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Leelanau, Grand Traverse Wines Score At National Competition

July 9, 2021

Several area wineries were among the winners at the recent American Fine Wine competitions. They were led by Bel Lago Winery, Chateau Chantal, the Winery at Black Star Farms and Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

Bel Lago won Best of Class for its 2018 Dry Riesling and Double Gold for its Cabernet Franc and Auxerrois white varietal. Chateau Chantal won a Double Gold for Amour, its Sweet Rosé. Black Star Farms won Double Gold for Arcturos, its Dry Riesling and for Arcturos, its Pinot Gris. Brys Estate won double gold for its Reserve Off Dry Riesling.

Among the other winners were:
Pinot Noir
GOLD Bel Lago 2017
SILVER Black Star Farms A Capella 2017

Red Bordeaux Blend
GOLD Bel Lago French Valley 2016
GOLD Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Vineyard Left Bank 2019
GOLD Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery 2019
SILVER Brengman Brothers the GUDsht 2018  
SILVER Brengman Brothers Right Bank 2019

Chardonnay
SILVER Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Naked Chardonnay 2020
SILVER Bel Lago Reserve 2017

Sauvignon Blanc
SILVER Brengman Brothers 2020
SILVER Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery 2020
SILVER Winery at Black Star Farms Arcturos 2019

Dry Riesling
GOLD Bel Lago 2017

Off Dry Riesling
GOLD Winery at Black Star Farms 2019

Viognier
SILVER Brengman Brothers Timberlee Vineyard 2019

Other White Blends
SILVER Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyard 2020

Other White Single Varietal
GOLD Brengman Brothers Chenin Blanc 2020
GOLD Winery at Black Star Farms Gruner Veltliner 2018

Sparkling Rosé
GOLD Black Star Farms (Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Marquette) 2018
SILVER Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery (Cabernet Franc, Merlot) 2020
SILVER Chateau Chantal (Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc)
SILVER Laurentide Winery (Cabernet Franc, Merlot) 2020

Dry Rosé
GOLD Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery (Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot) 2020
SILVER Amoritas Vineyards Pinot Gris 2020
SILVER Brengman Brothers Pinot Noir 2020
SILVER Brengman Brothers (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) 2020

Sweet Rosé
GOLD Black Star Farms

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