"For the second straight year, the 11th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition set a record for the number of entries Saturday. At the Rochester Plaza Hotel, a record-breaking 3,259 wines from 788 wineries were entered.
The wines came from 19 nations, six Canadian provinces and all 50 states. Last year's entries comprised 3,010 wines from 666 wineries".
GOLD MEDAL WINNER: SPARK
Our "Spark" is the newest addition to the Fireside Winery line-up features two locally grown white wine grapes, Edelweiss and La Crosse, and just a splash of Zinfandel to make it blush. Lightly chilled, “Spark” with its bright floral aromas and smooth, juicy melon flavors are destined to be a Fireside favorite! Perfect for summertime sipping or as an aperitif, “Spark” is elegantly balanced and offers a silky, long lasting finish that promises to satisfy.
Other Fireside Winery wines were entered into this critically acclaimed international wine competition. An additional five wines were recognized for their excellence by receiving bronze awards.
Bronze Award Winning Wines:
Look for these award winning wines at our winery or at your favorite retailer.