Long Island Wines Shine at New York Wine Competition

macari chardonnay

The word from Watkins Glen, where the annual New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s  New York Wine and Food Classic was held this week is good for Long Island wine. Macari Vineyard won winery of the year and a bunch of other of our wineries took home distinctions for their efforts. The entrants to the competition skew upstate, because that’s where NYWGF is located, and not all wineries enter the competition, so it’s nice when Long Island gets recognized at the biggest competition that exclusively focuses on New York wine. This year’s competition included 835 New York wines, 20 hard ciders and eight spirits from several regions including Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment and Lake Erie.

Here’s a list of our winners:

Winery of the Year
The Winery of the Year award is presented to the winery with the best overall showing based on the level and number of awards in relation to entries. 
Macari Vineyards

Best Sparkling Wine
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery 2005 Brut Seduction, Methode Champenoise

Best Red Wine 
Macari Vineyards & Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc

Best Oaked Chardonnay 
Coffee Pot Cellars 2013 Chardonnay

Best Unoaked Chardonnay
Martha Clara Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Best Overall Chardonnay
Martha Clara Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Best Merlot 
Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard 2010 Reserve Merlot

Best Cabernet Franc 
Macari Vineyards & Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc

Best Vinifera Red 
Harbes Vineyard 2012 Red Blend

Best Vinifera Sparkling White
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery 2005 Brut Seduction, Methode Champenoise

The full list of winners is listed on the Long Island Wine Council’s website.

 

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