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Published July 20, 2010, 11:21 AM

Stone Hill Winery tops Missouri taste test

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Stone Hill Winery has been named the state’s top winemaker for the second year in a row.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Stone Hill Winery has been named the state’s top winemaker for the second year in a row.

The Hermann-based winery won top honors in seven of the 12 categories at a recent state-wide competition. That includes the 2010 Missouri Governor’s Cup for its 2009 Vignoles, a sweet white wine. The honor recognizes the state’s best wine among the dozen category winners.

Other winning wineries were Les Bourgeois Vineyards of Rocheport; double honoree Pir-tle Winery of Weston; Chaumette Winery of Ste. Genevieve; and Montelle Winery in Augusta.

Thirty-five Missouri wineries submitted 242 entries in the competition. Judges came from wineries outside Missouri, including two from California and two from New York.

The winning wines will be on display in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month.

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