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Phone: 315-536-3147 Keuka Spring Vineyards/315-536-2182 Anthony Road Wine Company

 

6 nations dinner 2016 6 nations award acceptance 2016

Two Finger Lakes Wineries Awarded Top Honors in International Competition

     In the recent Six Nations Wine Challenge, two Finger Lakes wineries--Anthony Road Wine Company and Keuka Spring Vineyards--won major accolades. With their 2014 Dry Riesling, Anthony Road Winery was awarded "White Wine of Show" and Best Riesling trophy. Keuka Spring Vineyards'2014 Gewurztraminer won a Best of Class trophy for "Aromatic non-Riesling" wine.

    The competition is held in Australia, and features wines selected from six countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Canada, and the United States. Judges are renown wine writers and critics from each country. Each judge may select up to 100 wines to represent the best of 15 different classes. Submissions to the competition are by individual invitation only, and wineries may only submit one wine.  Out of 600 international wines entered, only three "Wine of Show" and fifteen Best in Class trophies are awarded.

    "That the Finger Lakes won both of these categories speaks volumes. We are a tiny region. Yet when given the opportunity we can compete with anyone on a global stage when 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comes to producing some of the best white wines anywhere," said August Deimel, winemaker at Keuka Spring Vineyards. "FLX [is] showing it can stand up to the best in at least six nations," added Peter Becraft, winemaker at Anthony Road Wine Company.

     The wineries' awards were accepted by the U.S.  Embassy Office of Agricultural Affairs Manager Linda Cruthers at the trophy dinner held on October 5 in Sydney. The wines were paired with Australian scallops with cauliflower espuma & crispy pancetta and poured the following day to 200 trade and consumers. More information about the awards and the competition can be found at sixnationswine.com.au/results.

     Anthony Road Wine Company produces a wide range of wines with estate and Finger Lakes grown fruit with a philosophy of respecting the quality and character of the fruit and letting that lead the winemaking. With this philosophy, the wines have been well received and recognized within the state, 2009 Governor’s Cup winner, and around the world, gold medal at the Riesling du Monde, Strasbourg. Currently wines are distributed in over 8 states, in Europe and Japan. Tasting room is open year round at 1020 Anthony Road, Penn Yan for tastings and sales. To learn more about Anthony Road please visit their website www.anthonyroadwine.com, or call the winery at 315-536-2182.

   Recently awarded Winery of the Year, Keuka Spring Vineyards is also a two-time winner of both the Governor’s Cup for best New York State wine and Best White Wine in America. They have been producing premium wines since 1985. Owners Len and Judy Wiltberger warmly invite you to their tasting room overlooking the east side of Keuka Lake at 243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan.  For more information or to order their wines, please visit KeukaSpringWinery.com, or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

 

 

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Keuka Spring Vineyards Launches New Label Design  

           For 31 years, Keuka Spring Vineyards, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes, has used the same label for their wine bottles. This year the winery has introduced a new label and logo design. 

            "A wine label tells a story. It says something about who made the wine and what they are about. Keuka Spring has a history going back decades, but we are not stagnant. Our new label, modern and updated, speaks to who we are today: a part of the most dynamic and interesting wine region in America," said August Deimel, winemaker.

            "As a team, we worked for several months to create an updated and exciting, forward-thinking yet approachable look and feel. We wanted an elegant look that conveys the excellence and quality of wine that is always inside the bottle. Signed by the Wiltberger family, the label highlights the beauty of grape-growing in our area, mentions blending tradition with innovation,  and talks about creating wines to love and share year after year. We kept the unique shape of Keuka Lake in the label, as Keuka Lake is part of our identity," said Jeanne Wiltberger, marketing coordinator.

            Currently, three wine varieties in the tasting room bear the new label. More bottles are to be labeled with the new look, including the upcoming 2016 vintage.

          Recently awarded Winery of the Year, Keuka Spring Vineyards is also a two-time winner of both the Governor’s Cup for best New York State wine and Best White Wine in America. They have been producing premium wines since 1985. Owners Len and Judy Wiltberger warmly invite you to their tasting room overlooking the east side of Keuka Lake at 243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan.  For more information about their new label or to order their wines, please visit KeukaSpringWinery.com, or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

 

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Merlot & Mignon at Keuka Spring Vineyards August 12 & 13

 

      Keuka Spring Vineyards will host their annual Merlot & Mignon event Friday,  August 12 and Saturday, August 13.  The event features a library tasting of Keuka Spring Vineyards' Merlot wines paired with mignon appetizer. Tastings are held in small groups with the winemaker on the winery's patio overlooking Keuka Lake. Tasting times are at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm Friday, and at 12:00 and 3:00 pm on Saturday, and last about one hour. A $20 fee covers the cost of the tasting (Vista wine club members $15).  Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. Limited library Merlot wines will be available for purchase the days of the event only.

