KENTUCKY WINES EARN GOLD MEDALS

March 30, 2011

Eleven wines from seven Kentucky wineries earned gold awards at the Kentucky Derby Festival wine competition March 25 in Louisville.

“Kentucky wines continue to enjoy success in wine competitions all over the country,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that won medals at the Kentucky Derby Festival competition.”

The gold medal-winning Kentucky wineries and wines were:

Chrisman Mill Winery, Nicholasville – Vidal Blanc

Lovers Leap Winery, Lawrenceburg – Cabernet Sauvignon

MillaNova Winery, Mt. Washington – Mafia Merlot

Prodigy Winery, Frankfort – Chambourcin and Vignoles (two)

River Bend Winery, Louisville – Meritage

Talon Winery, Lexington – Chambourcin Reserve, Chambourcin(two)

Wight-Meyer Winery, Shepherdsville – Petite Syrah and Moores Diamond (two)

In all, 15 Kentucky wineries took 75 medals home from the competition. Judges from the American Wine Society scored the entries.

Patrons will be able to sample some of these medaled bottles of wine at the Kentucky Proud Derby Festival WineFest May 3-4. For more information, go to www.kdf.org.  Below are the full results from the competition.

Medal  Winery  Wine Name
Gold Chrisman Mill Winery Vidal Blanc
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery, IN Raspberry Infusion
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Ruby Port
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Heritage
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Vignoles
Gold Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Traminette
Gold Indian Creek Winery, IN  Lilly White
Gold Lovers Leap Winery  Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold MillaNova Winery  Mafia Merlot
Gold Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Chambourcin
Gold Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Vignoles
Gold River Bend Winery  Meritage
Gold Talon Winery  Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Talon Winery  Chambourcin Reserve
Gold Talon Winery  Chambourcin
Gold Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Petite Syrah
Gold Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Moores Diamond
Silver Acres of Land Winery Phoenix
Silver Brooks Hill Winery  Kentucky Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Brooks Hill Winery  Rose of Sharon
Silver Chrisman Mill Winery Sweet Riverbend Red
Silver Chrisman Mill Winery Vineyard Reserve
Silver Equus Run  Vidal Blanc
Silver Generation Hill  Kentucky Can-Can
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Cabernet Franc
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Blaufrankisch
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Starlight White
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Catawba Rose
Silver Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Niagara
Silver Indian Creek Winery  Dry Creek 
Silver Indian Creek Winery  Cardinal Red
Silver Lovers Leap Winery  Sloppy Seconds
Silver Lovers Leap Winery  Riesling
Silver Lovers Leap Winery  Cynthiana
Silver MillaNova Winery  Chardonberry
Silver Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Cabernet Franc
Silver Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Traminette
Silver Purple Toad Winery Paducah Harbor
Silver Purple Toad Winery Black & Blue
Silver Purple Toad Winery Paducah Blue
Silver Purple Toad Winery Paducah Peach 
Silver Stone Brook Winery Cranberry
Silver Stone Brook Winery Pomegranate
Silver Stone Brook Winery Elderberry
Silver Talon Winery  Syrah
Silver Talon Winery  Traminette
Silver Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Chardonnay
Silver Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Chambourcin
Silver Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Vignoles
Bronze Acres of Land Winery Vignoles
Bronze Brooks Hill Winery  Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze Brooks Hill Winery  Lili’s Red
Bronze Chrisman Mill Winery Sweet Jessamine Rose
Bronze Chrisman Mill Winery Traminette
Bronze Elk Creek Winery  Chardonnay
Bronze Equus Run Winery  Cabernet Franc
Bronze Generation Hill Winery Chambourcin
Bronze Generation Hill Winery Chardonel
Bronze Generation Hill Winery Mr. Grape Jeans
Bronze Horseshoe Bend Winery  Fishin with Ahab Traminette
Bronze Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Blueberry Infusion
Bronze Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Blackberry
Bronze Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Aurora
Bronze Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Seyval Blanc
Bronze Huber’s Orchard and Winery  Sweet Marcella
Bronze Indian Creek Winery  Deep Creek 
Bronze Lovers Leap Winery  Vidal Blanc
Bronze Milla Nova Winery  Strawberry Blonde
Bronze Milla Nova Winery  Mint Julia
Bronze Milla Nova Winery  Riesling
Bronze Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Chardonnay
Bronze Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Riesling
Bronze Prodigy Vineyards and Winery  Chardonelle
Bronze Purple Toad Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Purple Toad Winery Merlot
Bronze Purple Toad Winery Paducah Blue
Bronze River Bend Winery  Chocolate Decadance
Bronze River Bend Winery  Fat Ass Pomegranate
Bronze River Bend Winery  Chambourcin
Bronze River Bend Winery  Kentucky Lady
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Strawberry
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Blackberry Knight
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Cherry
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Raspberry
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Blueberry
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Chardonelle
Bronze Stone Brook Winery Vidal Blanc Estate Reserve
Bronze Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Blackberry
Bronze Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Reisling
Bronze Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Sassy Blush
Bronze Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Concord
Bronze Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery  Rose’

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