2009 New York Food and Wine Classic: The Winners Are….

The NY Food and Wine classic is held each year.  It is in it’s 24th year and is organized by the NY Wine and Grape Foundation.  Each year judges blindly pick the best wines of New York.  It is open to all 258 New York Wineries from all regions from this great state of ours, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment, Lake Eire and other regions.

The judges, 24 in total; 6 from California; 12 from NY and 6 from other states were in Watkins Glen, NY to choose from over 800 entries in the Classic, which is kinda like the Oscars for NY wine.  The have the task of choosing the “Best of Category” and the “Best of Class” awards for different varietal or blends.  There is also the “Winery of the Year” award which is awarded to the winery with the most medals and the “Governor’s Cup” which is awarded to the best wine in the “Best of Category” area.

logoThe Anthony Road 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling was awarded the “Governor’s Cup”

Sheldrake Point Vineyards was with winner of the “Winery of the Year” award.

I am going to focus on the wineries of Long Island and the awards that they won.  Not all Long Island wineries submitted wines.  Some of the wineries that did submit wines, did not submit all of their releases.  Every winery that did submit did receive a medal.  Congratulation to all the wineries that receive a medal!

Sherwood House 2007 Oregon Road Chardonnay won for Best Chardonnay.

Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 SO VIN ON BLONK won for Best Sauvignon Blanc.

The following vineyards won Double Gold Medals for their Wines:

The Following vineyards received Gold Medals in the Competition

The following wineries received Silve Medals:

The following Wineries received Bronze Medals

You can find out all of the medal winners at newyorkwines.org under the title “NY Gold”

Congratulations to all the winners!

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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