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Satek Winery brings home 21 medals at international competition

When a winery wins 21 medals in one competition, it must be doing something right.

Satek Winery in Fremont took home a heavy stack of awards from the INDY International Wine Competition, held July 30 to August 1 in West Lafayette. It’s a trend Satek is familiar with – the winery has won 250 medals from INDY over the last 13 years – but one that never gets old.

“We are quite pleased by our showing across the board at this prestigious competition,” said Jason Satek, son of the owners, in a statement. “I believe we are making some quality wine but extreme validation is always welcome.”

Though the winery won prizes for 19 wines, Larry’s Luscious received double gold medals for the second year in a row, with the highest rating from all 50 judges. Larry’s is a dry red wine made with a blend of three locally-grown grapes and is “a diverse, easy drinking wine,” winery spokesperson Kerri Fish said. The wine also won best in class.

The INDY International Wine Competition at Purdue University is the largest organized wine competition in the country, bringing 3,000 entries from 15 countries. Satek Winery also won for vinos such as Soren’s Favorite, Sevval Blanc, Mango Mania and Autumn Classic.

Owners Larry and Pam Satek opened Satek Winery in 2001 and sell their award-winning wines in cities across Indiana, including local stores in Fort Wayne and Belmont Beverage in South Bend and Granger. Prices range from $8.99 to $18.99 for a bottle of Larry’s Luscious.

Satek is also a part of WINE Tour, the northern Indiana wine trail, offers tastings of its 30 wines daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and gives tours of the vineyard on weekends.

For more information, visit Satek Winery’s website or call 260-495-9463.

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