Oh so we all know, when a Maltese descendant accomplishes an achievement, we all get that: “Ah, am proud to be Maltese” moment. Well this truly is one of them…
I had never heard of Tabone Vineyards, but through a friend I got to know about this vineyard with a name which is MALTESE and the success they have been celebrating… so even though they’re not in Malta, they deserve a mention! You know, Tabone Vineyards took home 17 International Medals!
Tabone Vineyards’ 11 of its estate-grown wines earned medals at the prestigious Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and the Indy International Wine Competition. Between the two events, more than 3,300 wines from around the globe were evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges.
Tabone Vineyard’s 2017 Estate Semi-Sweet Pinot Gris won double gold from the Taster’s Guild. This wine is crisp, fruit-forward and has tropical and starfruit notes. Being an estate winery, 100 percent of the grapes were sourced from Tabone’s estate.
In the Indy competition, Tabone also received a gold medal for its 2014 Estate Riesling. It’s dry, whole-cluster pressed and has notes of nectarine and pear. This riesling was part of Tabone’s first-ever commercial production with a limited production of only 74 cases.
“It is so exciting to be recognised … especially to receive a double gold medal,” says Owner Mario A. Tabone. “I am humbled and honored, and look forward to making more exceptional wines.”
Tabone Vineyards is a Michigan estate winery located on Old Mission Peninsula that produces and bottles wines grown from its 30-acre site, which includes riesling, chardonnay, pinot gris as well as apples, peaches and cherries. Overall, the winery’s focus is on bright, dry, fruit-forward wines. For more, visit tabonevineyards.com or contact owner Mario A. Tabone.
Full List of Awards
2017 Estate Semi-Sweet Pinot Gris |Double Gold Medal, Taster’s Guild
2016 Estate Bubbly Riesling | Silver Medal, Indy
2016 Estate Chardonnay | Silver Medal, Indy & Taster’s Guild
2016 Estate Riesling | Silver Medal, Indy & Taster’s Guild
2016 Estate Oaked Chardonnay | Silver Medal, Taster’s Guild; Bronze Medal, Indy
2017 Estate Pinot Gris | Silver Medal, Taster’s Guild
2017 Estate Sweet Harvest Riesling | Silver Medal, Taster’s Guild; Bronze Medal, Indy
2014 Estate Riesling | Gold Medal, Indy; Silver Medal, Taster’s Guild
2016 Estate Red Wine | Bronze Medal, Indy & Taster’s Guild
2016 Estate Pinot Gris | Bronze Medal, Taster’s Guild
2017 Estate Riesling | Bronze Medal, Taster’s Guild