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Finger Lakes Riesling Challenge Gold Medalists Announced

Apr 30th, 2014

Geneva, N.Y.  –  47 wineries, submitting 121 wines competed for a Best in Class trophy in the 2014 Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge, organizers of the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes announced today. The Best in Class trophy winners will be announced Friday, June 13 during the Grand Tasting of the gold medalists that will kick off the two-day symposium.


27 wines were awarded a Gold Medal. They are:


Anthony Road Wine Company, Riesling Dry 2013

Anyela’s Vineyard, Dry Riesling 2012

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Riesling Dry 2012

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012

King Ferry Winery – Treleaven Wines, Treleaven Dry Riesling 2012

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012

Ravines Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2013

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012

Starkey’s Lookout Seneca Hayes Wine Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012

Wagner Caywood East Vineyard, Dry Riesling 2012


Medium Dry:

Lakewood Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012

Atwater Estate Vineyards, Dry Riesling 2012

Knapp Winery, Dry Riesling 2012

Red Newt Cellars, Dry Riesling 2012


Medium Sweet:

Chateau LaFayette Reneau, Riesling Semi-Dry 2012

Damiani Wine Cellars, Riesling 2012

Sheldrake Point Winery, Riesling 2012

Hosmer Winery, Riesling 2012

Lakewood Vineyards, Riesling 2012

McGregor Vineyard, Semi-Dry Riesling 2012



Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Riesling Reserve 2012

Fox Run Vineyards Hanging Delta Vineyard, Riesling 12 2011

Knapp Winery, Riesling 2012



Anthony Road Wine Company, Martini Reinhardt Selection Riesling 2012

Boundary Breaks Vineyard, Boundary Breaks Riesling: Late Harvest 2012

Sheldrake Point Winery, Late Harvest Riesling 2013

Standing Stone Vineyards, Riesling Ice 2012

The Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge represents the best of Finger Lakes Riesling and are judged exclusively by top Finger Lakes winemakers. The awarding of honors to wines based on the International Riesling Foundation’s (IRF) Riesling Taste Profile for the wine’s sweetness supplemented with an additional Dessert class highlights the different attributes of this cool-climate wine.

An AVA, or American Viticultural Area, is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features. The 11 Finger Lakes are included in this AVA and boundaries can be seen at

The Symposium’s Grand Tasting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 13, at the new Visitor and Events Center on Geneva’s lakefront. This gala evening celebrates the Finger Lakes’ role as a top-quality producer of this varietal and introduces consumers to the best representations of Finger Lakes Rieslings. In addition to announcing the trophy winners, YNN’s Chef Dan Eaton will demonstrate a local and light springtime pasta to pair with Riesling, and The Gould Hotel of Seneca Falls will present hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $35 or are included in the Symposium ticket of $150.

The Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes and the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge are the collaborative effort of Geneva Growth and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, with support from many of the region’s business and non-profit organizations, including Finger Lakes Wine Country.

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