Awards 2018-04-12T21:33:52+00:00
101, 2018

2018 Awards

Published Articles: Review by Carlo DeVitto

International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • DOUBLE GOLD / BEST OF CLASS / 93 points – 2016 Riesling
    • BRONZE – Cabernet Franc

Indy Wine Competition

  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
    • SILVER – Corkscrew Red
    • SILVER – Loganberry Rosebud

New York International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – 2017 Odin’s Nectar
    • SILVER – 2017 Trilogy White Reserve
    • Mead Producer of the Year

Clayton Chamber of Commerce

  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
    • SILVER – Thirty Mile Point

Tasters Guild International

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Cabernet Franc
    • GOLD – Odin’s Nectar

Great American International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Black Widow Berry
    • SILVER – Classic Diamond
    • BRONZE – Odin’s Nectar

2018 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Classic Diamond 2016
    • SILVER – Trilogy Red 2016
    • SILVER – Trilogy White 2018

4th Annual Berlin International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • Mead Producer of the Year
    • SILVER – Odin’s Nectar 2017

American Fine Wine Competition

  • Chateau Niagara Winery
    • SILVER – Riesling
    • SILVER – Gerwurztraminer
    • SILVER – Pinot Noir
    • SILVER – Bulls Blood
    • SILVER – Saperavi

Saperavi World Prize 2017

  • Chateau Niagara Winery
    • BRONZE – Kagor 2016

Tastings.com Regional Wine Review

  • Freedom Run Winery
    • GOLD, 90 points – 2015 Estate Pinot Noir
    • GOLD, 90 points – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Bare Cat Blush
    • GOLD – Black Widow Berry
    • SILVER – Trilogy Red

1912, 2016

2017 Awards

Tastings.com
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
  • 90 points, GOLD – 2015 Reserve Ice Wine Vidal Blanc
 
Black Willow Winery
  • DOUBLE GOLD, BEST OF CLASS – Bare Cat Blush
  • GOLD – Black Widow Berry
Tastings.com Sweet Fruit Wine & Dessert Wine Categories
The Winery at Marjim Manor

American Wine Society (AWS) Commercial Wine Competition 

The Winery at Marjim Manor
  • SILVER & BEST NATIVE WINE – 100 Windows
  • SILVER – Cat’s Meow
  • BRONZE – Lord of the Manor
  • BRONZE – Shubal’s Sunset

World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under

Black Willow Winery

  • 91 points – GOLD – BEST VALUE – 2016 Trilogy Red

New York Wine & Food Classic

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

  • DOUBLE GOLD – 2014 Arrowhead Red
  • DOUBLE GOLD – 2014 Cool Terroir

BlackBird Cider Works

  • BRONZE – 2016 Estate Reserve

Chateau Niagara Winery

  • GOLD – Kagor
  • BRONZE – 2015 Cabernet Franc

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery 

  • BEST of Class Ice Wine, DOUBLE GOLD – 2015 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • GOLD – 2016 Riesling
  • GOLD – 2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • SILVER – 2014 Pinot Noir, Reserve Series
  • SILVER – 2012 Reserve Syrah
  • SILVER – 2015 Sparkling Riesling
  • SILVER – 2016 Chardonnay Greater Niagara
  • SILVER – 2013 Reserve Riesling
  • SILVER – 2015 Lombardo Riesling
  • SILVER – 2016 Vignoles
  • BRONZE – 2014 Blaufrankisch, Reserve Series

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • SILVER – Crackling Sweet Niagara
  • SILVER – Mon Cheri
  • BRONZE – 2015 Siegfried Reserve

2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • 93 POINTS – Reserve Cabernet Franc 2012

7th Annual New York International Wine Competition

Black Willow Winery

  • BRONZE – Bare Cat Blush
  • GOLD – Odin’s Nectar
  • Mead Winery of the Year

2017 International Women’s Wine Competition

Black Willow Winery

  • GOLD & BEST OF CLASS – Trilogy Red
  • BRONZE – Bare Cat Blush

2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

A Gust of Sun Winery

  • SILVER – Bubba Cabernet Franc, Late Harvest Vignoles
  • BRONZE – Cabernet Franc, Trismegistus, Fedora Red

Black Willow Winery

  • GOLD – Bare Cat Blush
  • SILVER – Chardonnay, Trilogy White, DePeche Meow
  • BRONZE – Classic Diamond, Trilogy Red

