Michigan Wineries Rate High in International Competitions

TEXSOM International Wine Awards, International Women's Wine Competition yield Michigan medals

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The awards keep coming to Michigan wineries.

Wineries from around Michigan won medals in the TEXSOM International Wine Awards.

Wineries that earned Judges’ Selection awards include Aurora Cellars for Michigan red, Good Harbor Vineyards for sparkling and Soul Squeeze Cellars for Michigan white. Those taking bronze, silver and gold medals represented the Lake Michigan Shore, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula.

TEXSOM has been recognizing top wines for more than 30 years, attracting entries from around the world, including top wine-producing regions in France, Argentina, California and Italy. Nearly 2,400 wines were entered into the competition, which has a roster of more than 70 international sommelier judges.

To view the full list of Michigan wines that took medals (it’s a long one), click here.

International Women’s Wine Competition

Burgdorf’s Winery. (Courtesy photo)

Burgdorf’s Winery of Haslett and St. Julian Winery of Paw Paw took honors in the 2021 International Women’s Competition held in Sonoma County, California, on May 11.

Burgdorf’s won Best of Show Dessert, Best of Class and double gold on its 2016 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. In addition, its 2018 Marquette Reserve barrel-aged red wine and 2019 Purrrr-fection dessert wine won gold medals.

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St. Julian’s 2020 St. Julian Winemaker Series LaCrescent/Traminette took Best of Class and a gold medal, with its 2017 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc also meriting a gold medal. Silver medals went to its 2017 Braganini Reserve Meritage, 2017 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020 Braganini Reserve Late Harvest Vignoles, 2020 Braganini Reserve Mountain Road Riesling and 2020 Braganini Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

The International Women’s Wine Competition is judged entirely by wine industry professional women, with a mission to identify specific wines that women will enjoy and ultimately purchase.

Complete results are here.



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