Local winery earns bronze medals in national competition

North Folk Winery in Harris earned two bronze medals in the Seventh Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

“The quality of Midwestern wines continues to improve,” said Bob Foster, Director of the Mid-American Wine Competition (MAWC). “These are high quality wines that wine lovers should seek out and try.”

The competition was held July 12-14 and included wines from 14 Midwestern states. Professional wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 66 gold medals, 155 silver medals and 188 bronze medals. Full results can be found at www.midamericanwine.org.

“This marks the seventh consecutive year of the MAWC and we have had the distinction of watching the local wine industry develop into a great representation of our region,” said Chief Judge Doug Frost of Kansas City. “The wine industry throughout the Midwest has evolved into tourist destinations, where wine enthusiasts visit local wineries.”

The judges have over 200 years of cumulative experience in wine production, service and distribution.

North Folk Winery is owned by Mike and Ann Tessneer. It’s located at 43150 Blackhawk Road in Harris, and can be reached at 651-674-7548.