Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge Gold Medalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the Finger Lakes Wine Symposium in June.

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The Finger Lakes Wine Symposium will begin June 13 in Geneva, NY.

Geneva, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014

47 wineries, submitting 121 wines competed for a Best in Class trophy in the 2014 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge, organizers of the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes announced today. The Best in Class trophy winners will be announced Friday, June 13 during the Grand Tasting of the gold medalists that will kick off the two-day symposium.

27 wines were awarded a Gold Medal. They are:
Dry:
Anthony Road Wine Company, Riesling Dry 2013
Anyela’s Vineyard, Dry Riesling 2012
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Riesling Dry 2012
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012 King Ferry Winery – Treleaven Wines, Treleaven Dry Riesling 2012
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012
Ravines Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2013
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012 Starkey’s Lookout Seneca Hayes Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012 Wagner Caywood East Vineyard, Dry Riesling 2012

Medium Dry:
Lakewood Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012
Atwater Estate Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012
Knapp Winery, Dry Riesling 2012 Red Newt Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012

Medium Sweet:
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, Riesling Semi-Dry 2012
Damiani Wine Cellars, Riesling 2012
Sheldrake Point Winery, Riesling 2012
Hosmer Winery, Riesling 2012 Lakewood Vineyards, Riesling 2012 McGregor Vineyard, Semi-Dry Riesling 2012

Sweet:
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Riesling Reserve 2012 Fox Run Vineyards Hanging Delta Vineyard, Riesling 12 2011
Knapp Winery, Riesling 2012

Dessert:
Anthony Road Wine Company, Martini Reinhardt Selection Riesling 2012 Boundary Breaks Vineyard, Boundary Breaks Riesling: Late Harvest 2012 Sheldrake Point Winery, Late Harvest Riesling 2013 Standing Stone Vineyards, Riesling Ice 2012

The Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge represents the best of Finger Lakes Riesling and are judged exclusively by top Finger Lakes winemakers. The awarding of honors to wines based on the International Riesling Foundation’s (IRF) Riesling Taste Profile for the wine’s sweetness supplemented with an additional Dessert class highlights the different attributes of this cool-climate wine.

An AVA, or American Viticultural Area, is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features. The 11 Finger Lakes are included in this AVA and boundaries can be seen at http://www.fingerlakeswinealliance.com/ava-map--boundary.html

The Symposium’s Grand Tasting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 13, at the new Visitor and Events Center on Geneva’s lakefront. This gala evening celebrates the Finger Lakes’ role as a top-quality producer of this varietal and introduces consumers to the best representations of Finger Lakes Rieslings. In addition to announcing the trophy winners, YNN’s Chef Dan Eaton will demonstrate a local and light springtime pasta to pair with Riesling, and The Gould Hotel of Seneca Falls will present hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $35 or are included in the Symposium ticket of $150.

The Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes and the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge are the collaborative effort of Geneva Growth and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, with support from many of the region’s business and non-profit organizations, including Finger Lakes Wine Country.

For tickets and program details, go to winesymposiumfingerlakes.com


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