The 2019 Ohio Wine Competition was held May 13-15 at Kent State University Ashtabula. There were a total of 288 entries with 219 receiving medals. You can see a complete list of the medals awarded, both by category and medals at 2019 Ohio Wine Competition Results Book.

Congratulations to everyone who received a medal, as well as to the following 2019 Best of Show Award-Winners:

Overall Best of Show/Best of Ohio: Ferrante Winery, Gewurztraminer, 2017, Grand River Valley
Best of Show/Best of Ohio White Wine: Ferrante Winery, Signature Series Riesling, 2017, Grand River Valley
Best of Show/Best of Ohio Red Wine: Laurentia Vineyard and Winery, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Stoltz Block, 2016, Grand River Valley
Best of Show Blush/Rosé Wine: Heineman Winery, Pink Catawba, Non‐vintage, Lake Erie
Best of Show Fruit/Specialty Wine: Vinoklet Winery, “Sweet Jackie”, Blackberry, Non‐vintage, American
Best of Show Dessert Wine: Vinoklet Winery, “Passion”, Blueberry, Non‐vintage, American
Best of Show/Best of Ohio Ice Wine: Gervasi Vineyard, “Sognata”, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Non‐vintage, American

“Best of Ohio” designation was awarded to the “Best of Show” wines that were made from a minimum of 90% Ohio‐grown American/Labrusca, Hybrid and Vinifera grape varieties, and have received the Ohio Quality Wine seal designation.