New England wine test crosses borders

Wines from five different states took double gold honors in the 3rd annual Big E Gold Medal Wine Competition, part of the annual exposition held in Springfield, MA.

The highest ranking wines form each of the New England states:

• Connecticut: Jones Winery NV Raspberry Rhapsody.
• Massachusetts: Obadiah McIntyre NV Strawberry-Rhubarb.
• New York: Torrey Ridge Winery NV Summer Delight.
• New Hampshire: LaBelle Winery NV Red Raspberry Wine.
• Rhode Island: Sakonnet Vineyards 2006 Vidal Blanc.
• Vermont: Putney Mountain Winery 2006 Rhubarb Blush.

Other "best" awards:

• Best Fruit Wine: Jones Winery NV Raspberry Rhapsody, Connecticut.
• Best Grape Wine: Sakonnet Vineyards 2006 Vidal Blanc, Rhode Island.
• Best Small Winery: LaBelle Winery, New Hampshire.


• Dr. Konstantin Frank 2007 Dry Riesling (NY)
• Sakonnet Vineyards 2006 Vidal Blanc (RI)
• Torrey Ridge Winery NV Summer Delight (NY)
• Obadiah McIntyre NV Strawberry-Rhubarb (MA)
• LaBelle Winery NV Red Raspberry (NH)
• Jones Winery NV Raspberry Rhapsody (CT)


• Obadiah McIntyre NV Shiro Plum (MA)
• Les Trois Emme 2006 Zinfandel (MA)
• Gouveia Vineyards NV Stonehouse Red (CT)
• Sharpe Hill Vineyards 2006 Riesling (CT)
• Jones Winery 2007 Pinot Gris (CT)
• Candia Vineyards NV Semi-Dry Riesling (NH)
• Glenora Wine Cellars 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling (NY)
• Lucas Vineyards 2007 Vignoles (NY)
• Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 South Hampton White (NH)
• Putney Mountain Winery 2006 Rhubarb Blush (VT)
• Furnace Brook Winery 2006 Carbonated Muscat (MA)
• Torrey Ridge Winery NV Concord (NY)
• Plymouth Winery NV Blueberry Wine (MA)
• Obadiah McIntyre NV Blueberry Wine (MA)
• White Silo Winery NV Rhubarb (CT)
• Obadiah McIntyre NV Damson Plum Wine (MA)
• Hunt Country Vrds 2006 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine (NY)
• Hunt Country Vrds 2007 Late Harvest Vignoles (NY)
• Eden Ice Cider Company Vermont Ice Cider (VT)


Honora Winery & Vrd 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (VT), Candia Vineyards NV Zinfandel (NH), Gouveia Vineyards NV Cabernet Franc (CT), Gouveia Vineyards NV Merlot (CT), Candia Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon (NH), Candia Vineyards NV Viognier (NH), Palmer Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc (NY), Furnace Brook Winery 2006 Johannisberg Riesling (MA), Dr. Konstantin Frank 2006 Gewurztraminer (NY), Dr. Konstantin Frank NV Semi-Dry Riesling (NY), Neponset Vineyards 2006 Sauvignon Blanc (MA), Lucas Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling (NY), Knapp Winery 2006 Chardonnay (NY), Jewell Towne Vineyards NV Orange Muscat (NH), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2006 Chardonnay (NY), Connecticut Valley Winery NV Dolce Vita (CT), Obadiah McIntyre NV Riesling (MA), Priam Vineyards Salmon River White (CT), Walker Road Vineyards NV Red Table Wine (CT), Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 Valvin Muscat (NH), Gouveia Vineyards Stonehouse White (CT), Glenora Wine Cellars NV Cayuga White (NY), Shelburne Vineyards 2006 Traminette (VT), Knapp Winery 2006 Vignoles (NY), LaBelle Winery JalapeƱo Pepper Wine (NH), Torrey Ridge Winery Scarlet Red (NY), Knapp Winery NV Superstition (NY), Hardwick Vineyard & Winery 2006 Quabbin Native (MA), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Bramble Berry (NY), Torrey Ridge Winery NV Niagara (NY), Torrey Ridge Winery NV Catawba (NY), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat (NY), Hardwick Vineyard & Winery Yankee Girl Blush (MA), Obadiah McIntyre NV Black Gold (MA), Obadiah McIntyre NV Cherry Wine (MA), Obadiah McIntyre NV Crimson Gold (MA), White Silo Winery NV Cassis Black Currant (CT), Plymouth Winery NV Blackberry Wine (MA), Flag Hill Winery & Distillery NV Apple Cranberry (NH), Hopkins Vineyards Night Owl Vidal Blanc (CT), Chamard Vineyards 2002 Merlot (CT), Jewell Towne Vineyards NV Cayuga (NH).


