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Illinois Wine Awards & Accolades

In recent years Illinois wines have increasingly been recognized at state, national and international competitions for their high quality, great tasting varietals.

Check out some of the recent award recipients:

Alto Vineyards
  • 2003, 2004 Chambourcin
    Gold – Iowa Culinary Institute
August Hill Winery
  • Augie’s Blackberry Dessert Wine
    Gold – 2007 Indy International Wine Competition
  • 2005 Chambourcin
    Bronze – 2007 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2005 Chardonel
    Silver – 2007 Indy International Wine Competition
  • 2005 Ginocchio
    Gold – 2007 Indy International Wine Competition
  • Niagara
    Gold – 2007 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2005 Traminette
    Silver – 2007 Mid- American Wine Competition
Blue Sky Vineyard
  • Seyval
    Silver - Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Gold - International Eastern Wine Competition
    Silver – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
  • Traminette
    Silver – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Chambourcin Reserve
    Bronze - Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Vignoles
    Silver - International Eastern Wine Competition
Coopers Hawk Winery
  • Blueberry
    Gold – Tasters Guild International
  • Cherry
    Silver – Tasters Guild International
  • Rhubarb
    Crystal Trophy – Indianapolis International
  • Apricot
    Best U.S. Fruit Wine – World Value Wine Challenge
  • Peach
    Silver – Illinois State Fair
  • Barbara
    Silver – Indianapolis International
Galena Cellars Winery
  • Blackberry
    Double Gold – Indianapolis International
  • Cerise
    Double Gold – Indianapolis International
  • Country Rose
    Double Gold - Indianapolis International
  • Cherry
    Double Gold - Indianapolis International
  • Traminette
    Best of Show – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
Illinois River Winery
  • Catawba Blush
    Gold, Best in Class – National Women’s Wine Competition
    Silver – Finger Lakes International
  • Meritage
    Silver – Indianapolis International
Lynfred Winery
  • Charbono 2005
    Double Gold – Indiana International
  • Malbec 2005
    Double Gold – Finger Lakes International
  • Petite Verdot 2005
    Double Gold – Tasters Guild International
  • Syrah 2004
    Double Gold – Tasters Guild International
  • Gewurztraminer 2004
    Double Gold – Tasters Guild International
  • Montmorency Cherry
    Double Gold – Tasters Guild International
  • Chardonnay 2004
    Gold –Beverage Testing Institute, Florida State International
  • Viognier 2005
    Gold – Tasters Guild International
Owl Creek Vineyard
  • ChardonOwl 2005
    Gold - International Eastern Wine Competition
    Silver - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Owl's Leap 2003
    Silver - International Eastern Wine Competition
    Bronze - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Owl's Leap Reserve 2003
    Gold - International Eastern Wine Competition
    Silver - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Seyval Blanc 2005
    Silver - International Eastern Wine Competition
    Silver - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Bald Knob 2006
    Bronze - Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
    Bronze - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Whooo's Blush 2006
    Silver - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Water Valley White 2006
    Bronze - Illinois Wine Competition
  • ZenGeist 2005
    Silver - Illinois Wine Competition
  • Raspberry Framboise
    Double Gold - Illinois Wine Competition
    Bronze - International Eastern Wine Competition
Pheasant Hollow Winery
  • Red Razz
    Governor’s Cup-Fruit – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
Prairie State Winery
  • Prairie Red
    Governor’s Cup-Red – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
Ravissant Winery
  • 2004 Norton
    Gold – Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  • 2005 Late Harvest Vidal
    Silver – Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  • Suberbe
    Silver – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
Von Jakob Vineyards
  • Kroshenfeler
    Governor’s Cup-Rose/Blush – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
White Owl Winery
  • Persimmon Sherry
    Governor’s Cup-Dessert/Sparkling – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition
  • Spiced Pear
    Silver – Finger Lakes International
Willow Ridge Vineyards and Winery
  • Harvest White
    Governor’s Cup-White – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition