From Niagara Wine Trail USA:
The Niagara Wine Trail is honored to announce that our wineries were awarded last week at the 2012 New York Wine & Food Classic. Over 770 New York State wines, ciders and spirits competed against one another at Watkins Glen, NY event. Resulting from the competition, Niagara Wine Trail wineries were honored with a number of Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Four of the Niagara Wine Trail wineries were awarded with a total of 23 medals combined.
Awarded wineries include Freedom Run Winery’s Double Gold for their 2010 Meritage, Silver for Freedom Red, and Bronze awards for their 2010 Pinot Noir Estate Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Meritage, and Freedom White. Leonard Oaks Estate Winery was honored with Gold for their 2009 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Silvers for their 2010 Chardonnay, 2011 Riesling Reserve, 2011 Riesling, 2011 Traminette, Steampunk Cider, and Bronze awards for 2010 Chardonnay Reserve, 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2011 Vignoles and Vihno Tesouro. Schulze Vineyards & Winery was decorated with Silver for Crackling Catawba and Ruby as well as Bronze awards for 2011 Vidal Blanc, 2011 Siegfried and 2010 Late Harvest Vidal Blanc. Rounding off the winners, Chateau Niagara Winery brought home Bronze for their 2010 Pinot Noir, and Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms also brought home Bronze for their Spiced Apple.
Awards won may be viewed on the Niagara Wine Trail website at www.niagarawinetrail.org/page/nwt-awards-2012.html. Comprehensive lists of the winners of the 2012 New York Wine and Food Classic may also be viewed online here.