The Jefferson Cup wine competition held this past November was a major achievement in Arizona Wine. The Jefferson Cup is an invitation only wine competition held in Kansas City. The wines were judged by some of the industries most well known Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine from across the country, 13 in all. There are no Gold or Silver medals awarded.
Over 630 wines from all of America’s wine regions were selected to compete with just under 300 being awarded “Medals of American Merit”
52 wines won “Medals of American Excellence” and only 22 wines won Jefferson Cups.
In an Amazing feat for Arizona wine and for any winemaker, Eric Glomski (winemaker for Page Springs Cellars and Arizona Stronghold) took home 3 Medals of Merit, 2 Medals of Excellence and 2 out of only 22 Jefferson Cups awarded.
Here is an interview with Eric Glomski just after the awards were announced:
A List of Eric Glomski’s award winning wines:
Page Springs Cellars:
El Serrano 2010, Red Blend, Cochise County | Jefferson Cup
Mourvedre Colibri Vineyards 2010, Cochise County|Jefferson Cup
La Serrana 2010, White Blend, Cochise County | Medal of Excellence
Landscape Page Springs Estate Vineyard 2010, Red Blend, Yavapai County ………Medal of Excellence
Petite Sirah “Page Springs Estate Vineyard” 2010 Yavapai County | Medal of Merit
Pinot Noir “Bonita Springs”, 2010, Graham County | Medal of Merit
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon “Dala” 2009, Cochise County, Arizona | Medal of Merit
For a complete list of Jefferson Cup Competition award winners click HERE