August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. (ISC) were big winners at the 2024 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, held this past week in Springfield, Illinois!

ISC Demi Sec Rosé won the Governor’s Cup Sparkling Wine trophy, Best of Class, and a Double Gold medal. This wine is a traditional method sparkling wine, which means the bubbles come from a second fermentation within the bottle. The wine is made with Frontenac grapes from August Hill Winery’s vineyard in Peru, IL, and pairs well with a wide variety of foods including BBQ ribs, garlic chicken, and even s’mores.

August Hill Winery and ISC submitted 12 wines to the competition, and all 12 wines received medals. Here is a summary of the results:

June 22nd, 2024  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 


Sign up to get a monthly email with news from ISC.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.