There were wines from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California and from across the United States—1600 wines in all—entered at the 2010 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition held in San Bernadino, California. But it was a Leelanau County (Michigan) wine that garnered the Best White Wine award. The congratulations goes to Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery’s 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling. "We were all smiles when we learned of the Best Pacific Rim White Wine award," says Charles Edson, the proprietor/winemaker at Bel Lago.
Established in 1987, Bel Lago is located in the hills above Lake Leelanau in Cedar, Michigan. bellago.com.
Wine Tips, Tours and Travel in Traverse City, Old Mission and Leelanau
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- Savor Leelanau’s Wine Country
- Making Ice Wine in Northern Michigan
- Four Holiday Sparking Wines in Northern Michigan
- An Interview with Larry Mawby of L. Mawby Vineyards
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- Video: Sit Back and Tour Northern Michigan Wine Country
- Northern Michigan Sparkling Wines
- Water and Wine Weekends
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- Video: Chateau Grand Traverse Talks Rieslings
- Michigan Beer and Wine Dinners at Boyne
- Video: Mark Johnson of Chateau Chantal Demonstrates Wine Tasting
- Traverse City’s Urban Winery
- See Wine Country by Bike
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- Video: Sommeliers Come to Northern Michigan to Taste Leelanau Wines