For 25 years, winemakers from across the world have been shipping their wines to Indianapolis for top bragging rights.
This year, the Indy International Wine Competition received more than 2,000 wines from 11 countries and 40 states in the U.S., according to the competition website.
Several local wineries from across northern Indiana and southern Michigan walked away with medals and trophies.
St. Julian Winery also won a trophy for sparkling wine of the year with their Traminette, “Sweet Nancie.”
Two EE’s Winery was also a trophy winner for the Indiana Traminette of the year for their 2015 vintage.
“It [an award] lets consumers know that the wine has been objectively reviewed by experts and is certified as fine wine. The feedback received from judges can be very useful for winemakers seeking to improve their processes and products and setting or responding to consumer trends,” said Christian Butzke, Purdue professor of enology and chief judge of the competition.
Several other wineries earned gold, silver and bronze medals as well. Below is the full medal count for each winery.
- 12 Corners Vineyards and Winery: 1 Double Gold, 3 Bronze
- Domaine Berrien Cellars: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
- Fruit Hills Winery and Orchard: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Lemon Creek Winery: 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze
- Shady Creek Winery: 1 Silver
- St. Julian Winery: 2 Double Gold, 3 Gold, 10 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Tabor Hill Winery: 1 Double Gold, 4 Gold, 20 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Two EE’s Winery: 4 Double Gold, 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze