Herald-Republican, Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Satek ranks as top winery,
wins top honors in annual competition.
FREMONT - Satek Winery near
Fremont edged into the company of top ranked Indiana wineries with two
gold medal wins at the 2004 Indiana State Fair Indianapolis
International Wine Competition this month.
The vintner amassed 21 medals in the nation's third largest wine
competition, more than any other Indiana winery. In addition to the
golds, winery owners Pam and Larry Satek earned seven silver and 12
Dual honors came in the form of the gold medal and Best in Class for
Satek's homegrown DeChaunac, a dry red wine made from grapes grown in
the family's Lake James vineyard. Imported grapes went into the making
of Satek's gold medal-winning Riesling.
The winery also tied for first place with Huber Wmery in the Indiana
Governor's Cup competition. Although Huber eventually claimed the prize
in a subsequent tie-breaker, this marked the first year that a winery
other than Huber, Oliver or Chateau Thomas finished first in the regular
competition, the Sateks said. ...
This year's competition included over 3,600
entries from 17 countries.