Swedish Hill Claims Four Gold Medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
April 4, 2014 ̶ Swedish Hill Winery is honored to have received four gold medals from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC), making it one of the top regional winners from last weekend’s event.
The FLIWC benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a camping experience and more for children and adults facing the toughest challenges of life. This was the 14th year of the competition that included 3749 wines from 20 countries that were judged by 75 judges from around the globe.
Swedish Hill came out as one of the top medal winners for our region and was the only Finger Lakes Winery to win a gold medal for Cabernet Franc.
Swedish Hill Winery was awarded a double gold for its 2012 Riesling and three gold medals for its Blue Waters Riesling, 2011 Cabernet Franc and Spumante Blush. Each of these wines seems to be consistently impressing judges at competitions across the country. For the 2012 Riesling this was its ninth gold medal with four of those being double golds. The Blue Waters Riesling has a new total of five gold medals, the 2011 Cabernet Franc has three, and the Spumante Blush also has an impressive total of nine gold medals.
Owner of Swedish Hill Winery, Dave Peterson, commented on the recent success at this competition on stating, “The FLIWC has grown to be one of the larger international wine competitions in the country with a very impressive group of judges from around the globe. To have our wines score so well when judged amongst wines from around the world is truly an honor. The results further substantiate that while Finger Lakes Rieslings continue to lead the way for our region, the other varietals such as the sparkling wines and, in this instance, Cabernet Franc, and others are “world class” as well!”