CANANDAIGUA, NY – Hazlitt 1852 Vidal Ice Wine took Best of Show at the International Eastern Wine Competition/East Meets West, in Sonoma, CA recently, and more recently, won Best of Class at the Great American International Wine Competition in Rochester, NY, Jim Trezise at the New York Wine & Grape Foundation reports.
He adds that: “Another Best of Class winner was Wagner Vineyards 2015 Semi-Dry Riesling, with Wagner’s 2015 Dry Riesling winning a Double Gold as well. Other Double Gold winners were Hazlitt Light Port, Merritt Estate Bella Ice, and Silver Springs Merlot.
Gold medals were awarded to 240 Days 2015 Rose; Atwater 2014 Dry Riesling; Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2015 Late Harvest Riesling; Coyote Moon Fire Boat Red; Glenora 2015 Vidal Blanc Iced Wine; Hazlitt Red Cat, 2013 Gewurztraminer, and Cider Tree; Idol Ridge 2014 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine; Knapp 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2014 Dry Riesling; Long Point 2014 Syrah; Montezuma Ice Apple Cider; Schulze Catawba; Silver Springs Pinot Grigio; Swedish Hill 2015 Vidal Blanc; and The Winery at Marjim Manor Heart of Gold.
New York wines won a total of 122 medals.”
As one who grew up in New York State and loved visiting the Finger Lakes as a child, we applaud the region’s development as a producer of great vintages.