Congratulations to Les Dupuy and Amy Shurtleff for racking up some amazing wins in several 2021 winemaking competitions! You all know Les and Amy as our two most knowledgeable and indispensable assistants at the Wineworks. Last year they entered the wines they made at the Wineworks into several local and national winemaking competitions and raked in the medals! Just take a look at some of the awards they’ve won!
And here’s a complete list of their awards:
- 2018 Syrah: MD State Fair Best in Show and 1st Place Red Vinifera, American Wine Society (AWS) National Competition Silver Medal.
- 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon: AWS Double Gold and Silver Medals, MD State Fair 2nd and 3rd Places Red Vinifera
- 2019 Pinot Noir: AWS Silver Medal, MD State Fair 4th Place
- 2020 Chardonnay: MD State Fair Reserve Best in Show and 1st Place White Vinifera, AWS Silver Medal
- 2020 Rosé: Frederick Fair: Best in Show Gold and 1st Place Rosé
- 2019 Sauvignon Blanc: Frederick Fair 3rd Place White Dry, AWS Bronze Medal
- 2015 Syrah Port: Frederick Fair 1sr Place Sherry, Ice Wine, Port
This is crazy! Tin Lizzie red wines placed 1, 2, 3 and 4, our Syrah was the Grand Champion and our amazing Chardonnay placed 1st and Reserve Grand Champion at the MD State Fair! Our big. bold Cabs received a Double Gold medal in the AWS national event. And even more amazing our fun Rosé received Best in Show Gold at the Frederick Fair!
Want to win your own awards for your wines? Here’s you chance!
The WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is coming up soon and you can enter the wines you made with us! This is the largest amateur wine event with 1000s of entries, so the competition will be stiff. One of the cool aspects of this competition is that they have category called U-Vint/On Premises Store, which is specifically for winemaking schools like us. Not only can you win your own award for your wine, but if enough of us enter and win individual awards, Tin Lizzie Wineworks might get an award too! How great would that be?
The rules are fairly straight forward but can be a little intimidating with 50 different categories to choose from. There’s a $25 entry fee per bottle submitted. Entries must be received in Vermont by March 21, 2022.
Come on winemakers, let’s do this! It’ll be fun! Contact me if you have any questions or need any help.