Yes - I said WINE COMPETITION and INDIANA in the same sentence!
This is actually the 20th annual event AND Huber Orchard and Winery's (Borden, IN) Catawba Rose was named best international rose wine of the year! Indiana wines took home 223 medals at this years event. Huber also received the Governor's Cup for being the Indiana winery of the year.
Nearly 2,500 wines from 35 states and 15 countries were judged in this year's competition. Winery of the year went to E & J Gallo Winery of Modesto, CA (2nd year in a row).
Christian Butzke, professor enology and chief judge stated "The quality of Indiana wines stood out against thousands of entries from all over the world. We had many truly spectacular wines this year, and the winners can be very proud of their exceptional winegrowing and winemaking skills."
This even takes place at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Cheers to you Indiana Wineries!