Erie Shore Vineyard wine being poured on a Wine Trail Ride cycling tour

A huge congratulations are in order as local wineries brought home a total of 21 medals from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Finger Lakes, New York.

We’re very proud of all the winemakers and wineries for their accomplishments, but also want to single out North 42 Degrees Estate Winery who have just been open for less than a year and submitted their first ever wines.

Here is a breakdown of the medals:

Black Bear Farms & Estate Winery

  • Silver: Rsapberry Blueberry blend
  • Bronze: 2009 Mama’s Special Delight
  • Bronze: 2010 Black Currant
  • Bronze: Bear’s Special Blend
  • Bronze: Black Raspberry & Blueberry blend

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery

  • Silver: Posh Cuvee
  • Silver: Riesling
  • Silver: Grand CREW
  • Bronze: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bronze: Gewurztraminer
  • Bronze: Merlot

Erie Shore Vineyard

  • Silver: 2011 Riesling
  • Bronze: 2008 Baco Noir Reserve
  • Bronze: 2012 Vidal

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery

  • Silver: Riesling
  • Bronze: Sauvignon Blanc

Pelee Island Winery

  • Silver: Baco Noir
  • Silver: Pinot Grigio
  • Bronze: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bronze: Vinedressers Red
  • Bronze: Vinedressers White

With the warm weather finally arriving in Windsor-Essex, we’d like to remind you that you can have the opportunity to taste and purchase some of these award winning wines on our award winning Wine Trail Ride cycling tours which begin on May 18, 2013.