Prairie du Sac, Wisc. – Wisconsin’s own Wollersheim Winery has been named Best White Wine at the 2018 Pacific Rim Wine Competition in San Bernardino, California for their 2017 Dry Riesling.

According to Professional Wine Judge Amy Mullally, Wollersheim’s Dry Riesling is a “fantastic example of the pedigree and attention to detail coming from the Midwest!”

Dry Riesling has long been underrated in the mind of Wollersheim’s 13th generation Winemaker, Philippe Coquard. However, this gentle, nearly-dry white is a wine with escalating recognition, having also been awarded as the 2013 Wine of the Year at the San Diego International Wine Competition.

“This is an absolute thirst-quencher and folks that are not that familiar with Riesling or think they know Riesling will be thankful they took the chance here,” stated Mullally. “What a fine example of this noble grape.”

The Pacific Rim Wine Competition is comprised of over 1,000 entries representing wine regions from the United States, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Italy, France, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Wollersheim Winery is proud to put Wisconsin on the international winery map.

Wollersheim Winery sits on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River, just across from Prairie du Sac. This national historic site was selected by European vintners over 150 years ago. Established as the Wollersheim Winery in 1972, today the vineyards are comprised of 27 acres of French-American hybrid grapes. Wollersheim opened a ground-to-glass distillery in 2015 and is now distilling whiskey, brandy, gin, absinthe and vermouth. Both the Winery and the Distillery are open for tours and tastings from 10 am to 5 pm daily, year-round. For more information, visit www.wollersheim.com