Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New York Gold Found In San Diego

New York state took gold at the recent San Diego International Wine Competition, with Riesling and Cabernet Franc leading the way.

Heron Hill Winery, one of the oldest and finest Rieslnig producers of in the Finger Lakes, took Gold medals for its 2004 Johannisberg Riesling and 2004 Late Harvest Riesling.

Also a winner was the 2006 Semi-Dry Riesling from neighboring Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, another consistent winner which sparked the “vinifera revolution” in the eastern United States.

Red Newt Cellars on Seneca Lake copped two Golds for its regular 2005 Cabernet Franc and the 2005 Cabernet Franc Reserve.

Merritt Estate Winery in the Lake Erie Region also won a Gold medal for its nonvintage Bella Rosa.

A continually updated list of New York ’s winners is available at under the “New York Gold” section, searchable by competition or type of wine. It’s your personal shopping list for wine.