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Sunday, June 09, 2013
Shore News (Cape May) Reports NJ Goverenor's Cup 2013
vineyards bring home medals in state wine competition
June 08, 2013 09:00 am Staff
Reports/ Shore News Today (Cape May)
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.
were awarded at the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Blues & Wine
Festival May 19 at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone in Somerset County.
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
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.
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.
sparkling wine award went to Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill for its
nonvintage Brut Rose, which also won gold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vineyards of Cape May Court House took bronze medals for three nonvintage wines
– its Tempranillo, Dolcetta and Blackberry.
Winery in Hammonton earned a silver medal for its nonvintage Antonio Rosso and
bronze medals for the nonvintage Concetta’s Casalinga and Empire.
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.
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.
Vineyards of Cape May won three bronze medals for its 2011 Turis Sangiovese,
2008 Turis Nebbiolo and 2011 Turis Persara.
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.