Friday, November 06, 2009

Sakonnet Vineyards' Petite White Continues to Impress

Sakonnet Vineyards' Petite White (Southeastern New England Appellation) was awarded a gold medal with a rating of 92 and was designated one of the Top 10 White Wines for $15 and under at the 2009 World Value Wine Challenge in August. Petite White was also the only white wine named "Exceptional Value," $15 and under, by the Beverage Testing Institute, which conducts the challenge.

Earlier this summer, the Petite White won "Chairman's Best of Class" at the 2009 Long Beach Grand Cru, held in California. From the 1,600 wines entered, Sakonnet's Petite White was among only 50 wines to get the "Chairman's Best of Class" designation at this international wine challenge.

Winemaker Elaine Bernier combined the vineyards' 2007 Vidal Blanc and the 2007 Gewurztraminer to create this award-winning blend.

The winery on Main Road in Little Compton, R.I., can be contacted at (401) 635-8486 or It is a member of the Coastal Wine Trail.

Joanna McQuillan Weeks is food editor of The Standard-Times. Contact her at

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