2017 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition Results

Every year, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has the pleasure to be the venue for the Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Grower’s Association annual Wine & Spirits Competition. Many of the entrants to the competition are also participants in our Wine & Food Fest, so our guests have the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the very best wine and spirits available in the Hudson Valley. We are thrilled to congratulate the following vineyards, cideries and distilleries on there achievements! (* asterisk indicates winners were also attendees at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest)

Winery of the Year

Tie:

Tousey Winery* & Benmarl Winery*

Best in Show

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery*

2016 Vidal Blanc

Best Overall Hudson Valley Wine
(made with Hudson Valley Fruit)

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery*

2016 Vidal Blanc

Best Sparkling

Benmarl Winery*

2012 Blanc de Blancs

Best in Category – White Wine

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery*

2016 Vidal Blanc

Best in Category – Red Wine

Robibero Winery*

2013 Cabernet Franc

Best Rosé

Tousey Winery*

2016 Rebellion Rosé

Best Fruit Wine

Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards

2015 Appleoosa

Best Dessert Wine

Brotherhood Winery*

2014 Late Harvest Riesling

Best Cider

Brooklyn Cider House

2016 Half Sour

Best Spirit

Hudson Valley Distillers*

Clear Mountain Gin


Medals by Winery, Cideries & Distillery

Angry Orchard Cidery

Newtown Pippin – Silver

Extension – Silver

Cuvee #2 – Silver

Walden Hallow – Bronze

Bashakill Vineyards

2016 Wood Duck – Gold

2015 Black Bear – Bronze

2016 White Tail – Bronze

2015 Blue Heron – Bronze

2016 Rain Dove – Bronze

2016 Hummingbird – Bronze

2016 Osprey – Bronze

Benmarl Winery*

2016 Stainless Steel Chardonnay – Double Gold

2016 Sauvignon Blanc – Silver

2015 Cabernet Franc – Bronze

2015 Proprietor’s Reserve – Silver

2015 Baco Noir – Gold

2012 Blanc de Blancs – Gold

Brooklyn Cider House

Kinda Dry – Silver

Half Sour – Gold

Brookview Station Winery

2015 Baco Noir – Silver

Whistle Stop White – Bronze

Brotherhood Winery*

2016 New York Icon Riesling – Bronze

2015 New York ICON Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver

2014 New York ICON Merlot – Bronze

2014 New York ICON Pinot Noir – Bronze

Hampton Bay White – Bronze

2014 Late Harvest Riesling – Silver

B Sparkling Riesling – Gold

B Sparkling – Silver

2016 Dry Rosé – Silver

Hampton Bay Rosé – Bronze

Rebel Reserve – Silver

True Honey Cider – Silver

True Believer Cider – Silver

Christopher Jacobs Winery

2016 Bella – Silver

2016 Deep Roots – Bronze

2015 Appleoosa – Gold

2015 Ole – Silver

Clearview Vineyards

2015 Merlot – Silver

2015 – Estate Cabernet Franc – Bronze

2015 Monet – Bronze

2016 Traminette – Bronze

2015 Noiret – Silver

2015 Estate Noiret – Double Gold

2016 Cayuga – Silver

Clinton Vineyards

2015 Riesling – Bronze

Cassis – Silver

Fjord Vineyard*

2016 Albarino – Gold

2016 Sauvignon Blanc – Gold

2015 Merlot – Gold

2015 Cabernet Franc – Bronze

Glorie Farm Winery

2015 Riesling – Silver

2015 Cabernet Franc – Silver

2016 Seyval – Silver

2015 Jumpin Jazz – Bronze

2015 Red Quartet – Bronze

2016 Black Jack – Bronze

Mutiny – Bronze

Hudson-Chatham Winery*

2015 Baco Noir Block 3 – Bronze

Paperbirch Toffee Fine Ruby – Bronze

Hudson Valley Distillers*

Spirits Grove Vodka – Silver

Spirits Grove Fine Shine – Silver

Adirondack Apple Jack – Silver

Clear Mountain Gin – Silver

Milea Estate Vineyard*

2016 Reserve Chardonnay – Bronze

2016 Riesling – Bronze

2016 Papa Joe – Bronze

2016 Proceedo – Silver

Millbrook Vineyard & Winery*

2014 Block Two West Chardonnay – Silver

2016 Castle Hill Riesling – Silver

2016 Lollipop Hil Tocai Friulano – Silver

2015 Proprietor’s Special Reserve Pinot Noir – Bronze

2014 Proprietor’s Special Reserve Cabernet Franc – Silver

2014 Block Three East – Silver

2015 Late Harvest Riesling – Silver

Robibero Family Vineyards*

2016 Galway – Bronze

2013 Cabernet Franc – Gold

2015 The Stray – Silver

2015 87 South – Silver

2016 87 North Bronze

Tousey Winery*

2016 Peacock Reserve Riesling – Bronze

2013 Peacock Reserve Cabernet Franc – Bronze

2016 Queen of Clermont – Gold

2011 Blanc de Blanc – Silver

2016 Rebellion Rose – Double Gold

2016 – Cabernet Franc – Double Gold

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery*

2014 Sky Island Red – Silver

2016 Vidal Blanc – Double Gold

Bourbon Barrel Blonde – Bronze

North River Rosé – Bronze

Rosé of Gamay Noir – Gold

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