Rolling Forks Vineyards of Glenwood, Minnesota, receives national recognition

Rolling Forks Vineyards earned top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for three of its locally made wines.

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Rolling Forks Vineyards winemakers Darrien Wallin, left, and Joe Cihlar.
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GLENWOOD — Rolling Forks Vineyards of Glenwood recently earned top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for three of its locally made wines, according to a news release from Rolling Forks Vineyards.

The vineyard’s 2020 LaCrescent and 2020 Marquette both earned Double Gold awards, and their 2021 Frontenac Blanc garnered a Gold distinction.

Joe Cihlar, co-owner, and Darrien Wallin serve as resident winemakers for Rolling Forks Vineyards.

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Melanie Cihlar is co-owner.

The competition, held annually in San Francisco, California, is hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle and brings together winemakers throughout the United States for the largest competition of North American Wines.


In 2023, more than 60 judges from various North American wine regions evaluated 5,500 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries.

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