Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another award for Finger Lakes wine

- This news is in from Fox Run Vineyards:

Fox Run Vineyards Riesling Wins Gold in France

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Capozzi, (315) 536-4616

Penn Yan, NY – Fox Run Vineyards took home a Gold Medal at the Riesling Du Monde ( Riesling in the world) Wine Competition held in Strasbourg, France. Fox Run Vineyards 2005 Riesling won Gold in the ‘Generic’ category. The competition featured over 500 Rieslings from 12 countries that were submitted to the jury panel.

Fox Run Vineyards owner Scott Osborn states “Out of the 71 Gold medals awarded, only one was given to a winery from the United States . We are extremely honored to be the only American winery to win Gold and excited to represent New York State and the Finger Lakes Region.” Osborn added “Riesling has long been revered as the premier grape of the Finger Lakes and we are pleased that it is getting the recognition it deserves.”

The Riesling Du Monde was created in 1998 and Rieslings are submitted from wine producing regions throughout the world to an international jury of oenologists and professional tasters. The variety of places where the wine is produced illustrates the diversity, richness and originality of wines made from this grape.

Water into Wino said...
That's a juicy tidbit. I'd love to know who else in the USA entered.
9:07 PM
Finger Lakes Weekend Wino said...
WIW, It's hard to tell what other US Rieslings were entered from their website: http://www.riesling-du-monde.com/anglais/laureats2007.html
They only say there were 534 samples from over 300 winemakers from 12 countries. No other US winery is listed as winning a medal. There were a couple of Canadian medals. I count 81 Premier Gold & Gold Awards out of 534 entries. It's pretty impressive for Fox Run to medal with all those European wineries. I think it says a lot for Finger Lakes Riesling.

2 comments:

Water into Wino said...

That's a juicy tidbit. I'd love to know who else in the USA entered.

Finger Lakes Weekend Wino said...

WIW, It's hard to tell what other US Rieslings were entered from their website:
http://www.riesling-du-monde.com/anglais/laureats2007.html
They only say there were 534 samples from over 300 winemakers from 12 countries. No other US winery is listed as winning a medal. There were a couple of Canadian medals. I count 81 Premier Gold & Gold Awards out of 534 entries. It's pretty impressive for Fox Run to medal with all those European wineries. I think it says a lot for Finger Lakes Riesling.