2015 Pa Farm Show Wine Results

Congratulations and Thank You to all the wineries that participated in this years competition.  The entire palate of Pennsylvania wines that paint the portrait of this state’s evolving wine heritage were on display.

Double Gold: Best of Show Grape:  Penns Woods Winery 2009 Cabernet Reserve .           Double Gold: Best of Show Sweet/Dessert:  Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery 2011 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine                                                                                                                                       Gold: Best of Show Fruit:  Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery 2013 Guilty Pleasure

Other local wineries that received medals in recognition for producing high quality wine were:

Fero Vineyards & Winery                                                                                                                        Double Gold:  2013 Grüner Veltliner                                                                                                Gold:  2013 Pinot Gris                                                                                                                             Silver: 2013 Pinot Noir  and    2012 Riesling                                                                                      Bronze:  2012 Semi-Dry Riesling,  NV Spiced Apple,  NV Chocolate

Glades Pike Winery                                                                                                                                  Gold:  2012 Petit Verdot                                                                                                                      Silver:  2013 Spiced Apple                                                                                                                     Bronze:  2014 Black & Blue,  2013 Noiret

Narcisi Winery                                                                                                                                    Silver:  2013 Riesling                                                                                                                         Bronze:  2013 Rosabella,  2013 Noiret

The Vineyard at Hershey                                                                                                                  Bronze:  2013 Blackberry Portrait,  2013 Sweet Riesling,  2013 Pink Catawba,  2012 Merlot,  2013 Oaked Chardonnay

Christian W. Klay Winery                                                                                                                  Silver:  2013 Lavander Mist

For the complete list of medal winners at the largest indoor farm show in the U.S. just click the link.  www.pennsylvaniawine.com/node/2372

Wine Weekend at Renfest

     It was picture perfect weather for the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival Wine Weekend in West Newton, Pa.  We decided to attend this event not only because of the wine tasting but to also enjoy the whimsical atmosphere that surrounds these gatherings.  During our visit to the 16th century we saw kings, queens, red knights, black knights, fairy princesses, wenches, belly dancers, elves, trolls and court jesters just to name a few of my fellow festival goers alter egos that were on display.  Christian W. Klay Winery and Glades Pike Winery offered free wine tasting and on site sales.  The lines were long and the wines were well received.  We tasted several selections at the Glades Pike Winery tent and purchased a bottle of Summer Breeze, a semi-sweet white table wine that I think will pair well with a fruit & cheese plate.  I was happy to see the interest these two wineries were creating in the emerging Pennsylvania wine industry

Jousting at Renfest

Jousting at Renfest

C. W. Klay Winery at Renfest

C. W. Klay Winery at Renfest

by bringing their products to a potentially new segment of the market. More information is available at www.cwklaywinery.com, www.gladespikewinery.com and pittsburghrenfest.com.