NJ Wineries Win 62 Awards in International Competition
New Jersey’s pastoral vineyards produce a distinctive vintage sure to satisfy any pallet.
To support the state’s claim of being a great wine producing state, New Jersey wineries captured dozens of awards at the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
In addition to that, New Jersey wineries have won numerous other state and national awards.
You might call the 10th Annual Finger Lakes competition the wine version of the winter Olympics. Collectively, New Jersey’s 14 wineries that competed won a total of four gold, 23 silver and 35 bronze medals, a total of 62 awards given from among more than 3,000 entries at the competition that was held in March of 2010.
It is the only competition in the world to feature wines from all 50 states along with nine Canadian provinces and 13 foreign countries.
Gold medal winners included Sharrott Winery in Winslow, Alba Vineyards in Milford and Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill.
The 23 silver and 31 bronze medals went to:
-- 4JG’s Orchards & Vineyard in Colts Neck, silver.
-- Alba in Milford, four silvers and a bronze.
-- Auburn Road Vineyards in Pilesgrove, two bronze.
-- Cape May Winery & Vineyard in Cape May, three silver awards.
-- Chesnut Run Farm in Pilesgrove, a silver and a bronze.
-- DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton, three silver and a bronze.
-- Newly opened Hawk Haven Vineyards in Rio Grande took bronze.
-- Heritage also took four silver medals.
-- Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington, three silver, seven bronze.
-- Natali Vineyards in North Cape May, one silver.
-- Renault Winery in Egg Harbor, four bronze.
-- Silver Decoy Winery in Robbinsville, two silver.
-- Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, five bronze.
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