(JEFFERSON CITY) The Missouri Wines, 2017 Governor Cup was awarded to the Held family, owners of Stone Hill Winery in Hermann. Stone Hill received the prestigious award as a result of being voted 2017s Best Wine in Missouri. The champion wine consisted of a Dry Red, 2015 Norton. Hundreds of Missouri wines are judged annually through blind taste tests by experts from across the country to crown the Governors Cup Champion. The Missouri Wine Industry consists of over 130 wineries contributing more than 1.7 Billion to Missouri economy annually.

It was a privilege and honor to be present at such a special event in Hermann, MO. The Held family is such a great and deserving family to receive this award. When you consider what the Held family has done through Stone Hill Winery over the decades, they are truly pioneers in the Missouri Wine industry. Business like Stone Hill Winery are what makes Missouri so special and unique.