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St. Julian Brings Home 34 Medals from International Eastern Wine Competition


St. Julian Logo (New 2018)St. Julian Winery was recently presented a total of 34 medals—including one “Best of Show,” four “Best of Class” and three “Double Gold” awards—at the International Eastern Wine Competition held February 6-7 in Santa Rosa, CA. St. Julian was one of five Michigan wineries from four distinct federally-recognized American Viticultural Region (AVAs) to participate in the competition.

Started in 1975, this is one of the oldest and longest-running wine competitions in the nation. Wines in this competition are judged simultaneously in two divisions: International Eastern Wine Competition and the West Coast Wine Competition, with traditional awards given in each division and the “Best of Show” winners moving on to compete in the “East Meets West Taste Off” to determine which wine reigns overall.

St. Julian’s 2018 medals included:

Best of Show – Dessert / Late Harvest

  • St. Julian Sunset Michcato

Best of Class

  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Albarino
  • St. Julian Sunset Michcato
  • St. Julian Sweet Revenge
  • A & G Gin Michigan

Double Gold

  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Albarino
  • St. Julian Sunset Michcato
  • A & G Gin


  • Braganini Apple/Cherry Cider


  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Late Harvest Vignoles
  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Serious Rose
  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Traminette
  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Riesling
  • 2016 St. Julian Riesling
  • 2016 St. Julian Riesling Reserve
  • St. Julian Cock of the Walk
  • St. Julian Michcato
  • St. Julian Envy
  • St. Julian Mingle
  • St. Julian Sweet Nancie Traminette
  • St. Julian Sparkling Michcato
  • St. Julian Headgames
  • A & G Brandy
  • Grey Heron Vodka


  • 2015 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc
  • 2015 Braganini Reserve Chambourcin
  • 2015 Braganini Reserve Chancellor
  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Braganini Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2016 St. Julian Pinot Grigio
  • 2017 Braganini Reserve Riesling
  • Braganini Reserve Blanc de Noir
  • Cherry Brandy Michigan
  • A & G Apple Brandy

The family-owned St. Julian, Michigan’s oldest and longest-operating winery, was founded in 1921. In addition to the winery in downtown Paw Paw—where they produce award-winning wines, sparkling juices, spirits and cider—St. Julian operates tasting rooms in Dundee, Frankenmuth and Union Pier (with tasting rooms opening this year in Troy and Rockford).