PORTLAND - 21 Brix Winery, Lake Erie Wine Country's newest winery, entered its first wine competition in March and won eight medals.
Every wine that 21 Brix entered in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition won either a silver or bronze medal.
Silver medals were awarded to the following wines: 2009 Chardonnay, 2011 Gewurztraminer, 2010 Noiret Ice Wine, 2011 Raspberry, 2011 Sweet Riesling and Thirsty Elephant (non-vintage). The other two wines submitted won bronze medals: House Red (non-vintage) and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, which benefits Camp Good Days and is the world's largest charitable wine competition, has been held for the past twelve years. The judging panel is made up of over 60 national and international judges and their area of expertise ranges from enologists, educators, sommeliers, retailers and importers as well as industry consultants. Each wine is judged on its own merit including its presence, balance and varietal character.
21 Brix Winery is proud to have won so many medals in its first competition and hopes to continue winning national acclaim for its wines.
21 Brix Winery is located on Route 20 (6654 West Main Road) in the town of Portland. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so stop in and try some awarding winning wines. Look for Ella the Elephant at the driveway entrance. Check out www.21Brix.com for a listing of other wines available for tasting as well as information about upcoming events.