The Wine Competition

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 INDY International Wine Competition!

Results

Entire Competition

Wines Entered:
1,780

Commercial Competition

Wines Entered:
1,552

Indiana Commercial Competition (Subcategory of Commercial Competition)

Wines Entered:
407

Amateur Competition

Wines Entered:
228

Committee

Christian Butzke
Chief Judge

Jill Blume
Executive Director

Katie Barnett
Marketing & Promotions

Phil Rawles
Director of IT

Marissa Munoz-Ruiz
Senior Receiving Specialist

Erin Holderfield
Virtual Entry Specialist

Abby Shidler
Entry Assistant

Pit Cru

Jeannene Ackerman

Kim Allbaugh

Jim Bolt

Joan Bolt

Lyle Brostrom

Janet Buccicone

Suzi Butz

Lou Camilotto

Barry Casey

Bruce Clark

Greg Clark

Jeff Clark

Zach Clark

Joe Cross

Stephanie Eiker

Steve Fivecoate

Jack Hubertz

Judy Hubertz

Amber Jannasch

Nate Jannasch

Elena Karlsen-Ayala

Kathy Kinnett

larry Leverenz

Rodney Litwiller

Jim Lizon

Lois Ludwig

Craig McCloud

Tyson McFall

Susan Mintert

Olivia Nesbitt

Richard Nesbitt

Frank Piaskowy

Peg Purdue

Marty Quinn

Brent Russell

Lou Sachse

Jenna Scheibler

Eunice Showers

Jim Stacey

Sally Stacey

Tony Strickler

Bonnie Warren

Taylor Weast

Judges

Judge Business From
Donna Adams Winzerwald Winery Indiana
Calvin Barnett Certified Sommelier Illinois
Josh Bartels Jigar Wines California
Peter Bell Fox Run Vineyards New York
John Jr Benish Benessere Vineyards California
Bruce Bordelon Purdue Wine Grape Team Indiana
John Buechsenstein Wine Education & Consultation California
Amy Butler Butler Winery, INC Indiana
Ellie Butz Vintage Winery Consultants Indiana
Shane Christ Satek Winery Indiana
Fred Dame Master Sommelier California
Kim Doty French Lick Winery & Spirits Indiana
Jeff Durm Buck Creek Winery Indiana
David Ebert VinSense LLC Indiana
Thom England Ivy Tech Community College Indiana
Mark Fisher Dayton Daily News Ohio
Russ Funk Carlos Creek Winery Minnesota
Kevin Geeting Country Heritage Winery Indiana
Jim Gooley Big Red Liquors Indiana
Carole Hackett American Wine Society Kentucky
Russ Hamilton Hamilton Cellars Washington
Dan Hansen Lakeshore Inn Michigan
Eric Harris Two-EE's Winery Indiana
Lorraine Hems Rochester Institute of Technology New York
Charlotte Horton-Davis Tasters Guild Michigan
Kris Kane 21 Brix Winery New York
Emily Kennedy Running Vines Winery Indiana
Jolene Ketzenberger EatDrinkIndy.com Indiana
Matthew Kipper Virgil's Vineyard California
Chris Lawlor-White Galena Cellars Winery and Vineyard Illinois
Ann Miller Les Bourgeois Vineyards Missouri
Gregory Miseyko American Fine Wine Competition Florida
Nancie Oxley St Julian Wine Company Michigan
Nikolas Pappas Krasi LLC Indiana
Michel Pascal Carroll Wine & Spirits Indiana
Rachael Peake Capital Cellars Kentucky
Celina Pennisi Sommelier Nebraska
Stephen Somermeyer Chateau Thomas Winery Indiana
Mary Studt WineDirt.com Washington
Jim Trezise New York Wine & Grape Foundation New York
Kathryn Webb Wine Augusta AWS Georgia
Eric White Galena Cellars Winery and Vineyard Illinois
William Whiting Banfi New York
Barry Wiss Trinchero Family Estates California
Steve Young AWS Alabama
Anne Zwink Soldier Creek Vineyard Iowa