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American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

The American Wine Society (AWS) Commercial Wine Competition is one of the oldest and most respected competitions in the United States and provides national recognition among both consumers and wine industry professionals. The AWS is dedicated to excellence in wine education for consumers and those seeking to be wine judges. Judges for the AWS Commercial Wine Competition include both AWS trained judges and professional experts from all aspects of the wine industry. AWS certified judges have completed a rigorous three level course over a minimum four year period of time. This intense curriculum includes a disciplined approach to wine fault identification, chemical analysis, winery operations, viticulture, wine history and appreciation and of course, extensive wine evaluation and rating.

As medals winners, wineries receive the following:

  • National exposure among AWS members, consumers and wine industry personnel
  • Press releases issued acknowledging award winning wines
  • A portion of the entry fee is donated to the AWS Education Foundation which provides scholarships to graduate students conducting original research in enology and viticulture.
  • Award winning wines are listed in the AWS Wine Journal Magazine distributed to wine enthusiasts throughout North American.
  • Medal winning wines are showcased at a special tasting at each year’s national AWS Conference.
  • Medal winners are posted on the American Wine Society website, providing national recognition.

In 2015, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the AWS Wine Competition:

  • 2013 Falling Waters - Silver Medal
  • 2014 Bianco Fresco - Silver Medal
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal
  • 2012 Dornfelder - Bronze Medal
  • 2013 Eskimo Kisses - Bronze Medal
     

In 2014, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the AWS Wine Competition:

  • Falling Waters 2013 - Double Gold
  • Dornfelder 2011- Silver
  • Blueberry NV - Silver
  • Eskimo Kisses 2013- Silver
  • Pink Catawba 2012- Bronze
  • Pinot Gris 2012 - Bronze
  • Riesling 2013 - Bronze
  • Creekside Niagara - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Franc 2012 - Bronze
  • Reflections of Lake Erie 2013 - Bronze
  • Freeport Red 2013 - Bronze
  • Creekside Concord NV - Bronze

In 2013, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the AWS Wine Competition:

  • Eskimo Kisses 2011 - Double Gold
  • Pink Catawba NV- Gold
  • Marquette 2012 - Gold
  • Vignoles 2011 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2012 - Silver
  • Creekside Concord NV - Silver
  • Blushing Heron NV - Silver
  • Blueberry NV- Silver
  • Noiret 2012 - Silver
  • Cabernet Franc Rosé 2012 - Bronze
  • Dornfelder 2011 - Bronze
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Gewürztraminer 2012 - Bronze
  • Pinot Grigio 2012 - Bronze

Presque Isle Wine Cellars did not enter wines in the 2012 AWS Wine Competition.

In 2011, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the AWS Wine Competition:

  • Blushing Heron Gold and Best of Class
  • 2009 Eskimo Kisses Silver
  • 2009 Touriga Port Silver
  • 2010 Falling Waters Silver
  • 2010 Freeport Red Silver
  • 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
  • 2010 Dornfelder Bronze
  • Creekside Niagara Bronze
  • 2010 Noiret Bronze Reflections of Lake Erie Bronze
  • 2010 Riesling Bronze
  • 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Bronze

In 2010, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the AWS Wine Competition:

  • 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Silver
  • 2009 Riesling Silver
  • 2009 Vidal Silver Blushing Heron Silver
  • 2007 Cabernet Franc Silver
  • 2008 Pinot Gris Bronze NV Viognier Bronze
  • 2008 Freeport Red Bronze
  • 2007 Merlot Bronze
  • 2008 Dornfelder Bronze
  • 2008 Noiret Bronze

Presque Isle Wine Cellars' Wines are consistently winning awards and medals in every competition we enter. Taste what the judges have identified as exemplary wine. Visit our online wine store to discover the varieties we offer, and have it shipped right to your door.


 

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