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Basehor-based Holy-Field takes top honors at wine competition

July 16, 2015

Holy-Field Winery, located in Basehor, received four gold medals, including a Sweepstakes winner for Valvin Muscat, in the Ninth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held July 10-12 at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

In addition, Holy-Field Winery received three silver medals and three bronze medals. The competition included wines from 12 Midwestern states. Professional wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 95 Gold medals, 167 Silver medals, and 167 Bronze medals.

“This marks the ninth consecutive year of the MAWC and we have had the distinction of watching the local wine industry develop into a great representation of our region,” said Chief Judge Doug Frost of Kansas City. “The wine industry throughout the Midwest has evolved into tourist destinations, where wine enthusiasts visit local wineries. This helps the local economy and area wine industry.”

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