The Badger Cafe and Pub in Union, owned and operated by chef Michael and Christy Greer, hosted its third annual wild Maine blueberry wine competition last week.

Six Maine wineries entered 13 different wines in this year’s competition. To start the event Michael Greer prepared some tasty treats: blueberry caponata with crostini, and patty pan fritters served with a blueberry aioli.

The judges had to choose one champion in each class (which was new this year) — a dessert wine and a table red. The 100 percent wild Maine blueberry wines ranged in style from dry to sweet. The judges were Sarah Greer, local food and wine entrepreneur, Keri Lupien, former wine consultant for Pine State Trading Co., and Michael Greer, chef and owner of The Badger Cafe and Pub.

The judges chose Bartlett Estate Winery of Gouldsboro Blueberry Oak Dry this year for the table red. This wine has a great oak and fruit balance that makes this a wonderful dry ruby-red food wine. They felt this best represented all of the wines entered in that category.

Savage Oakes Blueberry Pi stood out in the dessert category. Like the juices of a fresh blueberry pie, this wine is loaded with sweet blueberry flavor.