Burr Vineyards near Alexandria wins awards at international cold climate wine competition

It gets gold medal for its 2020 Marquette and silver for 2021 Frontenac Rosé and 2019 Frontenac.

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The Burr Vineyards 2020 Marquette won the Best of Class Award while the 2021 Frontenac Rosé and 2019 Frontenac both placed silver in the competition.
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ALEXANDRIA — Burr Vineyards, a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery near Alexandria, recently won top awards at the 2022 International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC).

The Burr Vineyards 2020 Marquette won the Best of Class Award while the 2021 Frontenac Rosé and 2019 Frontenac both placed silver in the competition.

The vineyard specializes in hand-crafted, warm-hearted wines derived from the cold-hardy grapes grown on the 95-acre property just outside of Alexandria.

With it being one of the smallest vineyards in Minnesota, Burr Vineyards focuses on the quality of every wine produced, according to Katie Ledermann, granddaughter to founder, Florian Ledermann, and co-business partner.

Burr Vineyards is growing after 10 years in business. With more than 70 wineries and vineyards in Minnesota, Katie Ledermann said she feels they're taking steps in the right direction.


“I grew up on the vineyard riding the tractor with my grandpa,” she said. “It’s exciting to see how much the vineyard has grown and it has been a pleasure to work with my grandpa over the past few years as my husband and I have partnered to take on the business. The vineyard continues to expand and it’s wonderful to have our wines win awards while still focusing on the quality and standard of every bottle produced.”

Burr Vineyards offers 14 varieties of wines including red, white, rosé and blended wines that are available for purchase. For more information, visit

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