Acres of Land Winery Takes Medals at Mid-American Wine Competition

Kentucky winery scores medals at unique U.S. wine competition last weekend.

Richmond, KY, July 15, 2011 --( Acres of Land Winery of Richmond, Kentucky has been awarded three medals at the 2011 Mid-American Wine Competition in Des Moines, Iowa held June 8 – 10.

Scoring silver medals were Acres of Land Winery’s sweet Concord wine and their Willie Mae’s Blackberry dessert wine. Their Maggie Adams Blush received a bronze medal in competition. To date, the winery has won almost a dozen awards in international wine competitions this year, including a Concordance Gold for their Concord wine in the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition.

The Mid-American Wine Competition focuses only on wines crafted in 16 Middle American states. This competition is unique in that wines are judged against food dishes. According to Chief Judge Doug Frost, “Wine is supposed to be consumed with food. So we …judge these wines in a setting more conducive to wines of balance, and by judging the wine with food, we think we will see a different outcome.”

Sixteen judges took part and were encouraged to look for flavor, terroir and balance in their critiques.

Acres of Land Winery is located on the 400-acre Land family farm near Richmond, Kentucky. Grapes were planted in 2000 and the winery opened in 2005. It is the only winery in Madison County. Acres of Land also has a full service restaurant and offers tours of its vineyard and wine making facility. For more information, please visit or their FaceBook page at

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