Knapp Winery 2005 Merlot (NY), Honora Winery & Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (VT), Zorvino Vineyards NV Merlot (NH), Lucas Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc (NY), Knapp Winery 2006 Sangiovese (NY), Running Brook Winery & Vineyard 2004 Petite Verdot (MA), Oak Summit 2005 Pinot Noir (NY), Furnace Brook Winery 2006 Shiraz Special Reserve (MA), Sharpe Hill Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc (CT), Zorvino Vineyards NV Sangiovese (NH), Palmer Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Franc (NY), Glenora Wine Cellars 2006 Syrah (NY), Connecticut Valley Winery Black Tie Cabernet Franc (CT), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc (NY), Cassidy Hill Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (CT), Newport Vineyards 2007 Riesling (RI), Shelburne Vineyards 2006 Dry Riesling (VT), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2007 Riesling (NY), Hunt Country Vineyards 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling (NY), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2006 Pinot Gris (NY), Candia Vineyards NV Chardonnay (NH), Knapp Winery 2006 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay (NY), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc (NY), Running Brook Winery & Vineyard 2005 Unoaked Chardonnay (MA), Honora Winery & Vineyards 2005 Chardonnay (VT), Glenora Wine Cellars 2007 Pinot Blanc (NY), Lucas Vineyards 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling (NY), Miranda Vineyards Woodbridge White (CT), Newport Vineyards Tranquility (RI), Priam Vineyards Jeremy River White (CT), Sunset Meadow Vineyards SMV Twisted Red (CT), Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 Leon Millot (NH), Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock Valley Red (CT), Sharpe Hill Vineyards 2005 St. Croix (CT), Torrey Ridge Winery 2006 Lemberger (NY).

Also, Candia Vineyards NV Noiret (NH), Miranda Vineyards Woodbridge Red (CT), Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 Seyval Blanc (NH), Glenora Wine Cellars NV Alpine White (NY), Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 Vidal Blanc (NH), DiGrazia Vineyards NV Winner's Cup (CT), Knapp Winery 2006 Cayuga White (NY), Jewell Towne Vineyards 2007 Vignoles (NH), Gouveia Vineyards NV Cayuga White (CT), Shelburne Vineyards 2006 La Crescent (VT), Newport Vineyards Great White (RI), Lucas Vineyards 2007 Seyval Blanc (NY),
Jones Winery Woodland White (CT), Hunt Country Vineyards 2006 Cayuga White (NY), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards White Stag (NY), Hardwick Vineyard & Winery 2006 Massachusetts Cranberry (MA), Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock Hill White (CT), Sharpe Hill Vineyards Ballet of Angels (CT), Holmberg Vineyards Cortland Cider (CT), Bishop's Orchards Pearadise (CT), LaBelle Winery NV Cranberry (NH), Furnace Brook Winery 2006 Blanc de Blancs (MA), Obadiah McIntyre Nate's Hard Cider (MA), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Red Cat (NY), Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Cabin Fever (NY), Knapp Winery Kat Knapp Pink Catawba (NY), Fresh Tracks Farm Little Piggy Pink (VT), Obadiah McIntyre NV Strawberry Wine (MA), Bishop's Orchards Blushing Beauty (CT), Baldwin Vineyards Raspberry (NY), DiGrazia Vineyards Blacksmith Port (CT), Sharpe Hill Vineyards Pontefract (CT), Priam Vineyards Essence of St. Croix (CT), Maugle Sierra Vineyards Essencia de St. Croix (CT), Shelburne Vineyards 2006 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine (VT), Prospero Winery 2006 Pinot Grigio (NY).

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