Hocking Hills Winery is thrilled to announce that three of our wines were awarded medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition held in Rochester, NY on April 13th and 14th, 2019.
Our Riesling took home a Silver Medal, while our Chardonnay and Hocking River Red wines were awarded Bronze Medals (pictured below).
2019 marks our second entry into the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. In 2018 we took home two Bronze medals for our Petite Syrah and Trillium wines. “I am incredibly proud to have three of our wines recognized by the Finger Lakes Competition” said CEO and Winemaker, Blaine Davidson (pictured below). “We hope our customers enjoy these award-winning wines and all of our great selections at Hocking Hills Winery.”
All of our wines are crafted in the heart of the Hocking Hills by our CEO and Winemaker, Blaine Davidson.
Stop by for a taste, bottle, or glass of our award-winning wines today!
Pictured Above: Blaine Davidson, CEO and Winemaker at Hocking Hills Winery
About the Wines:
Riesling: Hocking Hills Winery Riesling is a white wine grown on the American Northwest coast and harvested in 2017. Displaying aromas of apricot, nectarine, and pear, with flavors of apple and citrus undertones. Riesling pairs well with spicy foods such as Asian or Indian cuisines.
Chardonnay: Hocking Hills Winery Chardonnay was aged on American oak for eight months and has a rich buttery flavor with a hint of spice. This full-bodied white wine pairs well with chicken, shrimp, or white sauce pastas.
Hocking River Red: Hocking River red is a sweet red wine blend which is a perfect fit for a cold day in the middle of winter to warm you up. Pair with holiday feasts such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Pictured Above, Left to Right: Chardonnay, Riesling, Hocking River Red
About the Competition:
Started 19 years ago in Rochester, NY, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is the largest charitable wine competition in North America. Benefiting Camp Good Days and Special Times, a camp dedicated to bringing smiles and memories to children whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening challenges.
In 2019, there were over 2,800 entries from over 450 wineries from 42 states and 16 countries.
The entries were judged by a world-renowned panel of 54 judges made up of 27 women and 27 men representing distributors, educators, sommeliers, restaurateurs, winemakers, and writers. These experts came from all over the world including countries such as the United States, Argentina, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Canada.
All of the wines are presented blind to the judges’ panel with only the grape or blend identified. No indication of geography, vintage, or price point is shared, ensuring totally unbiased evaluation. Each wine is judged on its own merit - its presence, balance and varietal character - not by how it compares to other wines in the flight. The judges award them unanimous Double Gold, Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.