Wyalusing Winery Earns Top Honors
Five wines recently submitted for judging in the 11th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition earned Wyalusing’s Grovedale Winery top honors.
The renowned two-day competition took place in March in Rochester, NY and was judged by a group of 60 national and international judges from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United States.
A total of 3,298 wines were entered in the competition and Grovedale Winery was among just 264 of the entries to earn gold medals. Grovedale’s gold medal winner was its Susquehanna Sunset, which is described by the winery as a “soft, sweet red wine that is easy to drink with generous fruit flavors.” It’s said to nicely complement your favorite pizza and wing dinner.
Grovedale’s 2009—8th Generation was among 1,028 entries to earn silver medals. A semi-dry, this wine is described as having “a floral bouquet on the nose with a gentle fruit aroma. It opens with melon, a touch of citrus and white peach flavors followed by hints of creamy vanilla.”
Grovedale also earned bronze awards for its semi-sweet wines 2009—Frontenac Gris and 2009—Grovedale Red and its sweet wine, Niagara. Bronze medals were awarded to 1,326 of the entries.
Wines were submitted by 788 wineries from 19 countries. The competition’s top award, double gold went to just 76 wines.
Kim and Jeff Homer opened Grovedale Winery in 2008 during Wyalusing’s annual Wine Festival, which takes place within a short walk of the winery. The winery’s vineyards currently encompass eight acres.
Grovedale wines are available for purchase at the winery’s tasting room and are served at the following area restaurants: Wyalusing Hotel, Weigh Station Café in Towanda, Doc’s in Canton, Whistle Stop in Dushore, Twigs in Tunkhannock, York Harbor Brewery in Mansfield and at Le Juene Chef, the restaurant at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.’