Old York Cellars of Ringoes, New Jersey recently celebrated their 10th anniversary this past year. The winery also took home the title of 2020 New Jersey Winery of the Year at the New York International Wine Competition. The only winery in the whole state to claim a title in any category. And the good news didn’t end there. The winery also did very well at the American Wine Society Competition. Old York Cellars earned a Gold Medal and a 93 ranking for their Rosé Reserve as well as a Silver Medal for their 2019 Pinot Gris and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.
About The New York International Wine Competition
The New York International Wine Competition celebrates the finest quality of wines. Staying safe at home, this year’s event was held remotely. This competition included over 1,400 wines submitted from 24 countries. The judges were made up of a panel of restaurateurs, sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributors and importers. This diversity of roles and interests in the industry provided an ensemble of various viewpoints to be considered during the evaluation of the wines.
Who Is The American Wine Society?
The American Wine Society is the largest consumer-based wine organization in the United States. It established and has held its prestigious wine competition annually for over 40 years. The judges of the competition include both AWS trained and certified judges, as well as professional experts from all aspects of the wine industry.
Old York Cellars Named New Jersey Winery of the Year
Across 28 acres of preserved farmland, lies Old York Cellars. This vineyard is sublime with its mountain views and lush surroundings. While enjoying daily wine tastings and vineyard experiences, there is outdoor and covered seating for all guests and members. During the pandemic, there have also been virtual tasting parties, fundraisers and client events.
Owner David Wolin spoke about the incredible year the winery has had: “Chosen to be 2020 New Jersey Winery of the Year and winning so many medals has been a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary. These honors are a result of the hard work of our dedicated winemaking team. We are proud to be making world-class wines in New Jersey and providing socially distant tastings and entertainment during this difficult time.”