Swedish Hill Winery Wins " Best Sparkling Wine"

Dec 03, 2012

Swedish Hill Winery Wins "Best Sparkling Wine" at the American Wine Society's National Wine Competition

Swedish Hill Winery concluded 2012 with 61 gold medals, including four more gold medals at the recent American Wine Society National Wine Competition. Swedish Hill was awarded three gold medals, one double gold, the "Best Sparkling Wine," and won a total of 11 medals overall.

The American Wine Society's 26th annual Commercial Wine Competition was held on November 6th through the 8th in Portland, Oregon. Swedish Hill was proud to receive the "Best Sparkling Wine" award for its Blanc de Blanc. Also awarded to Swedish Hill was a double gold medal for its 2011 Vidal Blanc, making it this vintage's fifth gold medal at 2012 wine competitions. The other gold medalists from the American Wine Society included Viking White and 2011 Marechal Foch. The diversity of these gold medal wines from white to red to sparkling strengthens Swedish Hill's pride of providing a large variety of quality wines.

Overall 2012 was an impressive year for Swedish Hill Winery with 61 gold medals, 11 "Best of Class or Category" awards, and was also named "Winery of the Year" at California’s prestigious Riverside International Wine Competition. This has made it Swedish Hill's fifth straight year of attaining 50 or more gold medals.

CEO and owner, Dave Peterson, reflected on this year's accolades and stated that "we are very proud of the consistent high quality that our wines have been recognized for. It is also exciting to see the range of wine types and price points that have received top awards; from our wines made from hybrid grapes to our acclaimed Rieslings, Sparkling Wines, Chardonnays and Optimus (Meritage)." The success of 2012 upholds Swedish Hill's reputation as one of the most awarded wineries of the Finger Lakes, a position that the company will strive to maintain in 2013.

Swedish Hill Winery is located on State Route 414 in Romulus, NY about 10 minutes south of Seneca Falls. For more information about the winery, awards, and products, contact David Peterson, CEO, at 607-403-0029, by email at info@swedishhill.com, or by visiting www.SwedishHill.com.