Sunday, October 29, 2006

Atwater Estate Vineyards Reserve Riesling 2005 Takes Top Prize



Atwater Estate Vineyards Reserve Riesling 2005 Takes Top Prize for Best North American Riesling

October 13, 2006

7th Annual Hyatt National Riesling Challenge Trophy for Best North American Riesling was awarded to Atwater Estate Vineyards 2005 Reserve Riesling . Held in Canberra, Australia, the "Riesling Challenge" has become one of the most important wine competitions is Australia. Sheldrake Point Vineyards of Cayuga Lake, won last year for their 2004 Riesling Ice Wine. This truly establishes the Finger Lakes as the premiere region for Reisling in North America.

“The Challenge is now a truly international competition with over 100 wines from Europe and a growing number from North America,” said Chairman of Judges, Louisa Rose from Yalumba. “The gold and trophy winning wines are truly world class. Their makers should be very proud of their achievement.”

Congrats to the folks at Atwater and the Finger Lakes.