The inaugural Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge wine competition, which will take place on February 15, 2013, is an integral part of the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes. Trophies will be presented to the winners of the Riesling Challenge at the Wine Symposium luncheon.
Wineries from within the Finger Lakes AVA who produce wines using grapes grown in the AVA, and that comply with AVA regulations, will be invited to submit Rieslings for the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge. Judged exclusively by Finger Lakes winemakers, this new competition provides the opportunity for wineries to showcase the strength of their vineyards, their cellars and the unique mesoclimate of the Finger Lakes region. The awarding of honors to wines based on the International Riesling Foundation’s (IRF) Riesling Taste Profile will highlight the different attributes of this cool-climate wine. Such a competition will demonstrate the Finger Lakes’ role as a top-quality producer of this varietal and introduce consumers to the best representations of Finger Lakes Rieslings.
Competition registration deadline is 01.25.2013.