Sunday, August 11, 2013

Stone Hill 2011 Norton wins the Governor's Cup

The 2013 Missouri Wine Competition culminated in an exciting triple award of Best of Class Dry Red, C.V. Riley award for Best Norton and the top award for Missouri’s best wine of the year, The Governor’s Cup. Earning all those honors is Stone Hill Winery for their 2011 Estate Bottled Norton. What a wine! During the course of the two-day competition, a panel of nine expert wine judges from around the country and one industry judge determined through blind tasting which wines are good, great and the best. A total of 306 wines were entered this year from 37 different Missouri wineries. The judges named 39 gold medals, 102 silver medals and 103 bronze medals in addition to the top awards of Best of Class, C.V. Riley and the Governor’s Cup. So many delicious Missouri wines to try, so little time! Best of Class Honorees: Sparkling: Noboleis Vineyards, Noblevescent Dry White: Montelle Winery, 2012 Chardonel Semi-Dry White: Adam Puchta Winery, Traminette Sweet White: Blumenhof Vineyards, 2012 Valvin Muscat Dry Red: Stone Hill Winery, 2011 Estate Bottled Norton Semi-Dry Red: Stone Hill Winery, 2012 Steinberg Red

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