2016 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition
Gold: Black Strawberry, Chocolate harbor, Chocolate Strawberry, Cranberry, Killer B's, Lauren's Blackberry, and Paducah Peach.
Silver: Allen's Blueberry, Angela's Black Cherry, Black & Bruised, Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon, Paducah Blue, Paducah Harbor, Paducah Plum, Peachberry, and Red Sangria.
Bronze: Berry Dry, Black Currant, Blue Cranberry, Cabernet Franc, June's Red Apple, Moscato, and Strawberry Lemonade.
2016 Wines of the South Regional Wine Competition
Best of Dessert/Fruit: Black Currant
Best of Fruit: Black Peach
Best of Kentucky Fruit: Black Peach
Concordance Gold: Black Currant, Black Peach, and Peachberry
Gold: Lauren's Blackberry and Black Strawberry
Silver: Chocolate Strawberry, Paducah Harbor, and Black and Bruised
Bronze: Allen's Blueberry and Angela's Black Cherry
2015 Kentucky Derby Wine Competition results came in today: Gold- Black Peach, Black & Bruised, Cab Franc, Sangria & Steven's Strawberry, Silver- Paducah Blue, & Moscato. Bronze-Paducah White, Grant's Pomegranate, Allen's Blueberry & Killer B's
The 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Competition results are in. Double Gold, Steven's Strawberry, Gold for Allen's Blueberry, & Black Currant, Silver for Black & Bruised, Black Peach, Cranberry, Lauren's Blackberry and Paducah Peach. This is one of the largest competitions with 3,708 entries, from 27 Countries and all 50 States.
Results for 2015 Heartland Wine Competition. There were 162 entries from 5 States. Purple Toad Winery won 21 medals and "Best of Show-Fruit" for Black Peach. Gold for Lauren's Blackberry, Allen's Blueberry, Steven's Strawberry, Black Currant, Sangria, Black Peach & Gluhwein. Silver for Cab Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Black Shadow, Chardonnay, Paducah Peach, Grant's Pomegranate, Moscato & Paducah Blue. Bronze for Cab Sauv, Riesling, Black & Bruised, PeachBerry, and Paducah Harbor.
Purple Toad Winery just Won "2014 Fruit Wine of the Year" at the Indy International Wine Competition for "Lauren's Blackberry". This is a major award for us as the Indy Competition is one of the largest competitions in the US with over 3,000 entries from across the world. Click Here to view all of the Indy International Wine Competition Awards.
2013 Wines of the South
Purple Toad Winery won 11 medals at the Wines of the South Wine Competition in Knoxville Tn. Concordance Gold for Lauren's Blackberry, Gold for PeachBerry and Black Shadow, Silver for Paducah Blue, & Steven's Strawberry, Bronze for Paducah Harbor, Black & Blue, Paducah Peach, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, & Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wines of the South People's Choice Awards
GOLD Medals for Lauren's Blackberry & Paducah Harbor.
We won the most awards by a KY winery and one of the top 4 awards this year.
1- Dbl Gold, 3- Gold, 7 Silver, & 8 Bronze. We entered 20 wines and won 19 medals.
2013 Kentucky Commissioner's Cup
Purple Toad Winery won 19 awards including the Commissioner's Cup Award for the Paducah Peach, Top KY Sweet/Desert Wine. DBL GOLD, Paducah Peach, GOLD-Sangria, Lauren's Blackberry, & Steven's Strawberry, SILVER- Black Shadow, PeachBerry, Chardonnay, 2011 Cab Franc, 2011 Cab Sauvignon, Pomegranate, & Gluhwein BRONZE- Black & Blue, Paducah Blue, 2011 Merlot, Paducah Harbor, Moscato, 2011 Pinot Noir, Paducah White & Riesling.
About - Kentucky Wine Competition
Sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Commissioner's Cup is the highest recognition awarded in the Commonwealth to the top Kentucky wine of the year in each of the following categories: Dry Red Wine, Dry White, Sweet/Dessert.
We also won the most awards by a KY Winery and the only KY winery with a Double Gold - "Best of Class" We entered 10 wines and won 8 medals
2013 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
Purple Toad Winery won 8 awards at the 2013 INDY International Wine Competition. Dbl GOLD and "Best of Class" for Lauren's Blackberry, GOLD - for Black Shadow, Silver- Paducah Peach, Paducah Harbor, & 2011 Cab Franc, Bronze - Sangria, Black & Blue, & PeachBerry. This is one of the largest competitions in the US.
Indy International Wine Competition
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KENTUCKY COMMONWEALTH COMPETITION
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wineries from Paducah, Lexington, Versailles, and rural Warren County took the most coveted honors at the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition in July in Louisville.
The Paducah Peach wine from Purple Toad Winery of Paducah won the Commissioner's Cup as the Best Sweet Wine and earned one of two double gold honors awarded in the competition. The 2009 Reserve Chambourcin submitted by Wildside Winery of Versailles was named Best Dry Red. The 2012 "Taste of the Sun" Vidal Blanc from Harkness Edwards Vineyards of Lexington took top honors in Best Dry White. The Black Raspberry wine from Reid's Livery Winery of Alvaton took the Commissioner's Cup for Best Boutique Wine. The Commissioner's Cup awards were presented to the best of the gold medal-winning wines that were made of at least 75 percent Kentucky fruit.
"The first Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition was a great success," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. "Dozens of Kentucky wineries participated, and a panel of nationally recognized judges assessed the wines based on their merits. The results of this competition will provide a useful benchmark for Kentucky's wineries as well as consumers. I expect even greater participation in the years to come."
Elk Creek Vineyards earned the only other double gold medal awarded in the competition for its Kentucky Blue Riesling. Gold medals went to Purple Toad (three), Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery of Shepherdsville (three), Wildside (three), Brooks Hill Winery of Brooks (two), Baker-Bird Winery of Augusta, Harkness Edwards Vineyards of Winchester, Old 502 Winery of Louisville, Reid's Livery Winery, Rising Sons Home Farm Winery of Lawrenceburg, Springhill Winery of Bloomfield, and Talon Winery of Lexington.
Purple Toad led the parade to the medal stand with 19 medals, and Wight-Meyer followed with 14.
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