Indy winery takes top spot at INDY International Wine Competition

Purdue University hosts the annual INDY International Wine Competition at Purdue University. (WLFI File Photo/Jamie Long)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An Indianapolis winery won the top prize at last week’s international wine contest.

Easley Winery, in Indianapolis, won Wine of the Year in this year’s INDY International Wine Competition held at Purdue University July 29-31. The winery’s 2014 Traminette took the award, beating nearly 2,100 other wines.

For the event, wines from 40 states and 12 countries were judged on appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste.

Indiana wineries won 316 medals — 31 double gold, 45 gold, 158 silver and 82 bronze.

Winemaker of the Year honors also went to an Indiana resident — Ted Huber of Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, from Borden, Indiana. Officials said this award goes to the vintner who wins the most gold medals by brand at the competition.

Huber’s winery also picked up the Winery of the Year award, which is for the “winningest winery,” and his Catawba Rose won Indiana Wine of the Year.

Other state winners include Country Heritage Winery, of LaOtto, which won Indiana’s Farm Winery of the Year; and French Lick Winery, of French Lick, won Indiana Traminette of the Year.

To see a full list of all the medal-winning wines, please visit the INDY international website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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