The 33rd New York Wine Classic announced its winners Wednesday afternoon. The Governor’s Cup once again went to a Finger Lakes wine, a 2017 Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards. It’s not a common varietal to take top honors, but winemaker August Deimel says it’s a grape that shows off the unique qualities of the Finger Lakes.
In addition to the Governor’s Cup, Keuka Spring’s 2017 Gewurtztraminer was awarded Best Gewürztraminer and Best White in the competition. Winery of the Year honors went to the Finger Lakes as well with Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery taking that honor.
In all, 440 wineries from across New York state presented over 900 entries in the competition.