Local winery celebrates anniversary with gold medals

Wild Mountain Winery was awarded for its Frontenac Rose and La Crescent wines at the 20th Indy International Wine Competition earlier this month. Photo supplied

Winemakers from around the world competed at Purdue University for the 20th Indy International Wine Competition, Aug. 1-3. Over 2000 different wines from 15 countries and 43 US states were evaluated by wine experts. Wild Mountain Winery at Taylors Falls placed two wines among the medalists with their Frontenac Rose winning a double gold and La Crescent a bronze.

In The International Cold Climate Wine Competition, a separate competition for cold climate grape growers held at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul on Aug. 16, judges evaluated some 325 wines represented by 12 states and Canada. Awards were based on blind tastings by 21 expert judges, who included wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers and wine educators. Wild Mountain Winery received one gold, one silver, and four bronze medals in this competition.

Wild Mountain Winery opened for business August of 2011 and will celebrate its one year anniversary with music by the “BZ Girls” and “Loren Lukas” on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5-7 p.m. It is located just north of Taylors Falls at 16906 Wild Mountain Road, Taylors Falls. The public is invited.

For more information call 651-583-3585 or visit WildMountainWinery.com.

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