More than 2000 wines were entered in the 2016 Indy International Wine Competition, an event that blends history and culture with modern science. Now in its 25th year, the competition is the largest independent wine contest in the United States, with participants ranging from small private winemakers to large commercial wineries.
“Winners use these medals and trophies to promote their products in a variety of ways,” according to Christian Butzke, Perdue University professor and chief judge. “Some go the traditional route of hanging the medals around their bottles in the tasting room, some add the information to their websites and social media pages. But the common factor is that these awards lend credibility to the winners’ marketing. It lets consumers know that the wine has been objectively reviewed by experts and is certified as fine wine. The feedback received from judges can be very useful for winemakers seeking to improve their processes and products and setting or responding to consumer trends.”
Sharrott is pleased to announce that all 5 wines entered in the competition this year brought home medals!
Sharrott’s Winning Wines include:
- Pinot Grigio – Gold Medal
- Vidal Blanc 2015 – Silver Medal
- Vignoles – Silver Medal
- Trio 2013 – Silver Medal
- Barrel Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – Bronze Medal
These award-winning wines are available for purchase in our Tasting Room or Online.