Traverse City, Mich. — Traverse Wine Coast wineries captured a long list of awards at one of the nation’s biggest wine competitions. The TEXSOM International Wine Competition recently selected 57 awards to 14 Traverse City area wineries, including three that won the top Judges’ Selection Award.
“With our unique soil conditions, lake effect and micro-climate, we are again proving that the Traverse Wine Coast region, comprised of Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, are producing some of the finest wines in the country,” said Traverse Wine Coast President, Sherri Campbell-Fenton. “We consistently put our wines up against the top wine growing regions in the world and walk away with incredible accolades. To see Traverse Wine Coast take the top honors for the best Michigan Red, best Michigan White and Riesling Varietal is very exciting."
Based out of Texas, The TEXSOM Awards received over 2,000 entries from 24 countries that included France, Italy and Argentina. Entries were presented to 40 judges in blind taste tests.
Less than five percent of the entered wines received the highest Judge’s Selection award. Locally, Boathouse Vineyards captured that category with a Northern Lights Riesling Sweet, French Valley Vineyard won with a Cabernet Franc, and Good Harbor Vineyards won with a Blanc de Blanc Dry David’s Vineyard.
“Skilled craftspeople are creating these award-winning wines,” said Trevor Tkach (Tah-koch), president of Traverse City Tourism. “They enhance the Traverse City experience and create a remarkable environment. People come to enjoy a sip of wine and look out over some of the most remarkable scenery in the country.”
TEXSOM has been judging wines for over 30 years. More information about the awards is available at http://www.texsom.com/.
ABOUT TRAVERSE WINE COAST
Located on the 45th parallel of northern Michigan, the Traverse Wine Coast boasts two unique peninsulas that create optimal conditions for winemaking. The microclimates of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas have an environment that grapes love and so do people. Traverse Wine Coast is a collaborative agreement with more than 40 wineries dedicated to the promotion of the wine industry in the region. The wineries of Traverse Wine Coast produce about 55-percent of Michigan wines.
Mike Kent | Public Relations Manager
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