The New York State Fair on Monday announced their winners in the state wide commercial wine competition. Fairgoers will be able to view the top award winning wines which will be on display in the “Giant Wine Bottle” in the Horticulture building during the fair. Sample of wines entered in the competition will be available to fairgoers following most of the presentations in the Demonstration Kitchen in the lower level of the Arts and Home Center.

Five local Hudson Valley wineries took away prizes, competing against the best of the Finger Lakes and Long Island Regions, including a gold and ‘Best of Category’ in the Fortified Wines Class for Hudson-Chatham’s ‘Paperbirch Raspberry Fine Ruby’.

BenMarl Winery took Silver for 2007 Seneca Lake Traminette

and Bronze for 2006 HudsonValley Baco Noir and 2007 Slate Hill White

Brotherhood Winery took Silver for 2007 Riesling 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Pinot Noir Holiday Spiced Wine and Blanc de Blancs and Bronze for May Wine, Ruby Port and Cream Sherry

Clinton Vineyards took Bronze for Cassis and Seyval Naturel

Hudson-Chatham Winery Took Gold and Best of Category for Paperbirch Raspberry Fine Ruby

and Silver for 2005 Hudson-Chatham Merlot andPaperbirch Bannerman’s Castle Amber Cream

Silver Stream Winery took Bronze for their 2007 New YorkState Cabernet Franc

Entire Results can be found at:

Congratulations to ALL!