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • GOLD – Tiny Bubbles
  • SILVER – Cabernet Franc Reserve
  • BRONZE – Thirty Mile Point Niagara, Siegfried Reserve, Aurelia, Lake House Red
  • EXCELLENCE IN PACKAGING – SILVER – Tiny Bubbles

Schwenk Wine Cellars 

  • SILVER – Distinct Voyage

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • SILVER – Cat’s Meow, Shubal’s Sunset

Tasters Guild International

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • DOUBLE GOLD – Thirty Mile Point Niagara
  • GOLD – Siegfried Reserve 2015
  • GOLD – Ruby

2017 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Black Willow Winery

  • GOLD – Classic Diamond
  • SILVER – Trilogy Red

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • SILVER – Cordially Yours
  • SILVER – 100 Windows

2017 Mazer Cup

810 Meadworks

  • SILVER, 2ND PLACE – Strawberry Patch

Great American International Wine Competition/Raise A Glass Foundation

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • GOLD – Catawba
  • SILVER – Tiny Bubbles
  • BRONZE – Lake House Red
  • BRONZE – Siegfried Reserve

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • GOLD – Heart of Gold
  • BRONZE – Cat’s Meow

Black Willow Winery

  • SILVER – Bare Cat Blush
  • BRONZE – Classic Diamond

2017 Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • SILVER – Classic Diamond
    • SILVER – Bare Cat Blush
    • SILVER – Black Widow Berry
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
    • BRONZE – 100 Windows
    • BRONZE – Star Light

2017 International Eastern Wine Competition (East Meets West)

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Trilogy Red
    • BEST OF CLASS, GOLD – Classic Diamond
    • BRONZE – Black Widow Berry

2017 Winemakers Challenge International Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • PLATINUM (95 PTS) – Classic Diamond
    • GOLD (92 PTS) – Trilogy Red
    • GOLD (92 PTS) – Odin’s Nectar
    • GOLD (91 PTS)  – Black Widow Berry

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Bare Cat Blush
    • GOLD – Classic Diamond
    • SILVER – Trilogy White
    • BRONZE – Chardonnay
    • BRONZE – Trilogy Red

Beverage Tasting Institute: Regional USA North East Wines

Beverage Tasting Institute: January 2017 World Mead Challenge

Beverage Tasting Institute: January 2017 US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Reviews

1901, 2016

2016 Awards

2016 Harvest Challenge

Black Willow Winery

  • SILVER – Black Widow Berry
  • BRONZE – Chardonnay
  • BRONZE – Classic Diamond

American Wine Society Competition

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • BEST OF CATEGORY: NATIVE GRAPE WINE – Lord of the Manor (concord)
  • SILVER – Starlight

Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2016

Black Willow Winery

  • BRONZE – Riesling

Tasters Guild International

Black Willow Winery

  • DOUBLE GOLD – Classic Diamond
  • SILVER – Triology Red
  • SILVER – Chardonnay
  • SILVER – Triology White
  • SILVER – Bare Cat Blush
  • SILVER – Black Widow Berry

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • GOLD – Vidal Blanc
  • SILVER – Sigfried
  • SILVER – Three Mile Point
  • BRONZE Catawba
  • BRONZE Lake House Red
  • BRONZE Ruby

Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Black Willow Winery

  • GOLD – Classic Diamond

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • SILVER – Lady in the Window (hybrid)
  • BRONZE – Lord of the Manor (concord)

Indy International Wine Competition

Black Willow Winery

  • SILVER – Trilogy White
  • SILVER – Trilogy Red

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • GOLD – Crackling Catawba
  • GOLD – Tiny Bubbles (sparkling wine)

Taste of Lockport

Flight of Five Winery

  • BEST DRY WINE 

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • BEST SWEET SIP – Applegria

New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

810 Meadworks

  • GOLD – Sweet Devohon
  • SILVER – Liquid Sunshine
  • BRONZE – Pound of Silence

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyards

  • DOUBLE GOLD – Trismegistas
  • BRONZE – Bubba’s Cabernet Franc
  • BRONZE – Lake Mariner Red

Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms

  • SILVER – Almond Cherry Hard Cider
  • BRONZE – Traminette

Black Willow Winery

  • DOUBLE GOLD – Black Widow Berry
  • GOLD – Bare Cat Blush
  • GOLD – DePeche Meow
  • SILVER – Classic Diamond
  • SILVER – Trilogy Red
  • BRONZE – Trilogy White

