Sunday, June 09, 2013

Shore News (Cape May) Reports NJ Goverenor's Cup 2013


Local vineyards bring home medals in state wine competition 
Saturday, June 08, 2013 09:00 am 
Staff Reports  / Shore News Today (Cape May)
 
Alba Vineyard of Milford was named winery of the year, and wines by several local growers received awards in the New Jersey Wine Competition held recently. The competition is conducted annually by the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension under the supervision of Rutgers University wine expert Gary Pavlis. The 2013 competition featured 250 wines and awarded more than 140 medals.

The medals were awarded at the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Blues & Wine Festival May 19 at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone in Somerset County.

Alba earned six gold medals for its 2010 port, which also won best dessert wine, as well as gold medals for the 2010 Chambourcin, 2010 pinot noir nonvintage raspberry, 2012 Riesling and 2011 Gewurtraminer. The Chambourcin was also named best hybrid wine.

The gold medal and Governor’s Cup for grape wine went to Cedarvale Winery of Logan Township for its 2010 Cabernet Franc. Cedarvale also won a gold medal for its 2012 Strawberry wine and a bronze for its 2012 Nectarine.

The competition is judged by certified wine judges, sommeliers, wine buyers, wine educators and wine retailers, many of whom have been judging for more than 20 years.

The best sparkling wine award went to Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill for its nonvintage Brut Rose, which also won gold.

Among the South Jersey wineries that took medals was Cape May Winery of Cape May, which won silver medals for its nonvintage Isaac Smith Port and 2012 Vidal Blanc and eight bronze medals, one each for its 2012 Riesling, 2011 Isaac Smith Red, 2011 Outer Coastal Plain Red, 2011 Zinfandel, 2011 Pinot Noir, 2011 Barrel Oak Chardonnay, 2011 Merlot and 2010 Isaac Smith Red Reserve.

Bellview Winery of Landisville earned a silver medal for its 2008 Port and four bronze medals, one each for its 2011 Chambourcin and nonvintage Fiesta, Lettizzia and Jersey Devil White.

Coda Rossa of Franklinville won silver medals for the nonvintage Sweet Jane and Blue Moon and four bronze medals for the nonvintage Cab Franc, Tempest, Blackbird and Ameritage.

DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton won a silver medal for its 2012 Diamond American wine and two bronze medals for its 2012 Niagara and 2012 White Sangria.

Hawk Haven Vineyard in Rio Grande won a silver medal for its 2010 Cab Franc and six bronze medals: 2010 Quill, 2012 Albarino, 2011 Chardonnay, non-vintage American Kestrel White, 2010 Petite Verdot and 2011 Chardonnay Reserve.

Jessie’s Creek Winery in Cape May County took home a silver medal for its 2010 Merlot and bronze medals for the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Chardonnay.

Natali Vineyards of Cape May Court House took bronze medals for three nonvintage wines – its Tempranillo, Dolcetta and Blackberry.

Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton earned a silver medal for its nonvintage Antonio Rosso and bronze medals for the nonvintage Concetta’s Casalinga and Empire.

Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City won three silver medals for its nonvintage Riesling, Royal Rouge and Noah and 10 bronze medals: nonvintage Blue Champagne, 2011 Burgundy, 2011 Chianti, 2011 Cynthiana Reserve, 2011 Chardonnay Premium, and nonvintage Fresello Red, American Champagne Chablis, May Wine and White Port. Sharrott Winery in Blue Anchor captured a gold medal for its nonvintage Wicked, three silver medals for the 2010 Chardonnay Unoaked, 2011 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay and 2011 Dry Rose and four bronze medals for the nonvintage Blueberry, 2010 Cab Franc, 2010 Trio and nonvintage Vignoles.

Tomasello Winery of Hammonton won a gold medal for its nonvintage Blackberry, two silver medals for the 2010 Vintage Port and 2010 Chambourcin and bronze medals for the 2010 Cab Franc, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and nonvintage Cherry.

Turdo Vineyards of Cape May won three bronze medals for its 2011 Turis Sangiovese, 2008 Turis Nebbiolo and 2011 Turis Persara.

Valenzano Winery in Shamong earned two silver medals for its nonvintage Shamong Red Reserve and Jersey Devil Port and four bronze medals for the 2009 Merlot Reserve, nonvintage Labrusca and Shamong White and 2010 Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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