brut
Medal of American Excellence: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Stereo

2015 Indy International Wine Competition
Best of Class Sparkling Fruit Wine and Double Gold Medal:  Galena Cellars – Cracklin’ Apple
Double Gold: Danenberger Family Vineyards – 2012 Carmin
Label Design of the Year: Danenberger Family Vineyards – Stilettos in the Vineyard ‘Dalliance’
Gold medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2014 Villard Blanc
Gold medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Gold medal: Blue Sky Vineyard – 2012 Chambourcin Reserve
Gold medal: Cooper’s Hawk Winery – Orange Muscat
Gold medal: Pomona Winery – 2012 Once in a Blue Moon

2015 Mid-American Wine Competition
Sweepstakes Nominee and Gold Medal: Hidden Lake Winery – Sugar Creek White
Sweepstakes Nominee and Gold Medal: Hidden Lake Winery – Norton
Gold Medal: Hidden Lake Winery – Bucks Gone Wild
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Dollface
Gold Medal: Illinois Sparkling Co. – Stereo
Gold Medal – Food Pairing with rack of lamb: Galena Cellars – Eric the Red
Gold Medal Label Awards: StarView Vineyards – Best Image

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