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Colorado Cleans Up at the 2013 Denver International Wine Competition

Date: 09/16/13

Seven Colorado wineries take home medals, receive entry to Denver International Wine Festival Nov. 6-10


DENVER, Colo. (September 13, 2013) – Colorado wineries have been making a name for themselves lately, and this year, seven of them took home medals from the 2013 Denver International Wine Competition (DIWC). The 9th annual DIWC took place Sept. 7-8 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo. More than 750 wines were entered by winemakers from all over the world, and a total of 261 medals were awarded, including two “Best of Shows” and 11 Double Golds. Medal winners receive entry to the 9th annual Denver International Wine Festival (DIWF), a wine and food festival showcasing more than 400 international wines from 18 countries, in its new, more spacious location at the luxurious Omni Interlocken Resort, Nov. 6-10.

The seven award-winning Colorado wineries earning medals were Balistreri Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery, Creekside Cellars, Graystone Winery, Talon Winery, Meadery of the Rockies and St Kathryn Cellars.

This year’s multi-day festival brings to Colorado exquisite food and wine, and several special events with stars from the world of food and wine, including a new Julia Child Tribute Champagne Luncheon, and promises to be the best one yet.

The top winners of the Denver International Wine Competition are:

2013 Best Of Show Winners

Double Gold
Best White Wine
Davis Bynum, 2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA

Double Gold
Best Red Wine
Olympic Cellars, 2009 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, WA

2013 Single Label Design Winner
Vladmir Raska, Rulandske Modre, Czech Republic

The full results can be seen here.

DIWF host Omni Interlocken Resort has a limited number of special festival room rates available at $99/night. Click here or call 303.438.6600 for reservations.

Click here more information on the Denver International Wine Festival.

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