2018 ICCWC 10th Anniversary Winners Announced

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:45am

10th Anniversary International Cold Climate Wine Competition

For Immediate Release: 8/18/2018

Press Contact: Matt Clark clark776@umn.edu or 612-626-5142

Trophy and Medal Winners for the 10th Anniversary 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 Show White

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

 

Best of Show Red

“Marquessa” Reserve Marquette (2016) 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

Kewuanee

WI

Walpole 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

MN

Indulgence

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewuanee

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

MN

Amelia

NV

Galena 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

Sabrevois

 

North Folk Winery

Harris

MN

La Crescent

2017

Northern Hollow Winery

Foley

MN

Ice Wine

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

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

Petit 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 Rose

2016

Chateau St. Croix

St. Croix Falls

MN

Ruby Port

NV

Chateau St. Croix

St. Croix Falls

MN

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 currant 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

Marchal Foch

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Woodbury

MN

Frontenac Rose

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Woodbury

MN

La Crescent

2017

Flower Valley Vineyard

Woodbury

MN

Blueberry Wine

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Rhubarb Bluberry Wine

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Headwaters Classic Red

NV

Forestedge Winery

Laporte

MN

Polygon Rose

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 Rose

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 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

44 Red

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

Club Rouge

2017

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

Marquette Rose

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 Rose

2017

Richwood Winery

Callaway

MN

Whimsy

2017

Satek Winery

Fremont

IN

Sparkling Rose

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

Frotenac 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 Wine Frontenac Gris

2016

Three Oak Vineyards & Winery llc

Albert Lea

MN

Three Oak Wines Frontenac Rose

2017

Three Oak Vineyards & Winery llc

Albert Lea

MN

Frontenac Blanc

2017

Three Oak Wine

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 Lake Winery

Petoskey

MI

Monarch Haven

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

Kewuanee

WI

Frontenac Gris Ice Wine

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewaunee

WI

Heavenly

2017

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewuanee

WI

Frontenac

2016

Cold Country Vines & Wines

Kewuanee

WI

Sashay

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 Rose

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

Woodbury

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 Mill Vineyard & Winery

East Grand Forks

MN

Huntsville Red

2016

Grape Mill 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

VT

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 Cider 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 Rose

 

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

MN

Lacrescent

2017

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

Drink Pink

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

Vintners Reserve

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

WI

Frozen Tundra Red

2016

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

Kewauneee

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 Freemont IN

15th Anniversary Signature Red

2017

Schadé  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 Rose'

2015

Walpole Mtn View Winery at Barnett Hill Vineyard

Walpole

NH

Frontenac Rose

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

Decorah

IA

Rhubarb Crisp

 

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA

Winne Wonka

2015

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA

Blackberry Blossom

2017

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Decorah

IA

Prairie Sunburst Red

2017

Wollersheim Winery

Prairie du Sac

WI

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