Friday, March 02, 2007

East Coast Wineries Shine in Recent Wine Spectator


The reputation of east coast wineries may not be happening fast enough for some, but the reputation of the region is absolutely growing, especially within the confines of the industry's most prominent magazine, Wine Spectator.


In the Ultimate Buying Guide, January 31 - February 28,2007 issue, New York and Virginia shone especially well. Other east coast states featured included New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Many wineries fared very well, but too much to list here. So, performing a little editing, and avoiding a lawsuit, I will tell you which wineries achieved at least a score of 85 for at least one of their wines. For those skeptical of east coast quality, the list will be a shocker. For many believers, it's still more than you think.


New York boasted:
Atwater Estate
Bedell Cellars
Bloomer Creek
Brotherhood
Chateau Lafayette Reneau
Corey Creek
Fox Run
Dr. Konstantin Frank
Heron Hill
Hosmer
Jamesport
King Ferry
Lamoreaux Landing
Macari
Meredith Vineyards
Millbrook
Osprey’s Dominion
Paumanok
Pellegrini
Raphael
Rd Newt Cellars
Ronoke Vineyards
Sheldrake Point
Sherwood House
Shinn Estate
Ternhaven
Vineyard 48
Warm Lake
Wolffer Estate
Virginia:
Linden
Williamsburg


Mount Pleasant in Missouri, Flat Creek in Texas, and Spanish Valley in Utah also drew the same distinction.


For more information buy this issue or go to: www.winepsectator.com