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Great Lakes Great Wine Competition

This unique annual competition has been put on by the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College (OCC) in Farmington Hills, Michigan since 1997.  OCC is home to the well regarded Culinary Studies Institute and the competition and accompanying Great Lakes Great Wines Walk Around Tasting evening event  raise funds for scholarships to the institute and travel expenses for the school's competitive culinary teams.  The competition focuses on wines from the Great Lakes Region.  Until 2012, entry was limited to wines from the states and Canadian provinces that border the Great Lakes. In 2012, however, other Midwest states were invited to participate. Over 500 wines are entered and judged by wine professionals.

Presque Isle Wine Cellars consistently enter wine and win medals in the Great Lakes Great Wine Competition. See the awards our wines have won just within the past years:

 In 2014, Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines earned the following medals:

  • Creekside Concord - Gold
  • Riesling 2012 - Gold
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Gold
  • Cabernet Franc 2012 - Gold
  • Marquette 2012- Gold
  • Dornfelder 2011 - Silver
  • Pinot Noir 2012 - Silver
  • Blushing Heron - Silver
  • Eskimo Kisses 2011- Silver
  • Vignoles 2011- Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie 2013- Silver
  • Creekside Niagara - Silver
  • Blueberry Wine- Silver
  • Noiret 2012 - Bronze
  • Falling Waters 2013 - Bronze
  • Gewurztraminer 2012 - Bronze
  • Pinot Gris 2012- Bronze
  • Touriga Nacionale Port 2011- Bronze
  • Merlot 2010 - Bronze
  • Syrah 2012 - Bronze

In 2013, Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines earned the following medals:

  • Pinot Noir 2010 - Gold
  • Creekside Concord - Gold
  • Eskimo Kisses 2011 - Gold
  • Cabernet Franc 2011 - Silver
  • Dornfelder 2010 - Silver
  • Freeport Red 2010 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2012 - Silver
  • Noiret 2010 - Silver
  • Pink Catawba S.E. 2011 - Silver
  • Reisling 2012 - Silver
  • Touriga Port 2010 - Silver
  • Vidal Blanc 2009 - Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Blushing Heron - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Bronze
  • Chardonnay 2011 - Bronze
  • Creekside Niagara - Bronze
  • Creekside Red - Bronze
  • Gewurztraminer 2012 - Bronze
  • Merlot 2010 - Bronze
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - Bronze
  • Syrah 2010 - Bronze
  • Traminette 2010 - Bronze

In 2012, Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines earned the following medals:

  • 2010 Cabernet Franc- Double Gold
  • Blushing Heron- Double Gold
  • Creekside Niagara- Gold
  • 2011 Riesling- Gold
  • 2010 Blaufrankisch- Silver
  • Creekside Concord- Silver
  • Falling Waters- Silver
  • 2010 Noiret- Silver
  • 2010 Pinot Noir- Silver
  • 2010 Syrah- Silver
  • 2009 Vidal- Silver
  • 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon- Bronze
  • 2009 Eskimo Kisses- Bronze
  • 2010 Pinot Blanc- Bronze
  • 2009 Touriga Port- Bronze
  • 2010 Traminette- Bronze

In 2011,Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines earned the following medals:

  • Creekside Niagara- Double Gold
  • 2008 Riesling Ice Wine- Gold
  • 2009 Riesling -Gold
  • 2010 Blueberry- Gold
  • 2010 Traminette- Silver
  • 2008 Sauvignon Blanc- Silver
  • 2008 Noiret- Silver
  • 2008 Merlot- Silver
  • 2009 Vidal- Bronze
  • 2008 Freeport Red- Bronze
  • 2009 Falling Waters- Bronze
  • Creekside Concord- Bronze
  • 2010 Dornfelder- 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.