2020 has definitely been an odd year. Many of the wine competitions were cancelled, but the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance figured out a way to have a safe and exciting wine competition this year!

Best of Show

The big news from the 2020 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is that our very own ISC Demi Sec Rosé received the highest honor in the competition, the “Best of Show!” In case you forgot, Demi Sec Rosé also received this same honor in 2018.

The Medals

In addition to our Best of Show, August Hill Winery & ISC received 7 Best of Class honors, 9 double gold medals, 2 gold medals, 12 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals at the competition. Here are the results:

Illinois Sparkling Co.
DEMI SEC ROSÉ – Best of Show, Best of Class, Double Gold Medal
SEC – Double Gold Medal
PÉT NAT ROSÉ  – Silver Medal & Best of Class
BRUT OMBRÉ ROSÉ – Silver Medal
BRUT – Silver Medal

August Hill Winery
SWEET CATAWBA – Double Gold & Best of Class
CHAMBOURCIN ROSÉ – Double Gold
CHAMBOURCIN RESERVE (2017) – Double Gold
CHAMBOURCIN RESERVE (2018) – Double Gold
ALMOND INFUSION – Double Gold & Best of Class
SWEET WILLIAM – Double Gold & Best of Class
MOSCATO – Double Gold & Best of Class
AUGIE’S BLACKBERRY – Gold
ANGEL OF HOPE – Gold
VIGNOLES – Silver & Best of Class
NORTON – Silver
NIAGARA – Silver
SEYVAL BLANC – Silver
BERLYN – Silver
TRAPOLINO – Silver
MARDI GRAS – Silver
CRANBERRY INFUSION – Silver
CHARDONEL – Silver
RASPBERRY INFUSION – Bronze
GINOCCHIO XIII – Bronze
LA BELLE ROSÉ – Bronze

September 16th, 2020  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 

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