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Goose Watch Awarded “Best Sparkling” & “Best Traminette” at NY Wine & Food Classic



­Romulus, NY  ̶  August 14, 2015  ̶  Goose Watch Winery is honored to have two of its wines recognized in the “Best of” categories at this week’s New York Wine & Food Classic.

The Pinot Noir Brut Rosé was awarded “Best Sparkling Wine” and a double gold medal and Goose Watch Winery’s 2014 Traminette was named “Best Traminette” along with a gold medal at this competition.

This was the 30th year of the New York Wine & Food Classic, also known as the “Oscars” of competitions for the    409 wineries across the state. This year a panel of 21 judges evaluated 858 wines awarding 68 double gold, 80 gold,      351 silver, and 274 bronze medals.

Best-NY-Sparkling-Wine“It’s a great honor for us to receive this award” remarked Goose Watch Winery’s owner, Dave Peterson. “We have produced this dry rosé sparkling wine for nearly 20 years, and through the years we have seen a steady interest in its popularity. Altogether dry rosés are becoming more sought after, especially in the Finger Lakes as winemakers are able to be quite innovative with the different premium varieties that our region is able to produce. Our Pinot Noir Brut Rosé is no exception as it also highlights the region’s ability to craft impressive sparkling wines.”

In total Goose Watch Winery was awarded 17 medals including a double gold medal for its 2013 Cabernet Franc Ice wine, along with five silver medals and nine bronze medals. This was the first competitive entry for this bottling of the Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, where as the 2014 Traminette was also awarded a double gold medal at the 2015 New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition and a gold medal at California’s Long Beach Grand Cru last month.

Goose Watch Winery, owned by the Peterson Family, is located on Route 89 in Romulus, NY with a scenic tasting room overlooking Cayuga Lake. The tasting room is open year round and features an impressive variety of innovative Finger Lakes wines. Customers can also experience Goose Watch products at the Lake Placid satellite tasting room and retail stores across New York State.


For a complete list of Goose Watch Winery’s accolades, click here

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