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Keuka Spring Vineyards Awarded Governor's Cup

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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.

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.
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