A Finger Lakes winery won the Governor's Cup and a Long Island winery earned Winery of the Year in the New York Wine and Food Classic.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau of Hector, Schuyler County, won the best of show prize for its 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling during the competition, which ended Wednesday at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, the New York Wine and Grape Foundation announced in an email. Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy presented the silver chalice.
The winery said on Twitter that this was its third Governor's Cup.
The estate-bottled CLR wine was judged the best of the 835 New York wines entered in the contest, which is held by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. It also was voted best white wine, best overall Riesling and best medium-dry Riesling.
Four other wines won Best of Category Awards and competed for the Cup: Macari Vineyards & Winery's 2010 Cabernet Franc, Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery's 2005 Brut Seduction, Methode Champenoise; Anthony Road Wine Co.'s 2013 Rosé of Cabernet Franc; and Idol Ridge Winery's 2014 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine.
Macari, which is on the North Fork of Long Island, won the Winery of the Year Award for the best overall showing, based on the level and number of awards in relation to entries.
King Ferry Winery's 2013 Apple Mystique received the Specialty Wine Champion award. The Best Limited Production Wine, for wines produced with fewer than 100 cases, went to Sheldrake Point Winery's 2013 Late Harvest Riesling.
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The competition included 20 hard ciders and eight spirits. Kaneb Orchards' 2014 St. Lawrence Cider from Massena was judged Best Cider, while Best Spirit was Judd's Wreckin' Ball Corn Whiskey from Hidden Marsh Distillery, which is affiliated with Montezuma Winery.
The Best of Category wine winners came from the Best of Class winners, which were double gold or gold medal wines in classes of at least seven wines. (Double gold medals require a unanimous vote by a judging panel.)
Besides the category winners, the Best of Class winners included:
Finger Lakes: Anthony Road Wine Co.'s 2013 Vignoles; Barnstormer Winery's 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling; Billsboro Winery's 2012 Syrah; Buttonwood Grove Winery's Redbud; Fulkerson Winery's 2013 William Vigne Dry Zwiegelt; Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard's 2012 Change; Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2013 Gewürztraminer; Hosmer Winery's 2013 Sauvignon Blanc; Lucas Vineyards' 2013 Cayuga White, 2013 Harbor Moon and Miss Behavin'; Seneca Hayes Wine Cellars 2012 Riesling-Gewürztraminer; Swedish Hill Winery's 2013 Pinot Grigio and 2013 Vidal Blanc; Thirsty Owl Wine Co.'s 2013 Traminette; Three Brothers Wineries & Estates 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Estate Reserve; Ventosa Vineyards' 2010 Pinot Noir; Wagner Vineyards' 2012 Dry Riesling, Caywood East Vineyards, and 2012 Riesling Select.
Hudson Valley: Brotherhood's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon; and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery's 2013 Tocai Friulano, Proprietor's Special Reserve.
Lake Erie: 21 Brix Winery's Thirsty Elephant and Ella's Red; Johnson Estate Winery's 2012 Chambourcin; and Woodbury Vineyards' Foxy Blush Renard.
Long Island, Coffee Pot Cellars' 2013 Chardonnay; Harbes Vineyard's 2012 Red Blend; Martha Clara Vineyards' 2012 Chardonnay (two awards); and Osprey's Dominion Vineyard's 2010 Reserve Merlot.
North Country: Thousand Islands Winery's 2012 Frontenac; and Tug Hill Vineyards' 2013 LaCrescent.
Full results will be posted later at newyorkwines.org, according to the email.
Judges this year came from France, California, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Washington and New York states.