Our annual New York Wine & Food Classic has two different top prizes: the “Governor’s Cup” for single best wine out of about 900, deservedly won this year by Billsboro Winery 2013 Syrah, Sawmill Creek Vineyard; and “Winery of the Year” for the best overall showing in terms of consistent quality across the board, which deservedly went to Keuka Spring Vineyards.
Why? Their 2015 Gewurztraminer won Best White Wine (out of about 500). Out of the four different Riesling categories (Dry, Medium Dry, Medium Sweet, Sweet), they won two (Dry and Medium Sweet) despite the fact that there are many other Finger Lake wineries producing superb Rieslings. Their Celebrate white wine blend also won Best of Class, joined by many other Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Oh, and did I mention that a few years ago their Riesling won the Governor’s Cup? This makes KSV one of very few wineries to win both top awards.