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2018 ICCWC Competition Winners
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            Trophy and Medal Winners for 10th Annual 

          International Cold Climate Wine Competition


Twenty-four judges from around the nation met today at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska to judge cold-climate wines. This is the only competition of its kind that focuses on wines made with cold hardy grapes, fruit, or mead. The competition seeks to honor and promote wines of exceptional quality produced in these unique cold-climate regions. The competition is a partnership between the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology Project and the Minnesota Grape Growers Association. Many wonderful industry sponsors also support the event.

Over 340 wines were entered from 66 wineries. These wineries were from 16 states and 2 Canadian provinces, a true international competition.

Six trophies are awarded to the top wines and wineries in the competition, in addition to medallions. The top awards include Best-of-Show from each competition category, Winery of the Year, and the prestigious Minnesota Governor’s Cup. Winery of the year is awarded based on a weighted medal count. The Minnesota Governor’s Cup is chosen from gold and double gold award-wining wines that are produced in Minnesota. The selection is made from the entire 24 judge panel. This year’s judging panel included sommeliers, wine consultants, wine importers, wine makers, enologists, biochemists, and wine writers.

 


Trophies

Minnesota Governor’s Cup

  •    La Crescent (2017) Northern Hollow Winery, Foley, MN
       **Awarded for the second year in a row**

Winery of the Year

  •    Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria, MN

Best of Show Rosé

  •    White Marquette (2017) Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria, MN 

Best of Shown White

  •     La Crescent (2017) Northern Hollow Winery, Foley, MN

Best of Show Red

  •     "Marquessa" Reserve Marquette (2015) Chateau St. Croix, St. Croix Falls, WI

Best of Show Specialty

  •      "Firelight" (2017) Lincoln Peak Vineyard, New Haven, VT


Medals 

Double Gold:

Frontenac Gris

2017

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

La Crescent Ice Wine

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

MN

Warpole Fort No. 3

2015

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH


Gold: (25 Medals)

White Marquette     

2017

Carlos Creek Winery          

Alexandria

MN

Reserve Frontenac

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Reserve Marquette

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Petite Colline

2017

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Marquessa

2016

Chateau St. Croix

St. Croix Falls

WI

Indulgence

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Ballet

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

M

2016

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Radiance

2017

door peninsula winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Outstanding Red Reserve

2017

Eagles Landing Winery

Marquette

IA

Autumn Blush

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Rhubarb Raspberry Wine

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

M Series

2016

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

Spring Valley

MN

Aphrogrisiac

2017

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

Spring Valley

WI

Amelia

NV

Gelena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Galena

IL

Firelight

2017

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Minnesota Ice Wine

2015

next chapter winery

New Prague

MN

Marquette

2017

Niobrara Valley Vineyards

Nenzel

NE

Sebrevois

North Folk Winery

Harris

MN

La Crescent

2017

Northern Hollow Winery

Foley

MN

Ice Wine 2016 Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery Kewaunee WI
Saint Croix Vineyards Port 2011  Saint Croix Vineyards Stillwater MN
Foch Dessert Wine 2016 The Winery At Kirkwood Cedar Rapids  IA
LaCrescent 2017  Whitewater Wines Plainview MN
Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine  NV Winehaven Winery and Vineyard Chisago City MN

 

Silver: (85 Medals)

Brianna Edelweiss

NV

Firehouse Wine Cellars

Rapid City

SD

Tradition

NV

Firehouse Wine Cellars

Rapid City

SD

Marquette

2016

12 Corners Vineyards

Benton Harbor

MI

Frontenac Gris

2017

7 Vines Vineyard

Dellwood

MN

Brianna

2017

Backcountry Winery

Stratford

IA

Marquette

2017

Backcountry Winery

Stratford

IA

300-Russian Barrel Marquette

2017

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Minnescato

2017

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Petite Ami

2017

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

2 Hearts 2 Souls  2017 Cellar 426 Winery Ashland  NE

DewDrop Limited Edition
No. 2

NV

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Frontenac Rosé

2016

Chateau St. Croix Winery         

St. Croix Falls

WI

Ruby Port

NV

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Pink Snowflake

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac

Crow River Winery

Hutchinson

MN

Charleston

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Hula

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Conga

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

White Velvet

2017

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

F2

2016

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

M

2017

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Black Current Honey Grape Wine

