Parallel 44 Wins Best Overall Wine at Recent Competition

Parallel 44 was a two-time winner of Best Overall Wine at the fifth annual Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition, hosted by the Wisconsin State Fair on June 25. Parallel 44’s Petite Pearl was recognized this year, and last year it was for La Crescent. Parallel 44’s sister winery, Door 44, also received Best in Show Sparkling wine honors for its Bubbler sparkling wine. This was also the second year in a row that Door 44 received this honor. Parallel 44’s long standing popular wine, Frozen Tundra Original, also received Best in Show honors.

“What I find most gratifying is that we received the most medals of any winery for wines made from Wisconsin-grown grapes. That’s because in the end, our goal is to produce world-class wines that just happen to come from Wisconsin,” said Steve Johnson who is the winemaker and co-owner with his wife Maria Milano.

Overall all 25 wines entered by Parallel 44 and Door 44 received medals, resulting in a total of five double gold medals, two gold medals, 12 silver medals, and six bronze medals. To learn more, visit