CEDARBURG — A wine produced by Cedar Creek Winery has
won awards in national competitions this year.
2016 Pinot Grigio earned a platinum award in the 2017
San Diego Challenge International Wine & Spirits
Competition in March. It also won the “double-gold”
award at the 30th annual Tasters Guild International
competition, which took place May 3 to May 6 in Grand
wine recently received a gold medal, exceptional rating
and “best-buy” designation from the Chicago-based
Beverage Testing Institute. The institute is online at
the San Diego competition, the Cedar Creek Pino Grigio
was honored among a field of 1,445 wines from 16
countries that were entered. It was one of 56 to receive
the platinum designation. An additional 310 received a
gold award and 562 earned silver.
Michael Franz, editor of Wine Review and Sommelier
magazines and a former wine columnist for The Washington
Post, praised the wine from Cedarburg.
“Especially when considered in light of its $10 price
tag, this is a wine that should be causing some
sleepless nights among vintners in the northeast of
Italy,” he wrote of the 2016-vintage wine. “It is
instantly recognizable as Pino Grigio on account of its
light color, faint floral aromas, light weight, slight
spritz and lively acidity.
with that noted, it is not just a cookie-cutter
rendition, as it offers a lot more flavor than its
standard-issue Italian counterparts,” he added. “More
sweetness too, one must acknowledge, but the wine is
still well-balanced and very tasty.”
the competition in Michigan, 30 judges from around the
nation completed more than 1,400 tasting evaluations of
wine from eight nations and 27 states or provinces.
Cedar Creek Winery, N70 W6340 Bridge Road, is the sister
winery to Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac under the
direction of winemaker Philippe Coquard. The winery is