Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Congrats Long Point Winery

At the Wineries Unlimited event at Valley Forge, PA, I had the good fortune to meet Gary Barletta. A very nice, genial man. We chatted at one of the booths where we met, and then later on I happen to see him elsewhere - on the cover of Finger Lakes Wine Gazette.

Long Point Winery is a recent addition to the Cayuga Wine Trail of New York State. Long Point Winery owner and vintner Gary Barletta, and his wife Rosie, collected over 60 awards in his 23 years as an amateur wine maker. Specializing in dry red wines, Gary has now enjoyed professional success winning medals in both national and international wine competitions. Long Point opened their doors in May 2000.

Gary's wines at Long Point Winery has brought home lots of hardware from the New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition held at the fairgrounds on June 14, 2006:
Long Point Winery 2005 Long Point Semi-dry Riesling Double Gold
Long Point Winery 2003 Long Point Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Long Point Winery 2004 Long Point 2004 Merlot Silver
Long Point Winery 2005 Long Point Dry Riesling Silver

And at the April 8th Seneca Wine Trail Golden Nose Awards:
Long Point Winery-2002 Cabernet Franc Silver
Long Point Winery-2003 Chardonnay Silver

It sounds like we all need to go see what going on on the east side of Cayuga Lake. And congrats to Gary and Rosie!!

Long Point Winery
1485 Lake RoadAurora, New York

Directions: Located 5 miles north of King Ferry Winery and 2 miles south of Aurora and Wells College.
Phone: 315.364.6990
Fax: 315.364.6713
Hours: March & April, weekend hours only: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5:30 pm. May, June, November & December: Monday-Thursday Noon-5pm, Friday-Sunday see weekend hours above. July, August, September, October: Monday-Thursday 11am-5:30 pm, and weekend hours. Closed January & February.