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Banner Elk Winery wins gold

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Article Published: Mar. 13, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 13, 2013
Banner Elk Winery wins gold

Banner Elk Winery co-founder Dick Wolfe displays some of the vineyard's cold-hardy grapes, which have resulted in award-winning wines.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Banner Elk Winery was awarded two gold medals for its 2011 Marechal Foch and 2011 Banner Elk Red, as well as a bronze medal for its 2011 Banner Elk White, at the 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition.

The competition was held Feb. 12 in Sonoma County, Calif.

“We are thrilled to have received such high praise for our wines from this international competition,” said Michelle Crevier-Gerukos, a partner in Banner Elk Winery. “Vintner Jeff Walker continues to raise the standards for wines produced in the High Country.”

Banner Elk Winery is located at 135 Deer Run Lane in Banner Elk. The winery offers regular wine tastings. For hours, pricing and more information, call (828) 898-9090 or visit

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