Idol Ridge Winery was recently awarded an array of gold medals from two international wine competitions: Camp Good Days Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the New York Wine Classic. Their 2019 Dry Riesling won both a double gold (FLIWC) and gold medal (New York Wine Classic). The 2019 Reserve Smith Brothers Riesling also won gold at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Other gold medal winners at the New York Wine Classic include: 2019 Riesling, 2019 Reserve Smith Brothers Noiret and Fossenvue Queen’s Castle.
In addition to multiple gold medals, they were also awarded the following:
Silver for their 2016 Cabernet Franc, Fossenvue 2019 Airy Acres Riesling, 2020 Grüner Veltliner, Timber Lodge White, and 2018 Saperavi. Bronze for their Fossenvue 2019 Lemberger, 2013 Cabernet Franc Icewine, and String of Pearls.
The New York Wine Classic is a competition hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the Finger Lakes wine region. The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition donates its profits to Camp Good Days, a non-profit organization that provides a summer camp experience for those affected by childhood cancer.
“Wine competitions are great opportunities for us to solicit honest feedback on our products. Blind tasting in this context limits bias and allows for wines to be evaluated on their own merits, which is incredibly valuable as we continue to refine our processes and techniques. Knowing that highly-qualified wine professionals have favorable impressions of these wines lets us know we're on the right track and gives us something to build on going forward. We're very proud to win medals at FLIWC, but we're even more proud to have had a chance to help Camp Good Days. CGD is a powerful force for good in our community, and we believe very strongly in their vision. Any chance to lend support to their mission is a bigger source of pride than any double gold medal ever could be.” - Head Winemaker, Phil Plummer
All of these wines can be tasted and purchased at Idol Ridge Winery & Alder Creek Distillery located on the East side of Seneca Lake, NY. Their tasting room is open daily from 10am-5pm. Their wines can also be purchased online for shipping (certain state exclusions apply).