Carlos Creek Winery wins Best Rose Wine of 2014
More than 2,200 wines traveled to the Indy International Wine Competition, one of the nation's largest wine competitions, July 30 through August 1 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
More than 2,200 wines traveled to the Indy International Wine Competition, one of the nation’s largest wine competitions, July 30 through August 1 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Wines from 40 states and 11 countries such as France, Australia, Spain and Greece were judged on appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste by 45 international judges.
The Indy International awards Best Wine of the Year in six categories: Best Red, Best White, Best Rosé, Best Sparkling, Best Dessert and Best Overall.
Rosé Wine of the Year was awarded to Carlos Creek Winery of Alexandria for its 2013 Frontenac Rosé. According to winery president Tami Bredeson, Frontenac is a hybrid grape developed at the University of Minnesota. It is virtually unknown outside the Midwest.
“This was an especially impressive accomplishment given that our Frontenac Rosé, better known as You Betcha Blush, was selected over wines submitted from more traditional varieties, such as Zinfandel and Merlot and from more renowned wineries such as Klinker Brick in California and Trump Winery in Virginia,” Bredeson explained. “This type of recognition helps to establish that Minnesota grapes and wineries can and do produce world-class wines.”
Additionally, Carlos Creek Winery was honored at Indy with a double gold medal and Best in Class for You Betcha Blush; gold medals for Vintner’s Blend, Trinity and Peach Street; and silver medals for Cabernet, Hot Dish Red, Wobegon White, Raspberry Road and Prairie Star.
Carlos Creek Winery is a family-owned and operated winery in Alexandria.