Wine Competition
Best of Class

2012 INDY International Wine Competition

Vinifera Varieties

White Vinifera

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Chardonnay
Steele California, US Chardonnay Cuvee 2009
Gewurztraminer
Tabor Hill Winery Michigan, US Gewurztraminer Lake Michigan Shore 2011
Muscat
The Naked Grape California, US Moscato   NV
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Viansa Winery California, US Pinot Grigio   2011
Riesling
St. Julian Wine Company, Inc Michigan, US Riesling Braganini Reserve 2011
Sauvignon Blanc
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Colorado, US Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2011
Viognier
Maryhill Winery Washington, US Viognier   2011
Other White Viniferas
Lopez Island Vineyards Washington, US Siegerrebe Estate, Organically grown 2011
White Vinifera Blends
Goose Watch Winery New York, US Riesling, Gewurztraminer   2011
Vinifera Late Harvest & Ice Wine
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery British Columbia, CA Riesling Signature Ice Wine 2011

Red Vinifera

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Cabernet Franc
Steele California, US Cabernet Franc Lake County 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Ste. Michelle Washington, US Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard 2009
Malbec
Kokomo California, US Malbec Sonoma County 2009
Merlot
Steele California, US Merlot Lake County 2009
Petite Sirah
Silkwood Wines California, US Petite Sirah   2007
Pinot Noir
TRECINI Winery California, US Pinot Noir   2010
Sangiovese
Long Point Winery New York, US Sangiovese   2010
Syrah/Shiraz
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Colorado, US Syrah Colorado 2009
Zinfandel
Wood Family Vineyards California, US Zinfandel "Big Wood Zin" - Livermore Valley 2010
Red Vinifera Varietal
Loma Prieta Winery California, US Pinotage Amorosa Vineyard 2010
Red Bordeaux-style Blend
Black Mesa Winery New Mexico, US Cabernet Sauvignon Antelope 2009
Vinifera Blush/Rosé
Maryhill Winery Washington, US Sangiovese Rose of Sangiovese 2011

Hybrid Varieties

White Hybrid

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Cayuga White
Swedish Hill Vineyard Inc. New York, US Cayuga White   2011
Chardonel
River City Winery Indiana, US Chardonel Unoaked 2011
Seyval Blanc
Whyte Horse Winery Indiana, US Seyval Blanc   NV
Traminette
Wildcat Creek Winery Indiana, US Traminette   NV
Vidal Blanc
Burgdorf's Winery Michigan, US Vidal Blanc   2011
Vignoles
River City Winery Indiana, US Vignoles   2011
Other White Hybrids
Miletta Vista Winery Nebraska, US Edelweiss   2011
White Hybrid Blend
Hunt Country Vineyards New York, US Valvin Muscat Dolce di Moscato NV
Hybrid Late Harvest & Ice Wine
Shelburne Vineyard Vermont, US Vidal Blanc, Riesling Duet Ice Wine 2011

Red Hybrid

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Chambourcin
Wildcat Creek Winery Indiana, US Chambourcin   NV
Chancellor
Lavender Crest Winery Illinois, US Chancellor 1836 2011
Foch
Wollersheim Winery Wisconsin, US Marechal Foch Domaine du Sac 2011
Frontenac
River Bend Vineyard & Winery Wisconsin, US Frontenac Magenta 2011
Other Red Hybrids
Sandhill Crane Vineyards Michigan, US Noiret   2010
Red Hybrid Blends
Stone Hill Winery Missouri, US St. Vincent, Vidal Blanc Steinberg Red 2011
Hybrid Blush/Rosé
St. James Winery Missouri, US Rougeon Rose' 2011

American Varieties

American (White & Red)

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Catawba
21 Brix Winery New York, US Catawba Ellatawba 2011
Diamond
Liberty Vineyards & Winery New York, US Diamond   NV
White Muscadine
SeaBreeze Winery Florida, US Carlos Palmetto White NV
Niagara
Swedish Hill Vineyard Inc. New York, US Niagara Classic NV
Other White Americans
Fulkerson Winery New York, US Himrod Matinee 2011
White American Blend
River Bend Vineyard & Winery Wisconsin, US Catawba Moonlight 2011
American Late Harvest & Ice Wine
Wight-Meyer Vineyards & Winery Kentucky, US Diamond Winter Solstice 2010

Dessert Wines

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Port-style
Huber's Orchard & Winery Indiana, US Chambourcin Knobstone 2006
Sherry-style
Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Inc. Ohio, US Cream Sherry Solara Cream NV
Fruit
Northern Compass Nova Scotia, CA Black Currant Cassis NV
Flavored (fruit, spices, chocolate)
Rose Bank Winery Pennsylvania, US Orange, Chocolate   NV

Sparkling Wines

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Bottle Fermented
Gloria Ferrer California, US Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Carneros Cuvee 2000
Tank Fermented
Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery Minnesota, US Muscat   2011
Sparkling Fruit Wines
Galena Cellars, Inc. Illinois, US Apple Cracklin Apple 2010
Carbonated
Huber's Orchard & Winery Indiana, US Valvin Muscat Moscato 2011

Fruit Wines

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Apple/Pear
Cannon River Winery Minnesota, US Apple   2011
Stone Fruit
French Lick Winery Indiana, US Montmorency Cherry   NV
Berry
Brown County Winery Indiana, US Blackberry   2011
Dry Style Fruit Wines
Island Grove Wine Company Florida, US Blueberry Kinda Dry Blueberry Wine 2011
Tropical/Citrus
Satek Winery Indiana, US Mango Mango Mania NV
Fruit Blends
Brown County Winery Indiana, US Cranberry, Apple   2011
Grape Wine & Fruit Blends
Island Grove Wine Company Florida, US Zinfandel, Raspberry Rustic Raspberry 2009
Naturally Flavored
Liberty Creek California, US Naturally Flavored Chocolate Red NV
Hard Cider
Harvest Moon Cidery at Critz Farms New York, US Apple Maple Moon Hard Cider with Maple Syrup 2011

Honey Wines

Brand Origin Fruit Designator Vintage
Pure Honey
Vino Florida Florida, US Orange Blossom Honey Pirate Mead NV
Naturally Flavored
Oliver Winery Indiana, US Honey with Natural Peach Flavor   NV
Dry Style Honey Wines
Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard Indiana, US Honey Dry NV
Sparkling Honey Wines
White Winter Winery Wisconsin, US Honey My Faire Lady NV