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

Fero Vineyards & Winery: Saperavi 2013

Fero Vineyards &Winery Saperavi 2013

Fero Vineyards &Winery Saperavi 2013

     I had the pleasure of drinking my first Pennsylvania grown and made Saperavi recently.  It strengthened my belief that the Saperavi grape has the potential to be developed into the signature red grape grown in the cool climate of the Eastern United States.  Fero Vineyards & Winery 2013 Saperavi starts by revealing its beautiful dark purple color, a trademark of this wine.  After admiring the deep color, aromas of red fruit with a hint of oak fills your nose.  Saperavi grapes are known for producing a full-bodied wine with good structure, Fero Saperavi 2013 fulfills those expectations on both counts with style and accuracy.  This East Coast Red has good acidity which complements a subtle note of oak that is carried well into a long finish.  I recommend buying three bottles of this vintage, drink one now and cellar the other two.  Open those bottles after aging them two years and five years, compare your tasting notes,  I am sure you will be impressed by how well this wine will develop over time. 

     Thanks to Chuck Zaleski the owner and winemaker of Fero Winery for pursuing a progressive strategy that is not only designed to grow his business but the quality of wine produced in Pennsylvania.  Fero Vineyards & Winery 965 Jpm Rd Lewisburg, Pa. www.ferovineyards.com   570-568-0846   Fero Saperavi 2013 will be judged at the Pa Farm Show this weekend  1/9/15  Update: Fero Saperavi 2013 has won a Gold medal at the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC).