Held February 10-12, 2011, the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition had 1031 total entries. Congratulations to Purple Toad Winery and StoneBrook Winery for medalling in the 2001 Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice Competition.
Two Kentucky wineries brought home one gold medals, four silver, and two bronze. Purple Toad Winery, Paducah, received gold for the Estate Grown Laurens Blackberry wine. Silver medals were awarded to Purple Toad Winery for the 2009 Cabernet Franc, 2009 Merlot, and the Paducah Peach. A bronze medal was awarded for the Estate Grown Paducah Blue.
StoneBrook Winery, Melbourne, received a silver medal for the Pomegranate wine and a bronze for the 2008 Estate Cabernet Franc.
Kentucky wineries will be participating in a variety of international and national wine competitions throughout 2011.