We are incredibly proud of our member wineries who entered wines at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition this week! This year’s event broke a lot of records: 3200+ wines were entered, 22 countries represented, including all 50 United States and 6 Canadian Provinces!
Out of the four Best of Show categories, the Leelanau Peninsula wineries stole the show, winning two of the four! Major congrats to Chateau Fontaine for winning the prestigious John Rose Award for Best Riesling with their 2011 Dry White Riesling and Black Star Farms for taking home the Crystal Grape Award for Best Ice Wine with their 2008 A Capella Ice Wine.
By the end of the competition, a total of 18 medals were awarded to Leelanau Peninsula wineries, including four Gold Medals, seven Silver Medals, and five Bronze Medals.
Here are the detailed results:
Best Ice Wine Black Star Farms A Capella Ice Wine 2008
Best Riesling Chateau Fontaine Dry White Riesling 2011
GOLD Black Star Farms Arcturos Riesling 2010
GOLD Black Star Farms Arcturos Cabernet Franc 2010
GOLD Blustone Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2011
GOLD Verterra Winery Pinot Noir Rose 2011
SILVER Black Star Farms Arcturos Dry Riesling 2010
SILVER Blustone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010
SILVER Blustone Vineyards Winemaker’s Red 2010
SILVER Verterra Winery Chaos White Cuvee 2011
SILVER Verterra Winery Gewurztraminer-Medium Sweet 2011
SILVER Verterra Winery Pinot Grigio 2011
SILVER Verterra Winery Reserve Red 2010
BRONZE Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery Chafia Cherry 2011
BRONZE Verterra Winery Gewurztramner 2011
BRONZE Verterra Winery Pinot Blanc 2011
BRONZE Verterra Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2010
BRONZE Verterra Winery Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2011
See the 2012 competition results in their entirety here: http://www.fliwc.com/results/2012results.asp