Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finger Lakes Rieslings Win in France!

Riesling du Monde is an annual wine judging held in Strasbourg, France which focuses only on Riesling wines from around the world. New York wines have done well in the past, but this year set a new Gold standard.

Medaille d'Or (Gold medals) went to Anthony Road Winery 2009 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling; Belhurst Winery 2009 Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling; and Fox Run Vineyards 2008 Finger Lakes Riesling Reserve. Silver medals (equivalent to Gold in many competitions) went to Keuka Lake Vineyard 2009 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling Evergreen Lek Vineyard; and Red Tail Ridge 2009 Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling.

It's interesting that, except for the Keuka Lake wine, all four winners are from the northwestern end of Seneca Lake, within 10 miles of each other, and within 3 miles for Fox Run, Red Tail Ridge, and Anthony Road. Obviously, something good is going on there! These were the only American wines to win any medals. We are happy to make entries more affordable, and to consolidate wine shipment, through our NYWGF wine competitions program.

- Jim Trezise, The Wine Press (4/16/2011)