Birds, IL, June 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Purgatory Cellars/White Owl Winery, (whiteowlwinery.com) of Birds, Illinois has just been informed that all five of their wines entered in the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition have won awards. The competition was held June 8 – 10, 2009 in Urbana, Illinois.
The wines to take medals for Purgatory Cellars/White Owl Winery were:
Persimmon Solera Silver
Purgatory Red Silver
Purgatory White Silver
Sensuous White Bronze
Five Buck Huck Bronze
According to winery co-founder and marketing director, Joy Neighbors, this was the first competition where all five of the Purgatory Cellars line of wines had been entered together.
Close to 300 commercial wines were evaluated by 13 judges. Judging criteria was based on color, balance, clarity, taste and finish. Only Illinois commercial wineries were allowed to compete in this competition.