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9th Annual International
Cold Climate Wine Competition

 

August 17, 2017

 

Top Winners for 9th Annual International Cold
Climate Wine Competition


2017 Competition Winners

 

Trophy and Medal Winners for 9th Annual
International Cold Climate Wine Competition

 
Sips, slurps, sniffs and swirls dominated the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum yesterday as 21 wine experts gathered to determine the top cold hardy wines at the 9th Annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition.

Six trophies are awarded to the top wines and wineries in addition to the medals. The top awards include Best-of-Show from each competition category, Winery of the Year, and Minnesota Governor’s Cup. Best of Show wines are chosen amongst the gold and double gold medal winners. Winery of the Year is awarded based on a weighted medal count. The Minnesota Governor’s Cup is chosen from the gold and double gold award-winning wines from Minnesota producers.

This year’s competition included 338 wines from nine states, and Ontario, Canada. The judging panel included professional sommeliers, educators, growers and winemakers amongst others.

The ICCWC is the only competition devoted to cold-hardy grape varietals. It seeks to honor and promote wines of exceptional quality produced in these unique cold-climate regions. The competition is run through a partnership between the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and the University of Minnesota.

Cold climate or cold hardy grapes are grown in regions where the better-known grapes such as Chardonnay, Merlot or Cabernet are unable to survive through the harsh weather. So in Minnesota and other northern states and Canada you will see Marquette, Frontenac, La Crescent and many other varieties. The University of Minnesota, amongst others, is a leader in breeding grapes for the harsh weather as well as suitable characteristics for winemaking.

Trophies

Governor’s Cup

  •    La Crescent (2016) Northern Hollow Winery, Grasston, MN

Winery of the Year

  •    Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee, WI

Best of Show White

  •    La Crescent (2016) Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee, WI

Best of Show Red

  •     Marquette (2015) Indian Island Winery, Janesville, MN

Best of Show Specialty

  •     Ice Wine (2016) Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee, WI

Best of Show Rosé

  •      Rosie’s Red (No Vintage) Richwood Winery, Callaway, MN

Medals 

Double Gold:

Bill's Waltz

2015

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Petite Pearl

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Ice Wine

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Marquette

2015

Tug Hill Vineyards

Lowville

NY

Frontenac Blanc

2016

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

MN


Gold:

Brianna                      

2016

Backcountry Winery            

Stratford

IA

Wobegon White

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Port

NV

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

La Crescent

2014

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Promenade

2016

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

2015 North Branch

2015

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

2015 Marquette

2015

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

Marquette

2015

Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Ragtime White

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Velvet Vines Marquette

2014

Next Chapter Winery

New Prague

MN

Viking

2016

Northern Hollow Winery

Grasston

MN

Brianna

2016

Northern Hollow Winery

Grasston

MN

La Crescent

2016

Northern Hollow Winery

Grasston

MN

La Crescent

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Ice Wine

2015

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Richwood Rosie's Red

NV

Richwood Winery

Callaway

MN

Petite Pearl

2015

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne

VT

Iowa White Blossom

2016

Tassel Ridge Winery

Leighton

IA

Tavola White

2016

Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

Pepin

WI

Stinger Mead

NV

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

 

Silver:

Brut

2014

August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.

Utica

IL

Classic White

2016

Cannon River Winery

Cannon Falls

MN

Frontenac Blanc

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Petit Ami

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Harvest White

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

DewDrop Brut Rosé

NV

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Equinoce Extra Dry

NV

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Kasota Rose

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Coeur de Colline Lot 2

NV

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

La Crescent

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Minnesota White

2016

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Wisconsin Red

2015

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Brianna

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac Gris

2015

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Casa Papa Red

2013

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Apiary

2013

Crow River Winery

Hutchinson

MN

Frontenac Blanc

2015

Crow River Winery

Hutchinson

MN

2013 Marquette

2013

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Sashay

2016

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Golden Sunrise

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Danzinger White

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

King Cranberry

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Deep Currant

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Sunburst

2016

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Orange Cream Mead

2016

Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery

Denmark

WI

Red Neck Revenge

2016

Feather River Vineyards

North Platte

NE

Maple Reserve-Barrel Aged

 

