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St. Julian Celebrates Several Award Wins from the 2024 Michigan Governor's Cup Awards

Paw Paw, Mich. – St. Julian Winery & Distillery, Michigan’s most-awarded winery, celebrates another highly-awarded year in the 2024 Michigan Governor's Cup Awards.

The Michigan Governor’s Cup Awards is a unique wine competition that is hosted in partnership between the Beverage Tasting Institute and the Michigan Wine Collaborative. This statewide competition, now in its second year, utilizes a series of professional blind tastings to rate and rank a set of Michigan produced wines, meads, and ciders. 

St. Julian received the Best of Category and gold medal for its St. Julian Braganini Reserve Harvest Select Vignoles within the Sweet category as well as the Best of Category and gold medal for its St. Julian Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc in the Vinifera Red category. 

“Winning these awards is validation of our winemaking philosophy and our commitment to producing wines that are not only delicious, but also authentic and true to our region's heritage,” expresses Nancie Oxley, Vice President of Winemaking. “Our team is passionate about crafting wines that can stand on their own merit. To have our efforts recognized is a huge honor and a testament to the quality and consistency of our wines.”

In addition, St. Julian Braganini Reserve Mountain Road Estate Riesling and St. Julian Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc were announced as Full Governor's Cup Case Winners. St. Julian also honorably received 17 silver medal and seven bronze medal wine recognitions between its Braganini Reserve line and other wine offerings. 

“The entire St. Julian team is celebrating the result of this competition," shares Apollo Braganini, President of St. Julian Winery & Distillery. "We are very proud to be carrying on the legacy of our winery's founders and look forward to continuing to produce award-winning wines that delight and inspire our customers."

Many of the wines submitted to this year’s competition were originally St. Julian Wine Club wines, which are exclusive just for club members. Wine Club Members receive exclusive access to these award-winning wines, some of which are never released to the general public due to limited availability.

For more information and to view a full list of winners, please visit the article on Michigan Wine Collaborative’s website by clicking here. To learn more about the St. Julian Wine Club click here or to find the nearest St. Julian tasting room click here

About St. Julian Winery & Distillery

St. Julian Winery & Distillery is Michigan’s largest and longest-operating winery and has been family-owned since its founding in 1921. In addition to the winery in downtown Paw Paw where they produce hundreds of award-winning wines, sparkling juices, spirits and hard cider, St. Julian Winery & Distillery also offers tasting rooms in Dundee, Frankenmuth, Rockford, Troy and Union Pier and distributes to thousands of retail partners throughout the Midwest. In addition, St. Julian Winery & Distillery has one of the most innovative and robust Wine Club offerings, as well as a newly created Sprits Club, highlighting the best in Michigan Craft products.

About Michigan Wine Collaborative

The Michigan Wine Collaborative is the voice of the Michigan wine industry. Its mission is to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the Michigan wine industry by supporting wineries, growers and other businesses and individuals connected to the industry – today and for future generations.