Nine Long Island wineries received honors at the prestigious Fingers Lakes International Wine Competition held in Rochester last month. The Fingers Lakes International is the world’s largest charitable wine competition and features wines from over 20 countries vying for recognition in a host of categories. An international panel of professional sommeliers, winemakers and industry experts adjudicates the wines.
This year’s winners include Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard (Calverton), Double Gold medals for their Riesling, Golds for their 2013 Cheval Bleu, 2013 Savannah Rosé and their white blend, 2013 White Satin; Silvers for their 2013 Angel Chardonnay, 2012 Cabernet Franc, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Merlot Rosé and Bronze for their Sweet Isis dessert wine.
Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead) won Golds for their 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir and their 2013 Estate Reserve Riesling, Silvers for their 2012 Estate Reserve Merlot, 2013 Northern Solstice Blanc, a white blend, and Bronzes for their 2013 Chardonnay Island Series, 2012 Estate Reserve Chardonnay and 2012 Northville, a red blend.
Pellegrini Vineyards (Cutchogue) won Gold for their Vintner’s Pride Finale, Silvers for their 2013 Chardonnay and 2010 Vintner’s Pride Chardonnay, and Bronzes for their 2010 Cabernet Franc, 2013 Gewurztraminer and 2010 Merlot.
Kontokosta Winery (Greenport) won a Silver for their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc.
Laurel Lake Vineyards (Laurel) won Silvers for their 2013 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir 2010 and 2013 Sauvignon Blanc.
Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards (Peconic) won a Silver for their 2010 Flight Meritage and Bronzes for their 2010 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Reserve Merlot.
Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (Peconic) won Silver for their 2012 Cabernet Franc and for their 2012 Petit Verdot as well as Bronzes for their 2012 Merlot and 2013 Riesling.
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery (Southold) won Silvers for their 2010 Blanc de Blancs, 2011 Brut and their 2011 Topaz Imperial.
Clovis Point Vineyard (Jamesport) won Bronzes for their 2013 Chardonnay, 2012 Merlot and 2013 Syrah.
A trip through Long Island Wine Country is always a treat, but another delightful option is home delivery. Many of these wines can be ordered directly from the wineries through their websites.