|Canberra judge: Jim Trezise of the NYS Wine & Grape Foundation|
Sheldrake Point is located on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, north of Ithaca. It was founded in 1997 by Chuck Tauck and Bob Madill. The company is licensed as a New York State Winery and owns and operates a 155-acre farm, a vineyard of 44 acres planted to Vinifera vines, and its winery produces 11,000 cases annually. Sheldrake Point was named "New York State Winery of the Year" in 2009 and 2010, and has been on Wine & Spirits magazine's list of "Top 100 Wineries" for two consecutive years.
Other top U.S. winners included Chateau Ste. Michelle's (Washington State) 2013 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills (Elite, 96) and 2014 Columbia Valley Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling (Gold, 95), and Black Star Farms' (Michigan) 2013 Arcturos Dry Riesling (Elite, 96) and 2013 Arcturos Riesling (Gold, 95).
Complete results in all categories were supposed to be posted online on Friday, but as of today (Sunday) were not. You can check the website later in the week.