“On May 24, sommeliers, beverage directors and other notable industry representatives from the region’s top wine programs convened for the fifth annual PA Sommelier Judgment, a blind tasting of vinifera wines produced in Pennsylvania using grapes grown in the state. The panel tasted an array of Pennsylvania wines from all regions of the commonwealth, sharing its marks following two extensive tasting rounds. Twenty-two wines from 13 individual Pennsylvania wineries were recognized. The ten highest-scoring wines featured five white wines, three red wines, one rosé, and for the first time in the Judgment’s history, a sparkling wine made in the French pétillant naturel (“natural sparkling”) style. Albariño, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon were among the top varietals. This was the second year that an Albariño finished among the best wines. The complete breakdown of top wines and honorable mentions are listed below.”
We are proud to announce that our South Shore Wine Company Pét Nat Riesling made the Top 10 Wines, and is the first sparkling wine to have received this honor!