Kentucky wineries will put their products to the test at a competition in Louisville this summer. Nationally recognized judges will sample the Bluegrass State wines at the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition on July 27 in Louisville. The competition is open to wines from licensed Kentucky small-farm wineries. The judges will award gold, silver and bronze medals.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says Kentucky wines have improved significantly in recent years. He says the competition will honor the quality of the best wines and educate consumers and wineries about the characteristics of great wines. Commissioner's Cup awards will honor the "best of the best" among the gold medal winners. A wine must be produced from a minimum of 75% Kentucky fruit to be eligible for the Commissioner's Cup.