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Stone Hill Winery Awarded Best of Class Sparkling and Best of Class Rosé

Stone Hill Winery Takes Top Awards at 2023 National American Wine Competition

Blog Posts / 1.11.24

2023 had an exciting end for Stone Hill Winery. In addition to helping host the American Wine Society in Missouri and raising an incredible amount at our annual Beast Feast fundraiser (read more about it here!), we received some incredible results from the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition. We have participated in their past three competitions and done well, snagging Best of Class Native back to back for our 2017 Norton and 2018 Cross J Norton wines and Best of Class Hybrid last year for our 2020 Reserve Traminette. This year, since the American Wine Society was hosting its annual conference in Missouri, we felt we needed to show them what Missouri can do and entered 21 of our wines into their competition. When the results came back, we were incredibly honored to have received awards for every wine we entered. Even better, two of our wines received Best of Class distinctions, the Blanc de Blancs for the sparkling category and the soon-to-be-released Steinberg Rosé for the rosé category. With only 9 Best of Class distinctions available, we felt overwhelmed to receive both.

In addition, we were elated to see 13 of our wines receives scores of 90 or above. In the wine world, a 90 or above is an outstanding mark winemakers strive to receive from wine critics, so receiving that distinction for more than half of the wines we entered is incredible. The full list of our results is below.

Wine Vintage Medal Score Special Distinction
Stone Hill Winery Blanc de Blancs Gold 94 Best of Class Sparkling
Stone Hill Winery Ozark Hellbender 2021 Double Gold 93
Stone Hill Winery Steinberg Rosé Gold 93 Best of Class Rosé
Stone Hill Winery Norton 2021 Silver 92
Stone Hill Winery Chardonel 2021 Silver 91
Stone Hill Winery Cream Sherry Silver 91
Stone Hill Winery Steinberg White Silver 91
Stone Hill Winery Cross J Norton 2021 Silver 91
Stone Hill Winery Hermannsberger Silver 91
Stone Hill Winery Vidal Blanc 2021 Silver 90
Stone Hill Winery Rose Montaigne Silver 90
Stone Hill Winery Port 2020 Silver 90
Stone Hill Winery Lil’ Ozark Silver 90
Stone Hill Winery Raspberry Silver 89
Stone Hill Winery Late Harvest Vignoles 2022 Silver 89
Stone Hill Winery Pink Catawba Bronze 88
Stone Hill Winery Golden Rhine Bronze 88
Stone Hill Winery Traminette 2022 Bronze 87
Stone Hill Winery Vignoles 2022 Bronze 87
Stone Hill Winery Steinberg Red Bronze 87
Stone Hill Winery Chambourcin 2021 Bronze 87


For more details from the competition, please visit the American Wine Society website here, or if you are a wine fanatic, consider joining your regional chapter yourself!