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Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the East Coast. Established in 1973 as the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), it was an early supporter of planting world class Vinifera wine grapes, the production of quality commercial wines, and the building of a wine industry along the Eastern seaboard. Today, the ASWA is a national and international wine trade association that works with state and national legislatures to resolve issues that challenge the US wine industry.

The ASWA has conducted a wine competition for many years. In earlier years the competition centered on wines from only the state of Virginia until the organization realized that great wines were being made outside their state. In 2005 their focus changed to encompass the wines from the states on the Atlantic Seaboard and subsequently changed its name to reflect the more regional approach the organization was adopting.

In 2014 the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association completed its 8th annual wine competition. The competition covers the 17 states from Maine to Florida that border the Atlantic including Vermont, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The number of wineries in the 2014 wine competition was 96 with 495 wines submitted. Wineries from ten states on the Atlantic seaboard were represented in the competition: VT, RI, NJ, NY, PA, VA, NC, GA, MD and NH.

The competition is judged by a distinguished panel of judges from the Eastern Wine community with connections to the wine industry, wine press, and wine education fields. This year’s judges came from NY, RI, PA, NJ, MD, VA, NC and MO.

In 2015, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon- Silver
  • 2012 Dornfelder - Silver and Best in Category
  • 2012 Noiret- Bronze
  • NV Carmine - Bronze
  • 2013 Lake Erie Riesling - Bronze
  • 2013 Reflections of Lake Erie - Bronze
  • 2013 Lake Erie Falling Waters - Bronze
     

In 2014, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • Falling Waters 2013 - Gold and Best in Category
  • Cabernet Franc 2012 - Gold
  • Blushing Heron 2013 - Silver
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Silver
  • Creekside Niagara - Silver
  • Noiret 2012 - Silver
  • Pinot Gris 2012 - Silver
  • Blueberry 2012 - Bronze
  • Dornfelder 2011 - Bronze
  • Pink Catawba Special Edition (Breast Cancer Awareness - Bronze
  • Riesling 2013 - Bronze
  • Vignoles 2011 - Bronze

In 2013, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • Eskimo Kisses 2011– Gold and Best in Category
  • Blushing Heron NV – Silver and Best in Category
  • Cabernet Franc 2011 - Silver
  • Dornfelder 2011 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2012 - Silver
  • Gewurztraminer 2012 - Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie 2011 - Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Pink Catawba 2011 - Bronze
  • Pinot Blanc 2012 - Bronze
  • Pinot Noir 2010 - Bronze

In 2012, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • Dornfelder 2010 - Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Bronze
  • Eskimo Kisses 2009 - Bronze
  • Riesling 2011 - Bronze
  • Syrah 2010 - Bronze

In 2011, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Gold and Best of Category
  • Dornfelder 2010 - Silver
  • Traminette 2010 - Bronze
  • Riesling 2010 - Bronze
  • Vignoles 2009 - Bronze

In 2010, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals in the ASWA Wine Competition:

  • Vignoles 2008 - Silver and Best White Hybrid
  • Viognier NV - Silver
  • Dornfelder 2008 - Silver
  • Vidal 2008 - Bronze
  • Touriga Port 2005 - Bronze
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2008 - Bronze
  • Reflections of Lake Erie NV - Bronze
  • Noiret 2008 - Bronze

Presque Isle Wine Cellars' Wines are consistently winning awards and medals in every competition we enter. Taste what the judges have identified as exemplary wine. Visit our online wine store to discover the varieties we offer, and have it shipped right to your door.