Elk Creek brings home medals from competition

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By The Staff

Elk Creek Vineyard received three bronze medals in the fourth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.

“These wines were top notch,” Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition, said. “Consumers ought to track them down and enjoy them.”

The competition was held July 9-11 and included wines from 15 midwestern states. Over 550 wines were entered by 96 different wineries. Professional wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 40 gold medals, 98 silver medals, and 185 bronze medals. Full results can be found at www.midamericanwine.org.

“The quality of the wines from the midwest is very impressive,” said lead judge Doug Frost. “It conclusively demonstrates that the midwest is making top-notch wines.”eeIn selecting judges, emphasis was placed upon finding experts in wine production, wine service and wine distribution.