Paducah Winery Shines Bright in INDY

August 09, 2016

Purple Toad Winery took home a coveted Best of Class award in Berry Fruit Wine for their Black Currant at the 2016 INDY International Wine Competition.

“This truly is an international event,” remarked Tyler Madison, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Grape & Wine Marketing Program Manager.  “The quality of the entries submitted this year from around the world was outstanding. It’s very impressive when a wine is blindly selected by a panel of professionals as the best in a given class and it really proves what we’re capable of producing in Kentucky.”

With over 2,000 entries from 13 countries and 36 states, the INDY International is the largest and one of the most respected individual competitions in the country.  Purdue University hosts the annual event which brings in around 50 professional wine judges from across the country to assess entries in 79 categories over two full days.

In addition to the Best of Class award, Purple Toad earned one double-gold, four gold, six silver and three bronze medals at the 2016 competition. Reid’s Livery Winery in Alvaton took home four medals: silvers for Diamond and Baco Noir as well as two bronze medals. Clark County’s newly established Hamon Haven Winery received a bronze medal for their Diamond.


  1. Randy Hendon August 9, 2016 6:34 pm Reply

    OMG Allen what a haul my friend. Very deserving for your company and we in Lone Oak area are awesomely proud of you

  2. Patti August 9, 2016 11:44 pm Reply

    Congratulations to the entire Dossey Family and Purple Toad Winery !

  3. June August 9, 2016 11:57 pm Reply

    Now I f we can buy the wine in Indiana that would be great.

  4. Gina Nugent August 10, 2016 7:37 pm Reply

    Purple Toad is what made me fall in love with wine.

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