Fernleigh Cellars

Springfield

VT

Polygon Rosé

2015

Four Daughters Vineyard

Spring Valley

MN

M-Series

2015

Four Daughters Vineyard

Spring Valley

MN

Bluff Country Blush

2016

Garvin Heights Vineyards

Winona

MN

Hawk Meadow

2016

Hawk Meadow

Hastings

MN

Hunter's Red Reserve

2015

Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Frontenac Gris

2014

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery

Mankato

MN

La Crescent

2013

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery

Mankato

MN

Marquette

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Limestone

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Ridgeline

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Little Iza

2016

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Sechs

2016

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Bubbler

2015

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Blue Moon

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Glacier Fume

2015

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac Blanc

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

44 White

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Vintner's Reserve

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Richwood Frontenac Rose

2015

Richwood Winery

Callaway

MN

River View Winery La Crosse

2015

River View Winery

La Crescent

MN

Cruisin' Wild 2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

Round Lake

MN

Frontenac Gris 2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

Round Lake

MN

Cruisin' Red 2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

Round Lake

MN

Brianna 2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

Round Lake

MN

Port

2012

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

La Crescent

2016

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

Marquette

2015

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

SV Frontenac Blanc

2016

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Barrel 4

2015

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Marquette Reserve

2014

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

La Crescent

2015

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

Marquette Reserve

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Marquette

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

La Crescent

2015

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

Marquette Rosé

2016

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

Three Oak Wines LaCrescent

2015

Three Oak Wines

Albert Lea

MN

Eiszider

NV

White Winter Winery, Inc

Iron River

WI

Brianna Breeze

2014

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA


Bronze:

Rhubarb

NV

Ackerman Winery

Amana

IA

Lover's

NV

Ackerman Winery

Amana

IA

Demi Sec Rosé

NV

August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.

Peru

IL

Sec

2014

August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.

Peru

IL

Marquette

2015

Burr Vineyards

Brandon

MN

Feisty Bitch Red

2016

Cannon River Winery

Cannon Falls

MN

Minnesota Marquette

2016

Cannon River Winery

Cannon Falls

MN

Frontenac

2014

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Apple Hopper

2016

Carlos Creek Winery

Alexandria

MN

Blue Jay Edelweiss

2016

Cellar 426 Winery

Ashland

NE

Big Bold Red

2016

Cellar 426 Winery

Ashland

NE

La Crescent

2016

Cellar 426 Winery

Ashland

NE

Sweet n Sexy

2016

Cellar 426 Winery

Ashland

NE

Lone Oak Tree Vineyard Marquette Reserve

2015

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Marquette

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Petite Colline

2016

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Kasota

MN

Wild River Rose

2015

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Thoroughbred Red

NV

Chateau St. Croix Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Northern Lights

