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Awards


2021

Best Of Mankato

  • Best Winery
  • Best Atmosphere
  • Best Patio

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition


Star Tribune's Best Of

  • Best Wedding Venue of Minnesota



2020

Great American Spirits Competition

  • Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Platinum

Great American International Wine Competition


American Wine Society

  • Barrel Gin - Bronze
  • Gin - Bronze
  • 2018 Mn Marquette - Silver
  • Brandy - Gold
  • Itasca - Silver
  • Frontenac - Bronze
  • North Forest Kreme Walnut - Silver
  • North Forest Kreme Maple Bourbon Pecan - Silver
  • North Forest Kreme Huckleberry Vanilla - Silver

San Francisco Chronicles




2019

International Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota




2018

Best Of Mankato

  • Best Winery



2017

Best Of Mankato

  • Best Winery

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Minnesota




2016

Best Of Mankato

  • Best Winery

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Minnesota


International Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota




2015

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Food And Wine Experience, Minnesota


Cold Climate Conference, Minnesota


Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York


Riverside International Wine Competition, California


Best Of Mankato

  • Best Winery

Star Tribune

  • Best Winery

Minnesota Governor’s Cup

  • 2015 La Crescent - After much swishing and spitting, winners have been confirmed at the 2016 International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC), held today at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education Conference Center in St. Paul, MN. The trophy for the best Minnesota grape wine, known as the Minnesota Governor’s Cup, was won by Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery of Kasota, MN, for their single varietal 2015 La Crescent. The Minnesota Governor’s Cup, a lovely large silver ice bucket, recognizes the “Best of Show” or top prize of all Minnesota gold-winning wines. This is the 8th year the traveling trophy has been awarded.



2014

Riverside International Wine Competition, California


Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York




2013

Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota


San Francisco International Wine Competition, California


Riverside International Wine Competition, California


Cold Climate Conference, Minnesota


Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York




2012

San Francisco International Wine Competition, California


Riverside International Wine Competition, California


Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota