This past weekend in the Finger Lakes the editors of the New York Cork Report gathered to decide on the 2009 New York Wines of the Year.   Fifty-Four wines representing the five major wine regions in New York were tasted in 19 flights.

Congratulations to Clinton Vineyards and Millbrook Vineyards for their winning wines.
Hudson River Region Sparkling Wine: Clinton Vineyards NV Jubilee
Hudson River Region White Wine: Millbrook Vineyards 2008 Tocai Friulano
Hudson River Region Red Wine: Millbrook Vineyards 2007 Block Five East Pinot Noir

My hat goes off to Lenn Thompson and the editors of the New York Cork Report for raising the profile of New York Wines.  I hope that this becomes a yearly “competition” and a public tasting event for New York Wines.  Hopefully I can be a part of it.  After all, I organized and run the Hudson Valley Wine Competition. I would love to be a part of the organization and execution of the NYCR Wines of the Year contest.

To read more about the NYCR winning wines of 2009 visit the New York Cork Report