The Best of Missouri Wine Classic Results are In

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The Best of Missouri Wine Classic Results are In

The Missouri Food & Wine Festival – Chateau on the Lake – April 24th & 25th

This past weekend, at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, more than a dozen Missouri wineries were exhibitors at the Missouri Food & Wine Festival. This year, the organizers of the festival held, “the Best of Missouri Wine Classic”. It is a planned annual blind tasting open to all exhibiting wine producers located in the Show Me State.

In a wine tasting contest divided into 6 categories, with 17 classifications, the judges tasted and deliberated for hours. All three knowledgeable judges used a 31 category point system to evaluate each wine on their own. The points were added up to rank them and all three judges agreed by consensus on the placement of the winners. The medaling wines and wineries are as follows:

Sparkling Wines

GOLD – Stone Hill, Golden Spumante

SILVER – Stone Hill Blanc de Blanc

Fruit Wines

GOLD – Stone Hill Jacquesse Kickin’ Berry

SILVER – OOVVDA Winery Blueberry Table Wine Styles

BRONZE – Le Cave Vineyard Blackberry Table wines


GOLD – Stone Hill Cream Sherry

SILVER – Stone Hill Port 2007

BRONZE – Le Cave Vineyards Chambourin Port

Dry White Single Grape

GOLD – Stone Hill Traminette

SILVER – Stone Hill Dry Vingoles

BRONZE – OOVVDA Cayuga White

Semi-Sweet White Single Grape

GOLD – Stone Hill Winery Vingoles

Dry Red Single Grape

GOLD – Stone Hill Chambourcin 2007

SILVER – Le Cave VineyardsFrontenac 2007

Sweet Red Single Grape

GOLD – Stone Hill Concord

SLIVER – Le Cave Vineyards Remson Concord

Sweet Red Blend

GOLD – Stone Hill Jacquesse Kickin Berry

Missouri’s State Grape Norton

GOLD – Stone Hill Norton 2006

SILVER – Stone Hill Cross J 2007

BRONZE – Lindwedel Wine Garden Norton

Organizers Recommendation Best of Show – Le Cave Vineyards Balckberry Desert Wine

Judges Recommendation Best of Show – Stone Hill Cream Sherry

Best White Wine Overall – Stone Hill Traminette 2009

Best Red Wine Overall – Stone Hill Norton 2006

All of these award winning wines are commercially available from the producing wineries, vineyards and wine gardens. They represent some of the very best wines produced in the State of Missouri.

Organizers also awarded the “Chef of the Fest” trophy to the Chef or cook that provided the best overall presentation from the Metro Appliances & More/ Cabinet Design Source Kitchen Theatre. Over the two days of the festival, chef’s demonstrations were presented to festival goers every hour, on the hour, in a live format. After polling the attendees and consulting with the organizers, it was a unanimous decision to award this first ever recognition to Executive Sous Chef Chad Horvath of the award winning Chateau Grille. His presentation and creative style of cooking was inspiring and memorable.

Plans are already underway for the 2011 Missouri Food & Wine Festival. Bob Nichols, Managing Member of Associated Artists, producers of the festival, said, “On April 29 & 30 we will once again gather to celebrate food and beverages in grand style while offering informative seminars, cooking demonstrations, book signings, celebrity appearances, games and contests. And The Best of Missouri Wine Classic will once again be naming the best wines offered at this prestigious annual gathering of food and beverage lovers from Missouri and around the world.” He went on to thank his many sponsors such as KSFX, KRZK, Metro Appliances & More, Cabinet Design Source, AY Magazine, 417 Signs and everyone else that worked so hard, the entire year, to make the event such a big success.

2011 marks the third year for this growing annual event. Nichols said attendance was nearly double that of 2009, making this one of the largest food & wine gatherings in the entire State of Missouri. For more information, pictures and to make plans to attend next year go to www.MoFoodFest.com.

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