Satek Wine Gift-Fremont, IN (Photo credit: Steuben Tourism Pictures)
Satek Winery, (260) 495-9463, 6208 N. Van Guilder Road, Fremont, Indiana was awarded 23 medals, including two Concordance Gold Medals for its wines in the INDY International Wine Competition, held last week in West Lafayette.
Satek took Concordance Gold -- better known as Double Gold -- for its 101 Lakes Red and its 2011 Kreibaum Bay Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. Concordance Gold medals are awarded when the entire judging panel unanimously awards the wine a Gold Medal. Satek Winery also won 21 other medals for its wines, including gold medals for its Chardonnay, 2011 and Mango.
“It’s exciting that our best-selling wine, 101 Lakes Red, won a Double Gold. We also were awarded medals across all categories of our portfolio, from dry to semi-dry to sweet to even ice wine and our tawny port. This exemplifies our long-standing philosophy of good wine, good fun for our customers,” said owner and Cellarmaster Larry Satek.
Head Winemaker, Shane Christ, affirmed, “These medals are a tribute to our hardworking staff and particularly our local grape growers.”
The INDY International Wine Competition was held August 1-3 at Purdue University, and winning medals at this show is no small feat. The INDY is the largest independent and scientifically organized wine competition in the United States. Panels of experts from around the world conduct a blind judging to choose the winners. This year nearly 3000 entries came from 15 countries and 43 U.S. states. 50 wine industry professionals were selected to judge, including winemakers, wine writers, sommeliers, enologists, wine grape growers, chefs, wine distributors, and wine retailers.
Pam and Larry Satek opened Satek Winery in the summer of 2001, nestled on a picturesque 16-acre property in Fremont, in the heart of the region known as the “Land of 101 Lakes”. In its eleventh year, Satek Winery will produce more than 100,000 bottles of wine, with 38 varieties. They are open 7 days a week, with free tasting, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.