“Best in State” Award from 2018 PA Sommelier Judgement

Bob Mazza accepts Best in State Award for Gruner at Pa Sommelier Judgement 2018

Our 2017 South Shore Wine Company Grüner Veltliner was awarded a “Best in State” award from the 2nd Annual 2018 PA Sommelier Judgment tasting panel, hosted by the Pennsylvania Winery Association. Our Mazza Vineyards 2017 Riesling and Mazza Vineyards 2016 Teroldego also made the top 10 picks.

The panel, made up of 14 regional sommeliers and wine experts, tasted upwards of 100 Pennsylvania wines in a blind tasting in early September. The top ten wines were featured at the PA Sommelier Judgment event Talula’s Daily on October 15, 2018, also celebrating Pennsylvania Wine Month.

2018 PA Sommelier Judgment Panel:
Alexandra Cherniavsky, The Love
Bart Riley, Scarpetta
Bill Eccelson, Panorama
Heather Curtis, The Final Cut Steakhouse
Jill Weber, Jet Wine Bar
Maria van Schaijik, Andiario
Marnie Old, Sommelier and Author
Rebecca Breasch, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Rebecca Sollisi, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Robin Shreeves, Sommelier and Journalist
Samantha Germani, The Rittenhouse Hotel
Scott Strader, Plenty Café
Scott Zoccolillo, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Westley Satterwhite, The Final Cut Steakhouse

2018 PA Sommelier Judgement Results:
Best in State: South Shore Wine Company 2017 Grüner Veltliner (Erie County)
Best Red: Fero Vineyards & Winery Bison Roots Red (Union County)
Best White: Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery 2017 Toczko Vineyards Riesling (Wyoming

Additional wines in the top 10 (listed in alphabetical order):
1723 Vineyards 2017 Albariño (Chester County)
Armstrong Valley Vineyards & Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc (Dauphin County)
Armstrong Valley Vineyards & Winery 2017 Riesling
Flickerwood Wine Cellars 2017 Riesling (McKean County)
Mazza Vineyards 2017 Riesling (Erie County)
Mazza Vineyards 2016 Teroldego
Vynecrest Vineyard & Winery 2017 Riesling (Lehigh County)

Give Pennsylvania Wines a Chance. These are the Ones to Try.


Photo Credit: Ted Nghiem

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