Thanks to our skilled and passionate winemaking team, we are thrilled to announce that a number of our wines have recently received awards at two prestigious wine competitions, the 2023 American Fine Wine Competition and the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Getting recognition like this helps us and all Traverse City wineries increase our national visibility.
2021 Arcturos Dry Riesling
Best of Class (93 points) – AFWC
The Best of Class title is only awarded to the best example in each wine category.
Gold – SFCWC
“Riesling from great vineyards and vintages can produce some of the world’s most interesting and age-worthy white wines.”
2020 Arcturos Pinot Blanc
Gold (90 points) – AFWC
Silver – SFCWC
“Pinot Blanc is alluring when young yet can develop a much broader personality and depth over a few years with proper cellaring.”
2020 Arcturos Gamay Noir
Silver (88 points) – AFWC
“Gamay wines are loved for their delicate floral aromas, subtle earthy notes, and surprising ability to pair with food (even fish!).”
2020 Arcturos Solstice Riesling
Silver – SFCWC
“Harvested on the winter solstice, Monday, December 21, 2020, this lush dessert wine displays an intensity reminiscent of ice wine.”
Founded in 2007, The American Fine Wine Competition has become one of the most influential wine invitationals in the country. For a wine to participate, it must be vetted and personally invited by the AFWC acquisition team. This elite wine judging awards medals (bronze, silver, gold, double gold, Best of Class, and Best of Show) and points based on a 100-point scale.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, previously the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, was founded in 1983. With a judging panel of 60 wine industry experts and thousands of entries, the SFCWC has evolved into the largest competition of North American wines in the world.
We are truly honored to have been recognized at these distinguished competitions and proud that we can highlight the quality of wine being made in Michigan. These award-winning vintages will sell out fast, so grab a bottle or two before they are gone!