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Pennsylvania Wine Association names winners in recent commercial competition

| Wednesday, April 24, 2002

The Pennsylvania Wine Association has announced the winners of its commercial wine competition, held April 6 at the Holiday Inn, O'Hara Township.

Nine gold medals were awarded. Two of them went to Pinnacle Ridge, for its nonvintage Cuvee Chardonnay and nonvintage Brut Reserve. Single golds were won by Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, for nonvintage Chardonnay; Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery, for 2001 Bergwein; Naylor Wine Cellars Inc., for Intimacy; Nissley Vineyards, for 2001 Black Raspberry; Presque Isle Wine Cellars, for 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon; Quaker Ridge Winery, for nonvintage Raspberry; and The Winery at Wilcox, for nonvintage Schwartzbeeren.

Winning three silvers each were Mazza Vineyards, for Vidal Blanc, Cream Sherry and Raspberry, all nonvintage; and Oregon Hill Wine Co., for Bubbling Mountain White, Norton and Mountain White, all nonvintage. Double silver winners were Calvaresi Winery, 2001 Seyval and 2001 Riesling; Cherry Valley Vineyards, nonvintage Strawberry Spumante and nonvintage Proprietor's Red; Mt. Nittany, 2001 Cabernet Franc and 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon; Naylor Wine Cellars, 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2000 Rapture; Nissley Vineyards, for 2001 Apple and 2001 Country Cherry; and Presque Isle for nonvintage Creekside Red and 1999 Chardonnay.

Individual silver medals were awarded to Allegro Vineyards, nonvintage Apple; Arrowhead Wine Cellars, nonvintage Blueberry Blues; Chaddsford Winery, 2000 Pinot Noir; Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, nonvintage Niagara; Conneaut Cellars Winery, 1998 Cabernet Franc; Fox Ridge Vineyards & winery, 2001 Apricot; Oak Spring Winery, nonvintage Niagara; Penn Shore, nonvintage Lambruscano; Quaker Ridge, nonvintage Vintage Red; Raspberry Acres Winery, nonvintage Seyval Blanc; Shade Mountain Winery, nonvintage Cabernet Franc; The Winery at Wilcox, 2001 Port of Chambourcin; and Windgate Vineyards, 1999 Guyasuta Red.

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