Rolling Forks Vineyard in Glenwood earns awards in 3 wine competitions

The vineyards’ signature 2021 Ruby Rhubarb wine earned a Platinum award at the Great American International Wine Competition held in Rochester, N.Y. There were more than 900 entries from around the world.

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Joe and Melanie Cihlar are the owners of Rolling Forks Vineyards in Glenwood.
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GLENWOOD — Rolling Forks Vineyard in Glenwood recently earned top honors in three wine competitions for its locally made wine.

It also gained recognition for its newly redesigned website.

Rolling Forks Vineyards’ signature 2021 Ruby Rhubarb wine earned a Platinum award at the Great American International Wine Competition held in Rochester, N.Y. There were more than 900 entries from around the world in a variety of categories for the two-day competition.

The International Cold Climate Wine Competition, hosted by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and the University of Minnesota Grape Breeding and Enology Department, is the only competition exclusive to cold climate grape varieties.

Rolling Forks was awarded the Best of Show in the Rosé category for their 2019 Blush wine. They earned Gold awards for their 2019 Blush, 2020 Marquette, 2020 LaCrescent and 2021 Ruby Rhubarb wines. Several 2020 wine varieties, including Brianna, Prairie Edge and Frontenac Blanc, earned Silver distinction.


The Finger Lakes International Wine and Spirits Competition (FLIWC) is one of the largest charitable wine and spirits competitions in the United States. The event takes place in Rochester, N.Y., with certified wine judges evaluating thousands of wines from around the world. Rolling Forks Vineyards earned Silver awards for their 2020 Brianna, 2020 LaCrescent and 2021 Ruby Rhubarb wines.

Rolling Forks recently launched a new website, earning them a Silver ADDY award for its design and functionality in the consumer category through the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota.

“We’re humbled by this incredible recognition of our signature wines and local business. We’re proud to offer unique experiences and wines to our community members and beyond while also contributing to the local economy,” said Melanie
Cihlar, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards.

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