2017

Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery

Denmark

WI

Marquette

2017

Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery

Denmark

WI

Honey & Berries

 

Eagles Landing Winery

Marquette

IA

Marechal Foch 

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Red Wing

MN

Frontenac Rosé

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Red Wing

MN

La Crescent

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Red Wing

MN

Blueberry Wine

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Rhubarb Blueberry Wine

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Headwaters Classic Red

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Polygon Rosé

2017

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

Spring Valley

MN

Eric the Red

2017

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Galena

IL

2016 Frontenac Gris

2016

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

North Branch

2016

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

Hawk Meadow La Crescent

2017

Hawk Meadow Winery

Hastings

MN

Demi Sec Rosa

2014

Illinois Sparkling Co.

Peru

IL

Frontenac Rosé

2016

Indian Island Winery

Janesville MN 
Marquette 2016 Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Ragtime White

2017

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

What The Foch

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Mein Onkel

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Salier

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Minnesota Crisp

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Strawberry Wine

North Folk Winery

Harris

MN

Stark Red

North Folk Winery

Harris

MN

Brianna

2017

Northern Hollow Winery

Foley

MN

Frontenac Blanc

2017

Northern Hollow Winery

Foley

MN

Geez Louise

 

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

MN

Carls Wild Grape

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyards & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

44 Red

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyards & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Club Rouge

2017

Parallel 44 Vineyards & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Marquette Rosé

2017

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Marquette

2017

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Good Red

2016

Pioneer Estates Winery

Moncton

New
Brunswick

Marquette

2017

Potter Settlement Artisan Winery

Tweed

Ontario

Marquette Rosé

2017

Richwood Winery

Callaway

MN

Whimsy

2017

Satek Winery

Fremont

IN

Sparkling Rosé

2017

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Blossom

2017

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Laketown White

NV

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Laketown Red                       

NV

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Petite Pearl 2016 Shelburne Vineyard Shelburne VT
Marquette Reserve 2015 Shelburne Vineyard Shelburne VT 
Marquette  2016 Shelburne Vineyard  Shelburne VT 
Frontenac Gris 2016 Sovereign Estate  Waconia MN
Marquette Reserve  2016  Sovereign Estate 
Waconia  MN 
Marquette 2015 Sovereign Estate Waconia   MN
Ignatius 2016  Sovereign Estate  Waconia  MN 
Marquette none Spirits of Norway Vineyard Franksville  WI
Brianna  2016  Tassel Ridge Winery Leighton IA 
White Blossom NV Tassel Ridge Winery
Leighton  IA
Candleglow White NV Tassel Ridge Winery  Leighton  IA 

Master's Cuvee'

2017  The Winery At Kirkwood  Cedar Rapids  IA
Four Point Oh! 2017 The Winery At Kirkwood   Cedar Rapids IA
Three Oak Wines Frontenac Gris 2016  Three Oak Vineyards & Winery LLC Albert Lea MN 
Three Oak Wines Frontenac Rosé 2017  Three Oak Vineyards & Winery LLC  Albert Lea MN
Frontenac Blanc  2017  Three Oak Vineyards & Winery LLC  Albert Lea  MN 
Marquette 2017 Tongue River Winery Miles City  MT 
La Crescent 2017 Tongue River Winery  Miles City MT 
Randall's Point Red  2017 Walloon River Winery 
Petoskey MI 
Monarch Heaven  2016 Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard Walpole  NH
Stinger Mead NV  Winehaven Winery and Vineyard  Chisago City  MN 
Grapewinds Port Non Vintage  Winehaven Winery and Vineyard   Chisago City MN
Marquette Reserve  2016  Winehaven Winery and Vineyard    Chisago City MN 
Cranberry Crush  2017 Winneshiek Wildberry Winery  Decorah   IA


Bronze: (93 Medals)

