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Jerry D Mead's 2018 NWIWC Medals

Just got our medals for the 2018 Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition, more commonly known as NWIWC. We're so proud to show off our Double Gold Medal for our amazing Lady Pearl Strawberry Moscato inspired wine. Best of Class & Gold Lady Pearl Gold Elderberry Mead, Peach Sangria, Silver Elderberry Spiced, Red Dirt Rose, Bronze Mead, and Raspberry Sangria.

Wyldewood Cellars thriving on family roots

BY ADAM SUDERMAN from the Derby Informer -  Dr. John Brewer first took his entrepreneurial interests to the professional wine industry 23 years ago. Since that year, Brewer and his family’s company, Wyldewood Cellars, has become one of the nation’s biggest elderberry-based businesses in the United States with wines, jellies, jams and juice concentrates. The company sells its products in retail locations across Kansas, including Wichita, Paxico, Overland Park and its main location in Peck off of I-135. Seven years ago, the company made its first jump outside of Kansas to open Wyldewood Cellars in St. Joseph, Ill. TO READ MORE visit

INDY International Wine Competition 2017

So very excited to have won more medals in the INDY International Wine Competition 2017. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized. Silver Sweet Honey Mead, Elderberry Blackberry Mead, Elderberry Mead, Lady Pearl, Bronze Blackberry Mead, and Traminette.

Great American International Wine Competition 2017

Our Medals from the Great American International Wine Competition have arrived! The Raise A Glass FoundationTM is a registered NY 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help save and improve the lives of adults and children around the world. We accomplish our mission by collecting and donating to deserving charities a valuable asset – thousands of award-winning bottles of wine, beer and spirits – which they use in their fundraising galas, dinners, auctions and other events. Double Gold Spiced, Silver Lady Dulce, Bronze Lady Pearl, and Indulge Me.

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2017

We want to thank each and every one of you who voted in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. We made it to the top 100 (garnering over 1000 votes), and now we're waiting to hear if we make it to the top. UPDATE: We didn't win, but we appreciate all your votes to get us to the top.

Ok Kosher Certification

Wyldewood Cellars, Inc. Elderberry Wines and Concentrate are now certified by OK Kosher Certification. This includes our Elderberry Wines from Dry to Sweet. Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of kashrut (Jewish dietary law). Food that may be consumed according to halakha (Jewish law) is termed kosher in English, meaning "fit" (in this context, fit for consumption), via Wikipedia.

2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Tasters Guild International, a Wine and Food Appreciation Society, has announced the results of its 21st Annual Consumers' Wine Judging held in Port Aransas, Texas, on September 30, 2016. Gold Lady Dulce, Elderberry Mead, Spiced Wine, Silver Lady Pearl, Peach, Elderberry Blackberry, Traminette, Bronze Elderberry, and Wylde Valley Red.

Wedding for a HERO

Ariel and Sean got married on Sept 17, 2016. The ceremony was performed by Ariel's uncle and it was a beautiful time shared by family and friends. It had been torrential raining the day before, but the skies cleared and the day was perfect for the entire celebration.

We want to thank the following vendors for helping out with our Wedding for a Hero: To Be Events for their Wedding Coordination, Beauti Control for Makeup, Salon Flawless for Hair & Nails, Tomorrow's Memories for the entire wedding parties Formal Wear, Mary's Unique Florist for the Bridal Bouquet and the Groom's Boutonnaire, Rowans Flowers for flowers for the rest of the wedding Party, Mama D'z Catering for the Wedding Dinner, Pig-In Pig-Out for the Rehearsal Dinner, Big Ticket Limo for transportation to the ceremony, as well as Artistic Limo for transporting the Bridal Party, Cheri's Bakery for the Wedding & Grooms Cakes, Morgan Arnce for their Photography Services, Accent Mobile Music for... well... Music, White Wing Doves for using their doves, Invitations by CJ Wolf for the entire wedding invite package, Fred Meyer Jewelry of Derby for the Groom's Ring, Best Western Governors Inn & Suites for the Bridal Suite, and Terry North (Ariel's Uncle) for officiating the wedding.

2016 INDY International Wine Competition

2016 INDY International Wine Competition In Mid-August Dr. John and his daughter Tracie attended the INDY International Wine Competition 2016, at Purdue University. Wyldewood Cellars Winery submitted nine wines and won nine medals. Tracie started the process to become a wine judge with the INDY program. We are excited to watch her grow and gain more knowledge on wines. Gold Lady Pearl, Silver Lady Dulce, Proprietors Reserve, Green Devil (Jalapeño), Traminette, Bronze Red Dirt Rosé, Mead, Elderberry Mead, and Chardonnay.