Tuesday, June 09, 2009

West Virginia Wineries Shine at Tamarack!

Vineyards sell award-winning wines at Tamarack tastings

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald reporter

It was truly a taste of West Virginia when Watts Roost Vineyard of Lewisburg brought samples of its wines to Tamarack last month for visitors to taste.

Watts Roost has won state, national and international recognition for its wines.

Its 2006 Landot Noir won the Gold Medal at the 2008 Florida State Fair International Wine and Juice Competition, while the silver medal went to the Greenbrier Red and 2006 Vidal Blanc took the bronze medal.

In the West Virginia Commercial Wine Competition, the 2006 Calico White won both Best of Show and first place among semi-sweet white wines, while the Greenbrier White placed second in the dry white genre.

Tamarack is now hosting wine tastings offered by West Virginia vineyards, according to events director Chris McLaughlin.

“We’ve been doing food tasting here for quite some time,” he said. “We’ve always had an interest in doing wine tastings.

“Sue Acord, who is our wine buyer, is the driving force behind this.”

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— E-mail: jfarrish@register-herald.com