Michigan Wine Competition

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Michigan's breathtaking views provide more than eye candy. The state's unique landscape is perfect for growing a variety of grapes and our collection of talented winemakers are taking full advantage. Each year, entries into the Michigan Wine Competition are raising the bar.

In 2015, judges awarded the top Best of Class awards to eight wines from a group of 63 gold medal winners, including 14 double gold.

Christopher Cook, competition superintendent, described the Best of Class round for Dry Red wines as "one of the best flights of dry red wines that I have tasted in any competition this year."

Save the Date

The 2016 Gold Medal Reception will take place on Thursday, August 4 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Savor the opportunity to sample the 2016 Michigan Wine Competition medal winners. Tickets available soon!


The 2015 Michigan Wine Competition

Michigan Wine Competition Logo

2015 Gold Medal Reception - August 20

Medal Winners from the 2015 Michigan Wine Competition

Letter to Wineries from Superintendent Chris Cook (PDF)

2015 Entry Booklet (PDF)

2015 "New and Important This Year" (PDF)

2015 Entry Form (PDF)

2015 Riesling Sweetness Scale Form and Guidelines (PDF)

Judges for the 2015 Michigan Wine Competition (PDF)




Scenes from the 2011 Gold Medal Reception!