Harrisburg – Seven Mountains Wine Cellar, Spring Mills, Centre County, was the first winery to win both Governor's Cups in a single year with its Grape 2009 Videl Ice Wine and Fruit 2009 Cranberry wine, on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Operating for less than two years, owners Scott and Mary Anne Bubb also received a gold medal for their 2009 Traminette, with silver awards for their 2009 Whipporwill White, 2009 Tickled Pink, 2009 Black Raspberry, and bronze medals for their 2009 Ten Point, 2009 Riesling and 2009 Strawberry.
In the Best Sparkling division, the Christian W. Klay Winery from Ohio Pyle, Fayette County, took home a silver medal with a 2010 wine titled Summit Mist. A bronze medal was also awarded for their 2009 Washington Tavern White.
Thirty seven wineries submitted a total of 244 wines for the competition. Many of these wineries will go on to compete in regional and national contests.
Other outstanding wines included:
Best Hybrid: Benigna Creek's 2009 Sunshine, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County;
Best American: Franklin Hill Winery's 2009 Sir Walter Red, Bangor, Northampton County; and
Best Dessert: Seven Mountain Wine Cellars 2009 Videl Ice Wine, Spring Mills, Centre County.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 290 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 8-15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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