New York Wine Competition Awards Texas Wines
A record number of wines competed for awards in the 10th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (http://www.fliwc.com/) in 2010. The competition, which benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, drew more than 2,900 wines. The competition was the first to feature wines from all 50 states, a true testament to the growing local wine phenomenon in the USA (www.drinklocalwine.com). In addition, nine Canadian provinces and 13 other countries were represented.
Hats off to the following 18 wines from Texas that were awarded medals in theFinger Lakes International Wine Competition. Leader of the pack were Brennan Vineyards, Fuqua Winery and Grape Creek Vineyards whose wines attained gold medals in this year’s competition.
Shiraz/Syrah – Brennan Vineyards 2007 Syrah (Syrah 92%, Ruby Cabernet 8%) www.brennanvineyards.com
Zinfandel – Fuqua Winery 2006 Zinfandel www.FuquaWinery.com
Other Red – Grape Creek Vineyards 2007 Blend – Sangiovese, Merlot, Cab Sauvignon www.grapecreek.com
Viognier – Brennan Vineyards 2009 Viognier (Viognier 89%, Muscat 11%) www.brennanvineyards.com
Merlot – Fuqua Winery 2006 Merlot www.FuquaWinery.com
Shiraz/Syrah – Fuqua Winery 2006 Syrah www.FuquaWinery.com
Icewine – Georgetown Winery NV Lone Star Frost (Vidal) www.georgetownwinery.com
Other Fruit Varieties – Georgetown Winery NV Texas Rio Red (Texas Grapefruit/Plum Blend) www.georgetownwinery.com
Riesling – Retreat Hill Winery & Vineyard 2008 Riesling www.retreathill.com
Blanc du Bois – Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery 2008 Blanc du Bois – Off Dry www.enochsstomp.com
Blanc du Bois -Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery 2008 Blanc du Bois – Sweet www.enochsstomp.com
Norton (Cynthiana) – Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery 2007 Norton www.enochsstomp.com
Villard Blanc – Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery 2008 Villard Blanc www.enochsstomp.com
Cabernet Sauvignon – Georgetown Winery & Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon www.georgetownwinery.com
Port – Georgetown Winery & Vineyard 2008 Jubilee Reserve (Cabernet Sauvignon/Barolo) www.georgetownwinery.com
Madeira – Haak Vineyards & Winery 2005 Jacquez (Black Spanish) http://www.haakwine.com
Other Red – Lone Oak Winery 2007 Blend – Merlot, Tempranillo, Shiraz www.loneoakwinery.com
Muscat Canelli – Lone Oak Winery 2009 Muscat Canelli www.loneoakwinery.com
Sweet Rosé – Retreat Hill Winery & Vineyard 2009 Blazin’ Blush (Zinfandel) www.retreathill.com
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Hey Russ.. how many of those were made with Texas grapes? As opposed to California grapes and labeled for sale in Texas only?
I know that Brennan Vineyards was Texas and Fuqua was Zin from California. But have not had time to check any others.
I will try to find out and follow in a comments next week.