Michigan-based St. Julian Winery has been awarded a barrel of medals, including two (2) of the covered “Jefferson Cups” from one of the most esteemed wine competitions in the country. Regarded as the “Olympics” of such competitions, the 19th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational honors the “best of the best” from an accumulative 740 wines pre-selected from each of America’s wine regions. These same two wines were also awarded Double Gold honors, during the 38th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition, which took place November 17-19.
The Jefferson Cup Invitational was founded in 1999 in honor of Thomas Jefferson, who not only fathered the U.S. Constitution but helped champion the international concept of human rights and was a seminal figure in America’s culture, culinary (including wine) and agricultural history.
Noted as the largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. The competition maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts. A medal from this competition has been established as a reliable indication of wine excellence, and wines recognized as medal-worthy by our judges are universally understood to be among the very best.
The family-owned St. Julian, Michigan’s oldest and longest-operating winery, was founded in 1921. In addition to the winery in downtown Paw Paw—where they produce award-winning wines, sparkling juices, spirits and cider—St. Julian operates tasting rooms in Dundee, Frankenmuth, Rockford, Troy and Union Pier.