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Red Sunset

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Brianna

2013

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Twisted Sister

2016

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Razzle Dazzle

2015

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Marquette

2014

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Clayton

NY

Township

2013

Crow River Winery

Hutchinson

MN

Christine's CanCan

2015

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Marquessa

2015

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

St. Croix Falls

WI

Marquette

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Waumandee White

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

Cresent Moon

2016

Danzinger Vineyards

Alma

WI

M

2016

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Sparkler

2015

Door 44 Winery

Sturgeon Bay

WI

Snowy White

NV

Falconer Vineyards Winery & Cidery

Red Wing

MN

Lumberjack Hard Cider Barrel   Oaked

NV

Falconer Vineyards Winery & Cidery

Red Wing

MN

Edelweiss

2016

Feather River Vineyards

North Platte

NE

Maple Reserve-Amber

NV

Fernleigh Cellars

Springfield

VT

Frontenac

2015

Fireside Winery

Marengo

IA

Marquette

2016

Flower Valley Vineyard

Woodbury

MN

Sparkling Brianna

2016

Four Daughters Vineyard

Spring Valley

MN

La Crescent

2015

Four Daughters Vineyard

Spring Valley

MN

The Digger's Dance

NV

Fresh Tracks Farm LLC

Berlin

VT

Maple Wine

NV

Fresh Tracks Farm LLC

Berlin

VT

Marquette

NV

Fresh Tracks Farm LLC

Berlin

VT

Huntsville Red

2016

Grape Mill Vineyard & Winery

East Grand Forks

MN

Brianna

2016

Grape Mill Vineyard & Winery

East Grand Forks

MN

2014 Late Harvest Frontenac Gris

2014

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

2016 Frontenac Gris

2016

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

2013 Marquette

2013

Grovedale Winery

Wyalusing

PA

Village Marquette

2016

Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Brianna

2016

Indian Island Winery

Janesville

MN

Marquette

2013

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery

Mankato

MN

New Traditions

2014

Javens Family Vineyard & Winery

Mankato

MN

Nawadaha Falls

2016

Leigh's Garden Winery, Inc

Escanaba

MI

Black Sparrow

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

La Crescent

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Marquette Nouveau

2016

Lincoln Peak Vineyard

New Haven

VT

Müllner Weiss

2015

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Róna

2014

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Schnickelfritz

2016

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Gemütlichkeit

2016

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Minnesota Crisp

2016

Millner Heritage

Dassel

MN

Velvet Vines Frontenac Gris

2015

Next Chapter Winery

New Prague

MN

Aurora Red

2016

Northern Hollow Winery

Grasston

MN

Drink Pink

2015

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Frozen Tundra Red

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery

Kewaunee

WI

Frontenac Gris

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Brianna Breeze

NV

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Barn Quilt Red

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

La Crescent

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Marquette

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Lake View White

2016

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Barn Quilt Red Limited Edition

2015

Parley Lake Winery

Waconia

MN

Potter Settlement Frontenac Gris

2016

Potter Settlement Artisan Winery

Tweed

Ontario

Potter Settlement Marquette

2016

Potter Settlement Artisan Winery

Tweed

Ontario

Skinny Dipping: Sundance 2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

round lake

MN

TropicalPassion2016

2016

Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

round lake

MN

Frontenac Gris

2015

Saint Croix Vineyards

Stillwater

MN

Windsock White

2015

Schram Vineyards

Waconia

MN

Marquette Single Barrel

2014

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

Whimsey Meadow Rosé

2016

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

Marquette

2015

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

Louise Swenson

2016

Shelburne Vineyard LLC

Shelburne

VT

St. Therese Rose

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Frontenac Blanc Reserrve

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

La Crescent

2015

Sovereign Estate

Waconia

MN

Iowa Edelweiss

2016

Tassel Ridge Winery

Leighton

IA

Iowa Brianna

2016

Tassel Ridge Winery

Leighton

IA

Candleglow White

2016

Tassel Ridge Winery

Leighton

IA

Frontenac

2016

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

Tibbetts Point Misty Whte

2016

The Cape Winery

Cape Vincent

NY

Compass Red

2015

The Champlain Wine Company

Plattsburgh

NY

Master's Cuvée

2016

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Blue Bell Sparkling

2015

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Master's Cuvée Blanc

2016

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Summer Sabbatical

2016

The Winery At Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids

IA

Three Oak Wines Marquette Rosé

2015

Three Oak Wines

Albert Lea

MN

Bubbly Brianna

NV

Tug Hill Vineyards

Lowville

NY

Strawberry Rhubarb

NV

Tug Hill Vineyards

Lowville

NY

Prairie Star 2016

2016

Tug Hill Vineyards

Lowville

NY

La Crescent 2016

2016

Tug Hill Vineyards

Lowville

NY

Marquette

2015

Two Rivers Vineyard & Winery

Ramsey

MN

Marquette Reserve

2013

Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

Pepin

WI

La Crescent

2015

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

MN

Frontenac Gris

2015

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Edelweiss

2015

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Rhubarb Wine

NV

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Lakeside Red

NV

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Raspberry Wine

NV

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Marechal Foch

2016

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

La Crescent

2016

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine

NV

Winehaven Winery

Chisago City

MN

Farmers Daughters

2015

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA

Cranberry Crush

2015

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA






 


 

 






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