Wine Wednesday: Keels Creek Brings Home Silver and Bronze

My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, and festivals, to wine-infused events and more. 

Jill M. Rohrbach

Keels Creek Winery, Eureka SpringsThe Cynthiana at Keels Creek Winery in Eureka Springs was already a winner with me. It appears it’s a winner with some wine judges too. Keels Creek Winery won Silver medals for its Cynthiana, Franc’n Zin and Chambourcin Reserve wines, and a Bronze medal for its Vivant wine at the recent Indy International Wine Competition. Attracting more than 3,000 entries, this competition is held annually in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair.

Winemakers from around the world sent their best wines to Indiana for the Indy International Wine Competition, on Aug. 4-6. More than 50 judges traveled to Purdue University from throughout the United States, Europe and Canada to taste, analyze and score the various wines. The Indy International Wine Competition is the largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the United States. Commercial entries from 12 countries and 39 U.S. states were evaluated by distinguished judges that included top winemakers and chefs, marketing executives and wholesalers, writers and journalists, and enologists and winegrowers.

Doug Hausler, Keels Creek Winery, Eureka SpringsCongrats Doug and Edwige!

Edwige Denizen, Keels Creek Winery, Eureka SpringsKeels Creek Winery opened in 2006 in Eureka Springs. The retail wine sales and tasting room are located in a Spanish-style building that is shared with Keels Creek Art Gallery. In addition to its own label, Keels Creek offers one of the largest selections of Arkansas wines in the state. The winery is located at 3185 E. Van Buren; 479-253-9463;

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