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Chateau LaFayette Reneau Shines at Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition

Mar 08th, 2019

Hector, NY –  Chateau LaFayette Reneau wines were recently awarded seven Gold medals at the recent Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition, which took place in Ontario, California on February 24 and 25, 2019.


In addition to a Gold medal, their 2017 Late Harvest Riesling received Best of Varietal and Best of Class honors.  Other Gold medal winning wines include their 2017 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, 2017 Non-Oaked Chardonnay, 2017 Proprietor’s Chardonnay, Seyval Chardonnay, 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling, and 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé.

"We are thrilled with the results of this year’s competition for our 2017 vintage whites and 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé,” said Winemaker, Tim Miller. “We are proud to produce consistent, award-winning wines, and to be recognized once again by the New World International Wine Competition."

The New World International Wine Competition was established as a competition in 1991 by well-known wine columnist, publisher, and consultant, Jerry D. Mead, along with Bill Anthony and Eileen Tillery. The competition is open to wines produced anywhere in the world and open to all varietals. The wines are judged by price category to determine an overall best of variety in a “double-blind” format, meaning the judges do not know the identity of the wines they taste, nor do they have a list of entered wines prior to judging. For more information, visit


Located on the west-facing, gentle slopes of beautiful Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, our 140-acre estate receives optimal sunlight and air movement, ideal for consistently full-flavored grapes. For more than 30 years, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has produced estate-grown vinifera wines and received countless accolades and awards, including three Governor’s Cups, five coveted Jefferson Cups, and Gold from Riesling du Monde.

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