Indiana wineries win medals in national and international wine competitions throughout the year.
Wines entered at wine competitions are judged independently by qualified wine judges. Competition results offer an unbiased view of a winery's wine. Wines are judged based on the true character of the wine grape ~ For example: Does this Chardonel look, smell and taste like a Chardonel wine should?
Wines can be awarded a gold medal, silver, bronze or no medal. Special awards are given to exceptional wines. When unsure of which wine to choose at the winery or store, award lists are helpful in selecting wines that are well-made.
Over 2,000 entries from 11 countries and 40 US states will be evaluated by our distinguished judges at the 2016 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized.Fifty-two judges traveled to West Lafayette from across North America to review approximately 120 wines a day based on appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste. Judges receive the wines in numbered glasses, lessening the chance of recognizing a wine by its bottle and label art.
The Indy International Wine Competition is hosted by Purdue University and coordinated by the Purdue Wine Grape Team.