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Stone Hill Winery wins Missouri Governor’s Cup

Stone Hill Winery has won the 2013 Missouri Governor’s Cup in recognition for producing the best wine in the state. The Hermann, Mo., winery was honored for its 2011 Estate Bottled Norton, a dry red wine.

The competition was sponsored by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board.

The Governor’s Cup winner was selected from the 10 “Best of Class” wines.

Stone Hill also won the C.V. Riley Award for best Norton, the official state grape of Missouri.

Judges determined the awards through a series of blind tastings of 306 wines. This year, 37 wineries participated in the competition, and judges awarded 39 gold medals, 102 silver medals and 103 bronze winners.

“This year, more wines were entered than ever before, which is a direct reflection of the quality of wines Missouri is producing,” said Jim Anderson, executive director of the wine and grape board.

For a complete list of winners, go to missouriwine.org.

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