Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery wins another Governor’s Cup with a Norton
By staff writer
The results from the 2014 Missouri Wine Competition was announced last week, and Stone Hill Winery’s 2012 Cross J Norton triumphs again with a tri-fecta earning Best of Class Dry Red, C.V. Riley Award, and the top award for Missouri’s best wine of the year, The Governor’s Cup. This marks the second year in a row for the winery to claim all three awards for one of its prestigious Norton wines.
The Missouri Wine Competition is a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines made in the state. The Governor’s Cup recognizes the best wine in Missouri and was determined by a panel of nine judges from across the U.S and one industry judge.
During the course of the two-day competition, which wrapped up July 16, the judges tasted 300 wines before awarding the Governor’s Cup and C.V. Riley honors to Stone Hill Winery. Throughout the course of the competition, they granted 51 gold medals, 109 silver medals and 88 bronze medals. Thirty Missouri wineries participated in this year’s competition.