The results are in from the 2017 Missouri Wine Competition, which took place July 18 and 19 in Columbia.
A panel of eight judges blind-tasted wines from across the state, and Stone Hill Winery’s 2015 Norton took home the Missouri Governor’s Cup, the highest honor awarded at the competition, as well as the C.V. Riley Best Norton and Best of Class Dry Red awards.
Thirty-one wineries entered this year’s competition. Seven judges from across the United States and one industry judge granted 26 gold, 117 silver, and 112 bronze medals. More gold and silver medals were awarded this year in comparison to last year’s competition.
Crown Valley Winery in Ste. Genevieve County won a gold medal for its Vignoles and silver medals for its Muscato and Viognier.
The Missouri Wine Competition is designed to recognize high-quality wines made in the state.
Doug Frost, one of only four people in the world who holds both the title of master sommelier and master of wine, served as a judge on the panel this year.
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