Best Wines

The 2024 winners were chosen based on average scores from a blind tasting of wine experts who evaluated 120 varietals for finish, aroma, balance, depth, and appearance.

Best Of Show

Bordeaux Varietal

OVIS Cabernet Sauvignon, Shannon Family of Wines (California)

Chardonnay

Reserve Chardonnay, Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery (California)

Cool Climate Red—Minnesota or Wisconsin

Thoroughbred Red, Chateau St. Croix Winery (Wisconsin)

Cool Climate White—Minnesota or Wisconsin

Frontenac Gris, Carlos Creek Winery (Minnesota)

Fruity

Bay Mist White Riesling, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (California)

Imported Wine

Seven, Batroun Mountains (Lebanon)

Pinot Noir

Juggernaut, Bogle Family Winery (California)

Red Blend

Cuvee Pau, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (California)

Rhone Ranger

Petite Sirah, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (California)

Rosé

Parley Vu Rosé, Parley Lake Winery (Minnesota)

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery (California)

Sparkling

Love Struck, Rolling Forks Vineyards (Minnesota)

Best Value

(Retailing at $20 or less.)

Bordeaux Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Batroun Mountains (Lebanon)

Chardonnay

ElementAL, Bogle Family Winery (California)

Cool Climate Red—Minnesota or Wisconsin

Arrowhead Red, Indian Island Winery (Minnesota)

Cool Climate White—Minnesota or Wisconsin

La Crescent, Indian Island Winery (Minnesota)

Fruity

Bay Mist White Riesling, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (California)

Pinot Noir

Juggernaut, Bogle Family Winery (California)

Red Blend

Phantom, Bogle Family Winery (California

Rosé

Rosé Royal, Batroun Mountains (Lebanon)

Sauvignon Blanc

Flume Crossing, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines (California)

Sparkling

Frizzante | Batroun Mountains (Lebanon)