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Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is the largest charitable wine competition in North America, celebrating its 15th year in 2017. The competition grew from 800 entries in 2001 to over 3,000 in 2017.

This renowned competition is judged by a diverse and highly skilled group of 60 national and international judges representing sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, writers, importers, retailers and industry consultants from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United States.

All judging is single blind tasting and awarded on four levels of excellence: Double Gold (unanimous panel vote), Gold, Silver and Bronze. The most prestigious wine awards are the annual John Rose Award for the highest scoring Riesling (dry, semi sweet or sweet) and the Crystal Grape Award for the highest scoring ice wine. Awards are given for the highest scoring Double Gold Chardonnay and for the highest scoring Double Gold Cabernet Sauvignon.

Award-winning wines will be featured at several public events following the competition, including the annual wine auction dinner to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, which attracts nearly 1000 wine aficionados and collectors. Press releases promote the winners and the results online. Judges include important buyers for restaurants and retailers who treat this awards list as a shopping guide.

In 2017, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals:

  • BluSecco - Double Gold
  • True Blue - Gold
  • Blaufrankisch - Gold
  • Riesling 2015 - Silver
  • Niagara - Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie 2015 - Silver
  • Blushing Heron - Silver
  • Noiret 2012 - Silver
  • Cabernet Franc 2013 - Silver
  • Pink Catawba - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2015 - Silver
  • Chardonnary 2015 - Bronze
  • Pinot Noir 2013 - Bronze
  • Merlot 2013 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Bronze
  • Freeport Red - Bronze
  • Eskimo Kisses 2013 - Bronze

In 2016, Presque Isle Wine Cellars earned the following medals:

  • Blushing Heron - Gold
  • Pink Catawba 2014 - Silver
  • Eskimo Kisses 2013 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2013 - Silver
  • True Blue - Silver
  • Dornfelder 2012 - Silver
  • Riesling 2013 - Bronze
  • Gewurztraminer 2013 - Bronze
  • Viognier 2013 - Bronze
  • Chardonnay 2014 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze

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

  • Freeport Red - Gold
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2013 - Silver
  • Riesling 2013 - Silver
  • Blushing Heron - Silver
  • Hot Kisses 2013 - Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2012 - Bronze
  • Eskimo Kisses 2013 - Bronze
  • Syrah 2012 - Bronze

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

  • Eskimo Kisses 2011 - Double Gold
  • Creekside Niagara - Double Gold
  • Blushing Heron - Gold
  • Reflections of Lake Erie - Gold
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Silver
  • Cabernet Franc 2012 - Silver
  • Falling Waters 2012 - Silver
  • Gewurtztraminer 2012 - Silver
  • Riesling 2012 - Silver
  • Noiret 2012 - Bronze
  • Pinot Noir 2012 - Bronze
  • Touriga Port 2011 - Bronze
  • Vignoles 2011 - Bronze

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

  • Eskimo Kisses 2011 - Gold
  • Falling Waters 2010- Silver
  • Blueberry - Silver
  • Blushing Heron - Silver
  • Dornfelder 2010 - Silver
  • Pink Catawba - Silver
  • Port 2010 - Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie – Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Franc 2011 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Bronze
  • Creekside Niagara - Bronze
  • Pinot Noir 2012 - Bronze
  • Riesling 2012 - Bronze

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

  • Eskimo Kisses 2009 - Double Gold
  • Riesling Ice Wine 2008 - Double Gold
  • Dornfelder 2010 - Silver
  • Blushing Heron - Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie - Silver
  • Blaufrankisch 2010 - Bronze
  • Freeport Red 2010 - Bronze
  • Vidal 2009 - Bronze
  • Noiret 2010 - Bronze
  • Riesling 2011 - Bronze
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Bronze
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - Bronze
  • Vignoles 2009 - Bronze

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

  • Eskimo Kisses NV - Double Gold
  • Blushing Heron  NV - Gold
  • Vidal  2009 - Silver
  • Reflections of Lake Erie NV - Silver
  • Pink Catawba 2008 - Silver
  • Creekside Niagara NV - Silver
  • Vignoles  2009 - Silver
  • Noiret 2008 - Bronze
  • Merlot 2008 - Bronze
  • Falling Waters 2009 - 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.