A wine produced by a Finger Lakes winery is this year’s winner of the Governor’s Cup — the top prize handed out at the annual New York Wine and Food Classic organized by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

Keuka Spring Vineyards’ 2012 Riesling won the cup, which recognizes the top wine in New York state. A Long Island winery, McCall Wines, received winery of the year honors. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the winners Tuesday night at a ceremony in Watkins Glen. The awards program was held after Cuomo embarked on a tour of three Finger Lakes wineries to highlight the state’s tourism and wine industries[1]. 

At Tuesday’s ceremony, Cuomo also announced a new television ad campaign to promote New York’s wine industry. The ad features quotes from wine critics praising the state’s wines. (You can watch the ad below.)

“This promotional advertising campaign delivers on another promise made at the Wine, Beer, and Spirits summit where we pledged to help grow New Yorks position as a global leader in wine production. New Yorks wine industry supports thousands of jobs across the state and is an important partner to our agricultural and tourism industries,” Cuomo said.

“Our promotional efforts including this ad campaign as well as initiatives like Taste NY and special wine events are putting New Yorks wine products on a national and international stage. Our local wineries are producing truly world-class wines, and we want these businesses to thrive and people to enjoy a taste of New York. And todays winner of the Governors Cup, Keuka Spring Vineyards, is a testament to the high quality wines that we have to offer.”

Here are the rest of this year’s winners of New York Wine and Food Classic awards:

Best Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Pointe 2008 Blanc de Noirs

Best White Wine

Keuka Spring Vineyards 2012 Riesling

Best Rose Wine

McGregor Vineyard Winery 2012 Ros DCabernet Franc, Estate Grown

Best Red Wine

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc

Best Dessert Wine

21 Brix 2011 Vidal Ice Wine

Best Specialty Wine

Earle Estates Meadery Raspberry Reflections

Best Spirit

Finger Lakes Distilling McKenzie Rye

Best of Class awards: Best of Class awards go to Double Gold or Gold medal wines in classes of at least 7 wines. 

Best Oaked Chardonnay

Billsboro Winery 2012 Chardonnay

Best Unoaked Chardonnay

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 2012 Steel Fermented Chardonnay

Best Overall Chardonnay

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 2012 Steel Fermented Chardonnay

Best Gewrztraminer

Keuka Spring Vineyards 2012 Gewrztraminer

Best Dry Riesling

Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Dry Riesling

Best Medium Dry Riesling

Keuka Spring Vineyards 2012 Riesling

Best Medium Sweet Riesling

Swedish Hill Winery 2012 Riesling

Best Overall Riesling

Keuka Spring Vineyards 2012 Riesling

Best Pinot Grigio

Damiani Wine Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio

Best Vinifera White Blend

Bedell Cellars 2010 Taste White

Best Cayuga

McGregor Vineyard Winery 2012 Cayuga White

Best Seyval

Raymor Estate Cellars Seyval Blanc

Best Hybrid White Blend

Tug Hill Vineyards 43 Degrees Lat White

Best Niagara

Lakewood Vineyards 2012 Niagara

Best Vinifera Rose

McGregor Vineyard Winery 2012 Ros DCabernet Franc, Estate Grown

Best Native Rose

Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery Coriesa Hill-Iona Ros

Best Catawba

Torrey Ridge Winery Catawba

Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Wlffer Estate Vineyard 2010 Cassango Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Merlot

Martha Clara Vineyards 2010 Merlot

Best Cabernet Franc

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc

Best Pinot Noir

McCall Wines 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve, Corchang Estate

Best Lemberger

Hosmer Winery 2010 Lemberger

Best Vinifera Red Blend

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 76 West

Best Hybrid Red Blend

Swedish Hill Winery Viking Red

Best Fruit

Baldwin Vineyards Strawberry Wine

Best Cider

Earle Estates Meadery Wort Hog

Best Late Harvest Wine

Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Riesling

Best Ice Wine

21 Brix 2011 Vidal Ice Wine

Best Vinifera Sparkling White

Chateau Frank 2007 Blanc de Noirs

References

  1. ^ tour of three Finger Lakes wineries to highlight the state’s tourism and wine industries (auburnpub.com)

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