Martin Brothers Winery wins, again!!!

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

martin broMartin Brothers Winery wins, again!!!

Mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man, (made from fermented honey), produced by Hermann’s newest winery, wins two GOLD awards.

Hermann’s newest winery, Martin Brothers Winery, won two Gold awards from the 2014 World Honey Wine Challenge in Chicago, Illinois on July 14.

Gold was awarded for the Traditional Sweet Mead rated at 91 points (Exceptional) and the Prickly Pear Watermelon Mead rated at 92 points (Exceptional.)

Mead is considered to be the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man dating back 7,000 B.C., and possibly farther than that date.  The Traditional Mead is made from 100% honey that has been fermented.

The Prickly Pear Watermelon Mead was made from hand-sorted prickly pear fruit from the southwest prickly pear cactus and hand-selected watermelon from the “Boys from Chamois” (Paulsmeyer Farm.)

Martin Brothers Winery has been in business for over four years and opened for wine tastings in early May of this year at 1623 Old Iron Road just outside Hermann.  The winemakers are Martin brothers, Patrick and Jonathan, both HermannHigh School graduates (2006 and 2002, respectively.)  Patrick graduated from MissouriS&TUniversity in 2011 with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biology and Chemistry.

The two Gold awards are added to the other two awards received earlier this year: Bronze from the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition in San Francisco, California and Bronze from the 2014 International East Meets West Wine Challenge in Sonoma County, California for the Traditional Sweet Mead.

Unbeknownst to many, the following awards were also received in 2013 for the Traditional Sweet Mead: Silver in the 2013 World Honey Wine Challenge in Chicago, Illinois and Bronze in both the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition and 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.

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