Prairie Star

2017

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

300-Triumph

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Sunflower White

2017

Cellar 426 Winery

Ashland

NE

Marquette

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota MN
La Crescent 2017  Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Lone Oak Tree Vineyard Marquette Reserve

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Chateau Rouge

NV

Chateau St. Croix

St. Croix Falls

MN

Marquette

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac Gris Ice Wine

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Heavenly

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Sashey

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Marquessa

2015

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Cha Cha

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Calypso

2017

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Cresent Moon

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Marquette

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Red Door

2017

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Washington Island Rosé

2016

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Sparkler

2017

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Soiree

2017

door peninsula winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Honey Grape Wine

2017

Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery

Denmark

WI

Pearly Duck

2017

Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery

Denmark

WI

Frontenac

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard Red Wing MN 
Aronia Wine NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Raspberry Wine

NV Forestedge Winery  Laporte
MN
Cassis Pomme Reserve

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

La Crescent

2017

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

Spring Valley

MN

Brianna

2016

Grape Bill Vineyard & Winery

East Grand Forks

MN

Huntsville Red

2016

Grape Bill Vineyard & Winery

East Grand Forks

MN

2015 Marquette

2015

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing PA
LaCrescent 2016  Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Village Marquette

2016 Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Black Sparrow

2016 Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

LaCrescent

2017

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Ragtime White

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Limestone

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VY

Freizeit

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Draga

2014

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Little Iza

2017

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Dassel

MN

Plum Crazy

2015

Montgomery Harvest Cidar and Wine

Montgomery

MN

Sweet Pea

2017

Niobrara Valley Vineyards

Nenzel

NE

Blackberry Wine

 

North Folk Winery

Harris

MN

Aurora Red

2017

Northern Hollow Winery

Foley

MN

Rivertown Red

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

MN

Prairie Rosé

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

MN

Lacrescent

2017

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Drink Pink

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Vintners Reserve

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Frozen Tundra Red

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac Limited Edition

2014

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Brianna Breeze

NV

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Marquette Limited Edition

2014

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Barn Quilt Red

2017

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Frontenac Rosso

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Marquette Limited Edition

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Marquette

NV

Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery

Petoskey

MI

Frontenac

2015

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

La Crescent

2017

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

Marquette

2015

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

Marquette   2016 Satek Winery Fremont   IN

15th Anniversary Signature Red

2017

Schade Vineyard & Winery

Volga

SD

Frontenac 

2016

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

La Crescent

2017

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne

VT

Iapetus Subduction

2016

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne

VT

Harvest Widow's Revenge

2017

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne

VT

Frontenac 

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

St. Therese Rosa

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Marquette

2016

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Reserve

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Brianna

NV

Spirits of Norway Vineyard

Franksville

WI

Leon Millot

NV

Spirits of Norway Vineyard

Franksville

WI

Edelweiss

2017

Tassel Ridge Winery

Leighton

IA

La Crescent

2016

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

Marquette Corse

2017

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

La Crescent Sparkling Wine

2016

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Aronia Berry Dessert Wine

2017

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Master's Cuvee' Blanc

2017

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Three Oak Wines LaCrescent

2016

Three Oak Vineyards & Winery LLC

Albert Lea

MN

Between the Buoys

2017

Walloon Lake Winery

Petoskey

MI

North Arm Noir

2016

Walloon Lake Winery

Petoskey

MI

Marechal Foch

2015

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH

Sabrevois

2016

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH

Mountain View Red

2015

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH

1761 Walpole Rosé

2015

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH

Frontenac Rosé

2017

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

MN

Frontenac Gris

2017

Winehaven Winery and Vineyard

Chisago City

MN

Lakeside Red

Non Vintage

Winehaven Winery and Vineyard

Chisago City

MN

Deer Garden Red

2017

Winehaven Winery and Vineyard

Chisago City

MN

Horny Heifer

2017

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Dacorah

IA

Rhubarb Crisp

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Dacorah

IA

Winne Wonka

2015

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Dacorah

IA

Blackberry Blossom

2017

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Dacorah

IA

Prairie Sunburst Red

2017

Wollersheim Winery

Prairie du Sac

WI




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