The state’s only wine degree programs, offered by Kent State University at Ashtabula, has hired Edward Trebets to lead the future development of the degrees and serve as a full-time faculty member in the two associate degree programs. Trebets is an award-winning winemaker most recently of Debonné Vineyards and Grand River Cellars in Madison, Ohio. In his tenure as winemaker, he was awarded over 950 medals: 200 gold and double gold, numerous silver and bronze medals, and 14 Best of Show for his wines in competitions ranging from the Great Lakes Wine Competition and the Finger Lakes International to the Florida State Fair and the Los Angeles County Fair. Trebets was also the winemaker for Debonné’s 2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine that won the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition for best dessert wine.
News Artle by Taste of Ohio, Ohio Grape Industries