New York wines took 5 Double Gold, 9 Gold, 24 Silver and 20 Bronze medals at the recent San Francisco International Wine Competition, one of the nation's largest with about 4,500 entries.
Double Gold awards went to Coyote Moon 2011 Brianna, Goose Watch 2011 Riesling/Gewurztraminer and 2010 Traminette, Penguin Bay 2011 Riesling, and Swedish Hill 2007 Late Harvest Vignoles.
Gold medals were awarded to Belhurst 2011 Riesling, Coyote Moon 2011 LaCrescent, Dr. Frank 2011 Dry Riesling, Goose Watch 2011 Diamond, Hunt Country 2010 Seyval Blanc, Penguin Bay Tuxedo White, Prejean 2010 Riesling, Red Tail Ridge 2011 Semi-Sweet Riesling, and Swedish Hill Spumante Blush.
Next up, in three weeks, is the Long Beach Grand Cru competition run by Dan Berger, who also runs Riverside and judges at our New York Wine & Food Classic.
The Classic will again be held in mid-August at the fabulous Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, and among our stellar group of judges are wine writers from California, New York City, London, and Paris (representing Le Figaro, the largest circulation newspaper in France). We're looking forward to another great competition.