WATKINS GLEN — Keuka Spring Vineyards in the Finger Lakes has a new silver chalice to display after its 2012 Riesling won the top award at the New York Wine & Food Classic in Watkins Glen.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented the Governor’s Cup on Tuesday to Keuka Spring, producer of a Riesling judged best-of-show in a competition featuring 875 entries. McCall Wines from the north fork of Long Island was named Winery of the Year.
The annual event is sponsored by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation to promote the state’s wine industry. This year’s competition included 842 New York wines, 11 hard ciders and 22 spirits from the Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Lake Erie and Niagara regions.
The awards were based on blind tastings by 22 expert judges.