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.… Read More June 22nd, 2024  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Drum roll, please… We are thrilled to announce that both August Hill and ISC have emerged victorious in the 2023 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, and more! These remarkable achievements are a testament to the passion, dedication, and craftsmanship that went into every step of creation.… Read More June 28th, 2023  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
Both Illinois Sparkling Co. and August Hill wines were big winners in 2022 wine competitions, winning 2 trophies, 7 Best of Class awards, 9 Double Gold medals, 8 Gold medals, and 16 Silver medals! Here are the winners so far from three different competitions.… Read More June 3rd, 2022  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
The results are in from the 2021 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition, and we are thrilled to share the results with you! We submitted 31 of our ISC and August Hill wines to this competition and all 31 wines are winners.… Read More August 22nd, 2021  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Demi Sec Rose wins best of show
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!”… Read More September 16th, 2020  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 


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