NJ Wineries Bring Home 45 Medals

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Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton Wins Best of Show for its Cabernet Franc in Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Garden State Wine Grow- ers Association wineries once again shined in a blind taste test against wines from throughout the country bring- ing home 45 medals in the prestigious Finger Lakes In- ternational Wine Competition including a Best of Show for Plagido’s Winery of Hammon- ton for its Cabernet Franc.

Plagido’s Winery also took home a Double Gold for its 2016 Coeur d’Est red blend and three silver medals, while Sharrott Winery of Hammonton earned a pair of gold medals for their NV Pinot Grigio and 2016 Wicked Port wine, four silver and seven bronze medals.

Other winners included DiMatteo Vineyards of Hammonton with six silver and three bronze medals; Fox Hollow Vineyards of Holmdel with two silver and six bronze medals; Old York Cellars, Ringoes with a silver and two bronze medals; Villari Vineyards of Deptford earned three silvers and a bronze and Sky Acres Winery in Somerset brought home a pair of bronze medals.

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is one of America’s Largest Charitable Wine Competitions in the United States. Masters of wine, Master Sommeliers, wine educators, wine journalists, wine makers, and other top internationally certified wine judges from around the world converge each year in Rochester, NY to evaluate and award thousands of internationally crafted wine and spirits, all accom- plished in two days of blind judging.

Here is the complete list of NJ medalists. The full competition results can be found at https://fliwc-cgd.com/winners-2019.asp.