The event also drew more than 1, entries in the commercial-wine category. Zdobinski has been an amateur winemaker for more than 20 years. Zdobinski and business partner Jim Meeks have purchased a year-old one-room schoolhouse near the corner of Ohio and Ohio north of Eaton and intend to refurbish it to serve as a winery and tasting room. It will take four years for the newly planted grapevines to produce a commercially viable crop, so plans call for purchasing grapes from other regions to produce as many as 14 wines expected to be on the tasting-room menu when the winery opens. Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Dossey compared winning Winemaker of the Year to an actor winning an Academy Award — the top achievement in a craft. They surprised me. My face turned red. Purple Toad brought home 16 medals, the most of any winery at the competition, which attracted more than 2, entries from 11 countries and 40 states. Purple Toad received four double gold medals, meaning a panel of four judges all awarded those wines a gold.
Yea I know that those kit manufacturers pay for a lot of color glossy full page ads in what proposes to be a legitimate journal for Amateur Winemakers. What is all that???? Sorry Mrs Klebe for the run-on sentences.