Awards

2020 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

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2020 Experience Rosé International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner: Sparkling Frontenac Gris

Silver Medal Winner: Chambourcin Rosé

2020 American Fine Wine Rosé Wine Competition

Silver Medal Winner: Sparkling Frontenac Gris

2019 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

Best of Show: Sparkling Frontenac Gris

Governor’s Cup for Best Fruit Wine:  Honey Mead

Best Fruit Wine from any Appellation: Berry Berry Berry

Best White Wine from any Appellation: The Secret Garden Edelweiss

Double Gold:  The Secret Garden Brianna, American Riesling, The Secret Garden Edelweiss, Frontenac Gris, Berry Berry Berry, Honey Mead, Jalapeño Wine, Frontenac Port, Sparkling Frontenac Gris, Sparkling Muscat, Unconditional Surrender Sweet Cider, Unconditional Surrender Hard Cider

Gold Medal Winner:  Illinois Chambourcin, 2017 Eric the Red, Illinois Marquette

Silver Medal Winner:  Illinois Seyval Blanc, The Secret Garden La Crescent, Britt White, General’s Reserve Red, Chambourcin Rosé, Red Raspberry Wine, Black Raspberry Framboise

Bronze Medal Winner:  Illinois Chardonel, Cranberry Wine

2019 Indy International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner: Foxy Catawba, The Secret Garden La Crescent, Muscat Canelli, Red Raspberry Wine, Frontenac Port

Silver medal winner: Frontenac Gris, Chambourcin Rosé, Honey Mead

2019 Experience Rosé International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner: Chambourcin Rosé

Silver Medal Winner: Frontenac Gris

2018 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

Governor’s Cup for Best White Table Wine:  The Secret Garden La Crescent

Double Gold:  The Secret Garden Edelweiss, & Honey Mead

Gold Medal Winner:  Britt White & Rhubarb

Silver Medal Winner:  Traminette, The Secret Garden Viognier, Daffodil, Eric the Red, & Frontenac Gris

Bronze Medal Winner:  Jalapeno Wine, & Red Raspberry Framboise

2018 Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class + Gold medal Winner: Honey Mead

Silver Medal Winner: Black Raspberry Framboise, Chambourcin Rose, & The Secret Garden Viognier

Bronze Medal Winner: Berry Berry Berry & Eric the Red

2018 Best of the Midwest

The Grapevine Magazine Midwest Cup – Best Midwest Wine from any Category: The Secret Garden Edelweiss

Best of Show – Non-Grape Wine: Honey Mead

Gold Medal Winner: Unconditional Surrender Hard Cider, Traminette

Silver Medal Winner: Vineyard Rose, The Secret Garden La Crescent

Bronze Medal Winner: Cherry Wine

2018 International Cold Climate Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner: Amelia

Silver Medal Winner: Eric the Red

2018 International Experience Rosé Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner: Chambourcin Rosé

2017 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

Best of Show:  The Secret Garden Viognier

Governor’s Cup for IL Grown Fruit:  The Secret Garden La Crescent

Double Gold:  Unconditional Surrender Sweet Cider (Best of Category), Secret Garden La Crescent (Best of Category), Red Raspberry Framboise, Traminette (Best of Category), Secret Garden Viognier (Best of Category), Daffodil (Best of Category)

Gold Medal Winner:  Frontenac Gris, Secret Garden Brianna (Best of Category)

Silver Medal Winner:  Eric the Red (Best of Category), Britt White (Best of Category), Chambourcin, General’s Reserve Red, Honey/Mead (Best of Category), Seyval Blanc, Jalapeno

Bronze Medal Winner:  Effervescence de Frontenac Gris

2017 Indy International Wine Competition

Best of Class + Gold medal winner: Unconditional Surrender Sweet Cider

Gold Medal Winner: Peach, Unconditional Surrender Hard Cider

Silver Medal Winner: Eric the Red, Red Raspberry, Rhubarb

Bronze Medal Winner: Cherry

2016 Illinois State Fair

Governor’s Cup for Illinois Grown Fruit: Mead/Honey Wine

Double Gold & Best of Category: Peach, Britt White

Silver Medal Winner: Seyval Blanc, Frontenac Port, Cherry, Blackberry, Red Raspberry Framboise

Silver & Best of Category: Daffodil, Eric the Red

Bronze Medal Winner: Chambourcin

2016 Mid-American Wine Competition

Gold/Food Pairing – Blue Cheese & Walnuts: Aronia

Silver/Food Pairing – Sautéed Shrimp, Spicy remoulade sauce: Seyval Blanc:

Bronze/Food Pairing – Roasted Lamb: Eric the Red

SilverUMRV: Marquette

Bronze: Chamborcin