     The “Merlot & Mignon” event is part of the winery’s annual Wine Education Series featuring wine and food pairings and library wines. The next event in the series is their Holiday Barrel Tasting on December 3 & 4. The winery will also host their Music & Wine Series on Sundays in August and September 11 featuring live music and a food truck at each event. For details, please visit KeukaSpringWinery.com.

     Two-time winner of both the Governor’s Cup for best New York State wine and Best White Wine in America, Keuka Spring Vineyards was recently recognized as a Wine & Spirits Value Brand of Year. They have been producing premium wines since 1985. Owners Len and Judy Wiltberger warmly invite you to their tasting room, open daily, overlooking the east side of Keuka Lake at 243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. For more information about their Wine Education Series and other events at the winery or to make reservations, visit Keukaspringwinery.com or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

 

 

 

 Shrimp & Chardonnay at Keuka Spring Vineyards July 8 & 9


 

     Keuka Spring Vineyards will host their annual Shrimp & Chardonnay event Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th. The event features a library tasting of Keuka Spring Vineyards' Chardonnay wines paired with shrimp appetizers. Tastings are held in small groups with the winemaker on the winery's patio overlooking Keuka Lake. Tasting times are at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm Friday, and at 12:00 and 3:00 pm on Saturday, and last about 1 hour. A $20 fee covers the cost of the tasting (Vista wine club members $15). Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. Limited library Chardonnay wines will be available for purchase the days of the event only.

     The "Shrimp & Chardonnay" event is part of the winery's annual Wine Education Series featuring wine and food pairings and library wines. Upcoming events include Merlot & Mignon August 12 & 13 and their Holiday Barrel Tasting on December 3 & 4. The winery will also host their Music & Wine Series on Sundays in August and September 11 featuring live music and a food truck at each event. For details, please visit KeukaSpringWinery.com.

     Two-time winner of both the Governor's Cup for Best New York State wine and Best White Wine in America, Keuka Spring Vineyards was recently recognized as a Wine & Spirits Value Brand of the Year. They have been producing premium wines since 1985. Owners Len and Judy Wiltberger warmly invite you to their tasting room, open daily, overlooking the east side of Keuka Lake at 243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. For more information about their Wine Education Series and other events at the winery or to make reservations, visit KeukaSpringWinery.com or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

 

 

 

Keuka Spring Vineyards to Kick Off Music & Wine Series July 2

     On Saturday, July 2, Keuka Spring Vineyards will host local jazz band Artistic License and Milliner's Southern Smoke BBQ food truck for an afternoon of fun. The event is part of their summer music series that begins July 4th weekend and resumes Sundays in August.

    "We are a great stop with family and friends on the 4th of July weekend," said Jeanne Wiltberger, Marketing Coordinator. "You can pick up or enjoy some barbecue and wine while you relax and socialize on our patio overlooking Keuka Lake."

    Milliner's barbecue will be available through the lunch hour, and music will begin around 1:30 and continue through the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. Wine and food are available for purchase. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, tents, and blankets to sit on. The series continues this summer with the following dates: 

  • Saturday, July 2, Artistic License & Milliner’s Southern Smoke

  • Sunday, August 7, Distilled & Heintzelman's Marinade Magic

  • Sunday,  August 14, Bob & Dee with Milliner's Southern Smoke
  • Sunday, August 21, Murphy's Law & Milliner's Southern Smoke
  • Sunday, August 28,  Agonal Rhythm & Heintzelman's Marinade Magic
  • Sunday, September 11, The Galtee Mountain Boys


     For more information about each event, the bands, and food, please visit KeukaSpringWinery.com or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

    Two-time winner of both the Governor’s Cup for best New York State wine and Best White Wine in America, Keuka Spring Vineyards was recently recognized as a Wine & Spirits Value Brand of Year. They have been producing premium wines since 1985. Owners Len and Judy Wiltberger warmly invite you to their tasting room, open daily, overlooking the east side of Keuka Lake at 243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. For more information about Music and Wine series and other events at the winery, visit Keukaspringwinery.com or contact the winery at 315-536-3147.

 

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