St. Julian Winery was recently presented with several medals during the 18th Annual Jefferson Cup International—the only competition that honors the “best of the best” among wineries from all of America’s wine regions. In all, 750 wines were judged November 16-17 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The two-day competition culminated with the awarding of 16 Jefferson Cup Trophies including one for St. Julian’s 2016 Braganini Reserve Grüner Veltliner in the White Vinifera category. This is the fourth year in a row that the southwest Michigan winery has been awarded Jefferson Cup honors. In 2015 and 2106, top recognition was presented for both Sweet Nancie and Solera Cream Sherry; in 2014, three Cups were given for the 2013 St. Julian Reserve Riesling, 2014 Braganini Reserve Pinot Noir and Solera Cream Sherry.
This year, St. Julian’s 2016 Braganini Reserve Albariño was also a Jefferson Cup nominee and was awarded one of the only 62 Double Gold medals, along with two Gold, seven Silver and six Bronze medals (see below for the complete list). More