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2019 Iowa State Fair commercial wine winners

DES MOINES – Five wines made from Iowa-grown grapes won Double Gold awards in the Iowa State Fair commercial wine competition judged prior to the start of the 2019 Fair.

This year, 11 outstanding wines were nominated for the Best of Show competition. Covered Bridges Winery won the Best of Show Red with Rattlesnake Red. Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery won Best of Show White with Cat Nip. Best of Show Fruit was awarded to Ackerman Winery with Red Raspberry and the Eagles Landing Winery was awarded Best of Show Other with Volga Lake Blush.

To achieve the honor of Double Gold status, the wine must be awarded gold by all judges. The competition uses an awards system based on how the wine should be shared. A Gold award means the wine is one you would be “proud to take to a dinner or party.” A Silver award denotes a wine that you would be “proud to serve to friends in your home,” while a Bronze award signifies a wine that a person “will enjoy drinking at home.” The judges selected winners through a blind taste test of 144 wines entered by 28 Iowa wineries. 93 wines were given awards.

All four of the Best of Show award-winning wines will be available at Grandfather’s Barn each day of the Fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Samples are $1 each or six for $5. Bottles of State Fair White and State Fair Red wines will be available for $15.

Additional results included:

Double Gold

Cat Nip, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid, Best of Show White

Red 52, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, LLC, Letts, Nominee for best of show

Red Raspberry, Ackerman Winery, Amana, Best of Show Fruit

Sweet Ruby, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, Nominee for Best of Show

Volga Lake Blush, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, Best of Show Other

Gold

Blackberry, Tassel Ridge Winery, Oskaloosa, Nominee for Best of Show

Cranprairie, Prairie Crossing, Treynor, Nominee Best of Show

Honey – Mead, Ackerman Winery, Amana, Nominee for Best of Show

LaCrescent, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge, Nominee Best of Show

Misbehavin’, Breezy Hills Vineyard, Minden, Nominee for Best of Show

Rattlesnake Red, Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset, Best of Show Red

Silver

All Night White, Jasper Winery, Des Moines

Ardon Depot Wine, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, LLC, Letts

Autumn Rose, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Blackberry, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Bobber, Wooden Wheel Vineyards, Keota

Brianna, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Brianna, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge

Brianna, Train Wreck Winery, Algona

Burlington Kiss, Lindon Wines, Burlington

Campfire Hootch, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Catawba Sunset, Danish Countryside Vines & Wines, Exira

Ditchweed Red, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid

Edelweiss, 99 Bottles Winery, Garner

Edelweiss, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid

Edelweiss, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid

Edelweiss, Tassel Ridge Winery, Oskaloosa

Front Porch, Jasper Winery, Des Moines

Frontenac, Red Barn Wines, Story City

Goldenrod, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge

Harvest Red, Tassel Ridge Winery, Oskaloosa

Holiday White, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, LLC, Letts

Holliwell Bridge, Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset

Iowa Steuben, Tassel Ridge Winery, Oskaloosa

Kate, Train Wreck Winery, Algona

LaCrescent, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Limestone Bluffs LaCrescent, Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, Decorah

Maid of the Harbor, Danish Countryside Vines & Wines, Exira

Nouveau, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, LLC, Letts

Outstanding White, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Peach, Ackerman Winery, Amana

Reverie, Revasser Winery, Ainsworth

Riverbend Rose, Penoach Winery, Adel

Rosa, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge

Roseman Bridge, Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset

Sabrevois, Red Barn Wines, Story City

Sassy Cindys Rhubarb, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Serenity, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Smooth Ozzie, Prairie Crossing, Treynor

Sparkling St Vincent, Buchanan House Winery, Tipton

Strawberry Fest, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Sven Red, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid

Sweet Ride, Wooden Wheel Vineyards, Keota

Volga Lake White, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Bronze

All Aboard Blush, Train Wreck Winery, Algona

Bee Happy, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Behind the Shed Red, Jasper Winery, Des Moines

Black Sheep, 99 Bottles Winery, Garner

Boone River Blush, Backcountry Winery, Stratford

Celtic Red, Lindon Wines, Burlington

Constance, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Coyote Call, Rustic River Winery And Vineyard, Lake View

Frog Hollow, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Frontenac Gris, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge

Gandy Dancer, Train Wreck Winery, Algona

Iowa Candle Glow White, Tassel Ridge Winery, Oskaloosa

Iowa LaCrosse, Fireside Winery, Marengo

Isabella, Wooden Wheel Vineyards, Keota

LaCrescent, Jasper Winery, Des Moines

Ladies’ Best Friend, Backcountry Winery, Stratford

Mango, Ackerman Winery, Amana

Marquette, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Marquette, Lindon Wines, Burlington

Marquette, Red Barn Wines, Story City

Mrs. Sippi, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Newfie Peach, Prairie Crossing, Treynor

O Ruby, Jennings Winery, Strawberry Point

One Night Stand, Prairie Crossing, Treynor

Outstanding Red, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Paragon Pink, Soldier Creek Winery, Fort Dodge

Petite Pearl, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Prairie Star, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Rhubarb Delight, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Rhuberry, Danish Countryside Vines & Wines , Exira

Rohde Red, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

Rosemary’s Rose, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery, LLC, Letts

Second Child, 99 Bottles Winery, Garner

Seyval Blanc, Jasper Winery, Des Moines

Sparkling Brianna, Buchanan House Winery, Tipton

St. Croix, Frisky Fox Vineyard & Winery, Riceville

Starboard Of Marquette, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette

The Divide, Backcountry Winery , Stratford

Vignoles, Breezy Hills Vineyard, Minden

Find more information about this event at http://readme.readmedia.com/2019-Iowa-State-Fair-Commercial-Wine-Winners/16623538

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