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More than 230 Local Wines Take Home Top Honors at the 2018 Missouri Wine Competition

More than 230 Local Wines Take Home Top Honors at the 2018 Missouri Wine Competition

Raise a glass of fine local wine: The results are in from the 2018 Missouri Wine Competition.

Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, Missouri, took home the coveted Governor’s Cup award for its 2015 Chambourcin, considered the top wine among all of this year’s Best of Class winners. Augusta Winery in Augusta walked away with the prestigious C.V Riley award for its 2015 Estate Bottled Norton, judged to be the best gold-medal winning wine made with Missouri’s state grape this year.

The annual competition, which takes place in Columbia, Missouri, each July, is judged by a panel of wine experts and industry pros, including Feast publisher Catherine Neville. This year, Neville was joined by Doug Frost, Glenn Bardgett, Patricia Wamhoff, Andrew Stover, Jonathan Parker, Bob Foster and Jacob Holman.

Judges blind-taste more than 300 wines from across the state to award gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as winners for Best of Class in addition to the Governor’s Cup and C.V. Riley awards. A total of 41 gold medals, 94 silver and 98 bronze were awarded this year, totaling more than 230 wines. With 250-plus wines competing, 87 percent of those entered earned a medal.

The full list of Best of Class winners are as follows:

  • Dry rosé: St. Vincent rosé from Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport
  • Dry red: Chambourcin from Stone Hill Winery in Hermann
  • Dry white: Vignoles from Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann
  • Semi-dry white: Vignoles from St. James Winery in St. James
  • Sparkling: Blanc de Blanc from Stone Hill Winery
  • Semi-dry red: Estate Bottled Alluvium from Augusta Winery in Augusta
  • Sweet white: Vignoles from Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery in Lee’s Summit
  • Sweet rosé: Rose Montaigne from Stone Hill Winery
  • Sweet red: Stone House red from Montelle Winery in Augusta
  • Dessert: Cream Sherry from Stone Hill Winery
  • Late Harvest: Vidal Blanc icewine from Montelle Winery
  • Distilled: Peach eau de vie from Montelle Winery

For a full list of all gold, silver and bronze medal winners, visit the Missouri Wines site.

Congrats to all of this year’s winners!

Editor’s Note: Feast publisher Catherine Neville is an annual judge at the Missouri Wine Competition.

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