Schooner White Wins Best Vinifera White Wine at 2023 New York Wine Classic

Bottle of Schooner White Finger Lakes Blend on a picnic table with a pond in the background.

We are thrilled to announce that Schooner White won the Best Vinifera White Wine at the 2023 New York Wine Classic Awards Ceremony on July 13, 2023.

The New York Wine Classic is a competition for New York State wine producers. There were 749 entries from 108 wineries across the state. The Beverage Testing Institute judged the wines from April 15-June 15, 2023.

Winning a Best of Class Award is an honor, and we congratulate our winemaker, Michael Reidy, and the vineyard team for such a fantastic accomplishment. In addition, White Stag and 2020 Merlot also took home gold medals. Click here to see the complete list of awards

Schooner White is a Finger Lakes blend comprised of our estate-grown Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewürztraminer. You get notes of rose petals and lemon-lime when you swirl it in your glass. The wine has bright, melon, and citrus fruit flavors, with a touch of raw honey. We love to pair this wine with fresh seafood, a green salad, chicken or pork with cream sauces, and South-East Asian dishes. Schooner White is 11.5% alcohol with a residual sugar of 1.1%. We produced 499 cases, and it retails for $15.99 at either winery location.