Two K Farms of Suttons Bay, MI was awarded the Best of Class Riesling Trophy (sponsored by the International Riesling Foundation) and a Triple Gold Medal for its 2017 Riesling at the judging held in December 2019. Two K Farms was also awarded Gold Medals for it’s 2017 Bubbly Riesling, Kingston Black Single Variety Cider and their New World Cider, a blend of traditional and heirloom American apple varieties. Two K Farms was also awarded the special Terroir Award for the best use of local fruit in the making of its wines and ciders.
The competition was founded in 1982 and has long been considered one of the most scientifically valid competitions. The event’s carefully written rules are based on those created by Professor Maynard Amerine at the University of California, Davis, the premier institution for winemaking in the U.S. The panel of judges consists of twenty-six of the most highly respected winemakers and wine industry professionals in the U.S., and all wines and ciders are evaluated with an eye to regional identity and a comprehensive understanding of all the varieties and styles of wine and cider.
These awards continue the impressive list of competition results for Two K Farms in 2019, including two prestigious Jefferson Cup Awards in the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition for their 2017 Riesling and Rose Cider and numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in other competitions.
About Two K Farms:
Two K Farms was purchased in 2010 by the Koskela family and is owned and operated by the two brothers, George and Max Koskela. Located on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula just minutes north of Traverse City, the farm is nestled in a valley with a unique micro-climate perfect for growing heirloom cider apples and wine grapes. The brothers officially opened the doors to their tasting room the summer of 2018. It rests high on one of the hills of the farm offering visitors’ panoramic views of the West Grand\Traverse Bay, Power Island and beyond. All of their hard ciders and wines are grown and produced on-site at the farm’s state of the art cidery/winery.