Pa. wine competition expands

The broadening Pennsylvania wine industry supplied a record 219 entries for the 11th annual Farm Show Wine Competition, up from 154 the previous year.

Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery of Andreastown, Schuylkill County, and Naylor Wine Cellar of Stewartstown, York County, were the top entrants in the Jan. 6 event held during the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Galen Glen, which is part of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, won the best in show and best dessert wine gold medals for its 2005 vidal ice wine. The winery began in 1995.

Naylor, which sits near the Mason-Dixon line in southern Pennsylvania, won gold medals for its best of show red raspberry and peaches plus.

Other gold medalists:

Best American: 2005 Winfield Winery Country Red, Cabot, Butler County.
• Best Hybrid: 2005 Pinnacle Ridge Chambourcin Reserve, Kutztown, Berks County.
Best Vinifera: 2005 Vynecrest Cabernet Franc, Breinigsville, Lehigh County.
Best Sparkling: 2005 Pinnacle Ridge Blanc de Blanc, Kutztown, Berks County.

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