BlackBird Cider Works

  • DOUBLE GOLD – Dry Organic Oak Aged Hard Cider
  • GOLD – Estate Reserve Semi-Dry Hard Cider

Honeymoon Trail Winery

  • SILVER – Tropical Honeymoon
  • SILVER – Full Moon
  • SILVER – Chocolate Cherry

Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery

  • SILVER – Lemberger Reserve
  • BRONZE – Bright Stars

Midnight Run Wine Cellars

  • BRONZE – Twilight
  • BRONZE – Cabernet Sauvignon

Schulze Vineyards & Winery

  • SILVER – Catawba
  • BRONZE – Vidal Blanc
  • BRONZE – Crackling Catawba

The Winery at Marjim Manor

  • GOLD – Applegria
  • SILVER – Cayuga White
  • SILVER – Pear Made in Heaven
  • SILVER – Cordially Yours
  • BRONZE – Cordelia’s Desire
  • BRONZE – Peach for the Stars

Victonanbourg Wine Estate

  • SILVER – Seyvonnay

Beverage Tasting Institute

New York International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • 2016 MEAD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
    • SILVER – Odin’s Nectar

Taste of Buffalo 

  • Spring Lake Winery
    • BEST WHITE WINE – 2013 Riesling

2016 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • SILVER – Cabernet Franc
    • SILVER – Trilogy Red
    • SILVER – Trilogy White

2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Pacific Rim Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD –  Classic Diamond
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
    • SILVER – Lady in the Window
    • BRONZE – Lord of the Manor

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
    • DOUBLE GOLD –  Block Three Ice Wine
    • DOUBLE GOLD –  Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
    • SILVER – Cabernet Franc Reserve
    • BRONZE – Riesling 2014
    • BRONZE – Siegfried Reserve
  • Black Willow Winery
    • SILVER – Trilogy Red
    • SILVER – Trilogy White
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
    • GOLD – Pear
    • SILVER – Cabernet Franc
    • SILVER – Diamond

Finger Lakes International Wine Compratition

  • A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyards
    • GOLD – Westies Cabernet Franc 2013
    • SILVER – Trismegistus (red blend) 2013
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
    • GOLD – Spring Lake Steuben
    • SILVER – Adam’s Appleberry (apple cranberry)
    • SILVER – Lady in The Window (Traminette, Riesling)
    • BRONZE – Jewel in the Crown (Catawba, Apricot)
  • 810 Meadworks
    • SILVER – Sweet Devotion (flavored mead)
  • Black Willow Winery
    • SILVER – Classic Diamond
    • BRONZE – Bare Cat Blush
    • BRONZE – DePeche Meow (peach, Vidal Blanc)
  • Freedom Run Winery
    • SILVER – Pinot Noir 2012
    • BRONZE – Apple Jack 2013 (dessert)
    • BRONZE – Pinot Noir 2013
  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
    • SILVER – Block Three Ice Wine 2012
    • BRONZE – Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012
    • BRONZE – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012
    • BRONZE – Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2012
  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms
    • SILVER – Cherry Almond (hard cider)
    • BRONZE – Pinot Noir 2015
    • BRONZE – Riesling 2014
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars
    • BRONZE – Maxamillion Baco Noir Barrel Fermented 2014

International Eastern Wine Competition (East Meets West)

  • Black Willow Winery
    • GOLD – Classic Diamond
    • SILVER – Black Widow Berry 
    • BRONZE – Cabenet Franc
    • BRONZE – Valkyrie’s Lure

Florida State Fair International Wine Competition

  • Black Willow Winery
    • DOUBLE GOLD – Bare Cat Blush
    • GOLD – Classic Diamond
    • GOLD – Black Widow Berry
    • BRONZE – DePeche Meow
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
    • GOLD – Rosebud Gold
    • GOLD – Hot Pepper Wine
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
    • BRONZE – Adams Appleberry

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • GOLD – Bare Cat Blush – Black Willow Winery
  • GOLD – Black Widow Berry (red blend) – Black Willow Winery
  • BEST IN CLASS – GOLD – Classic Diamond – Black Willow Winery
  • GOLD – DePeche Meow (fruit wine) – Black Willow Winery
  • GOLD – Trilogy White (white blend) – Black Willow Winery
  • BRONZE – Riesling – Black Willow Winery