von Stiehl Winery is proud to announce that our wines were awarded two gold medals and seven silver medals at the 2012 WI State Fair Professional Wine Competition.
Gold medals winners were Apple Icing and Oktoberfest.
Silver medals were awarded to Cherry Blossom Blush, Cherry Kirsche, Cranberry, Crimson Royale, Framboise, Lakeshore Fume and Private Reserve Wrap.
von Stiehl’s wines were among 140 wines from 25 Wisconsin wineries evaluated at the June 21st competition. The experienced panel of judges was impressed by the overall quality of the competition submissions. “This is an exciting competition to judge as there is such a variety of grapes grown and the winemakers are making delicious, well crafted wines.” said Dr. Valery Uhl, Lead Judge. Judging with Jessica Bell and Dr. Murli Dharmadhikari, the panel members have several years of experience evaluating wines throughout the U.S. and internationally. They’re also very knowledgeable about Midwestern grape varieties and wines.
Said Dr. Murli Dharmadhikari:
The Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition is impressive. I found the wine quality superior and feel Wisconsin wineries are doing an excellent job implementing recently introduced cold climate grape varieties into their wines. Wisconsin grown fruit wines were equally impressive. I believe the future of the Wisconsin grape and wine industry looks very promising.
von Stiehl winery is thrilled to be part of this exciting time in the growth of the Wisconsin wine industry. We’ve been working hard to create the best wines and a welcoming atmosphere for wine lovers to enjoy the fruits of our labor. It’s always great when we hear the comments of the people who come to our wine tastings and events. It’s also extremely gratifying to have qualified wine experts award this hard work with gold and silver medals.
We invite you to come to the winery to try out our recent award winners and all the hand crafted wines of our winery in Algoma!