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2015 Eastern International Wine Competition

At the 2015 Eastern International Wine Competition Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Gold Medal for our 2013 Estate Chardonnay.

The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States. Over 800 wines were submitted to this prestigious competition and were judged by the most experienced and unique pool of wine professionals.

2013 Eastern International Wine Competition

At the 2013 Eastern International Wine Competition Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Gold Medal for our 2010 Cabernet Franc and Silver Medal for our 2010 Riesling.

The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States. Over 800 wines were submitted to this prestigious competition and were judged by the most experienced and unique pool of wine professionals.

Olympic Style Win for Castello di Borghese Vineyard

Watkins Glen, New York, AUGUST 14, 2012 – At the 2012 New York Wine & Food Classic competition, held on August 13 & 14 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY, Castello di Borghese Vineyard captured two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals for their elegantly crafted wines. Their 2010 Chardonnay and 2010 Riesling each scored 90 points and were awarded Gold Medals; and their 2007 Merlot and 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve were awarded Silver Medals.

The Classic, known as “The Oscars” of New York wine, is based on blind tastings by 23 expert judges-4 from California, 10 from New York, 6 from other states, 1 from France and 2 from the United Kingdom. Judges included prominent wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators.

2010 Riesling

At the 2012 Eastern International Wine Competition & Riesling Championship held on March 5th-7th, Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Double-Gold Medal for our 2010 Riesling.

The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States. Over 800 wines were submitted to this prestigious competition and were judged by the most experienced and unique pool of wine professionals.

2009 Riesling.

The 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong as the “Largest Competition of American Wines in the World.”

At this renowned competition held January 6, 2012, Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Silver Medal for our 2009 Riesling.

At the 2011 New York Wine & Food Classic

At the 2011 New York Wine & Food Classic Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Gold Medal for their 2009 Riesling and a Silver Medal for their 2007 Cabernet Franc. This year’s competition included 726 New York wines and 15 spirits from the Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment, Lake Erie, and other regions of New York State. The awards were based on blind tastings by 21 expert judges-4 from California, 9 from New York, 6 from other states and 2 from the United Kingdom. Judges included prominent wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators.

FLIWC is the largest charitable wine competition in North America.

FLIWC is the largest charitable wine competition in North America. All net proceeds benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Located in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes wine country, this not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening challenges. At this renowned two-day competition held March 26-27, 2011, Castello di Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Silver Medal for our 2009 Riesling.

At the Sixth Annual Denver International Wine Competition (DIWC)

At the Sixth Annual Denver International Wine Competition (DIWC), that was held September 11 to 12, 2010 at The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado, Borghese Vineyard wowed the judges for a DOUBLE GOLD for our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. This competition is the largest double-blind, professionally judged wine competition in the Rocky Mountain region. It is the only Internationally focused wine competition that conducts a special post-competition event showcasing its Gold medal wines. That exclusive event is called The Taste of Elegance Chefs Food & Wine Competition.

The 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Camp Good Days and Special Times. The programs and services provided by Camp Good Days are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families affected by cancer and other life challenges. At this year’s Wine Competition Castello di Borghese was awarded a Silver Medal for their 2005 Merlot and 2008 Riesling.

The 2009 World Value Wine Challenge

The 2009 World Value Wine Challenge is the nation’s most comprehensive competition for wines $20 and under—a focused search for wines that give the most value to the consumer. This year’s categories reflect new trends, pricing, and a fresh look at what value wines are. Simply put, value wines are not cheap wines, but wines that offer more flavor and quality at a better price than wines at the same or higher price points.

Castello di Borghese is proud to announce that they received a Silver Medal with an 86 rating for their 2007 Chardonnay $16.99, and a Silver Medal with an 86 rate for their 2008 Sauvignon Blanc $19.99.

At the 2009 New York Wine & Food Classic in the Finger Lakes…Borghese Vineyard wines GOLD for their 2008 Riesling.

The New York Wine & Food Classic has become known as “The Oscars” of the New York wine industry.

The awards were based on blind tastings by 24 expert judges—6 from California, 12 from New York, and 6 from other states. Judges included prominent wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators. Four-judge panels determined the initial awards, with top-scoring wines evaluated by all 24 judges for Best of Category and Governor’s Cup awards.

  • Best-of-Appellation Evaluation Program

    The results are in for the 2009 “Best-of-Appellation” evaluation tasting and Borghese Vineyard has been awarded a Double Gold for their Merlot 2003 and Chardonnay 2007,

    and a Gold for their Pinot Noir 2005, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 and Cabernet Franc 2004, respectively.

    The “Best-of-Appellation” (BOA) evaluation tastings are designed to facilitate the building of place-identity for the hundreds of winegrowing regions of North America. The BOA Program is not, per se, a competition, though the wines that best express the character and quality of their region of origin are rewarded with medals and placement on Appellation America’s Best-of-Appellation Lists for that region.

    The BOA process rigorously follows this familiar proposition:

The best wines are defined by place, and the character of each appellation is defined by its best wines. In the BOA process, the “best” wines are defined by their own place of origin, NOT by the personal taste preferences of our esteemed and expert Evaluators. Nor are the wines of one place judged implicitly against the taste profile of wines from another place.2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition For the past 30 years, Camp Good Days and Special Times has brough smiles to children and their families who are affected by cancer and other life challenges. During this wine competition Borghese Vineyard was awarded a Silver Medal for their 2007 Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc; and a Bronze for our Petit Chateau.

2008 New York Wine & Food Classic Competition Celebrating its 23rd year, the Classic is organized by Teresa Knapp of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, and is open to all 242 New York wineries from all regions. At this year’s competition the Borghese Vineyard’s 2006 Chardonnay won both the Gold and Best in Class awards, and Silver Medals were awarded to the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and 2005 Pinot Noir, respectively.
“We are grateful to the expert wine judges for choosing some of our wines, as amongst the finest from the Long Island Wine Region.” – Marco & Ann Marie Borghese, owners of Castello di Borghese Vineyard.

2008 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Silver Medal awarded for our 2004 Pinot Noir, and Bronze Medals awarded for our 2006 Sauvignon Blanc and 2004 Cabernet Franc. Competition benefiting Camp Good Days and Special Times, a not-for-profit corporation providing a camping experience and much more for children with cancer.

2007 The Great New York State Fair
Held August 23-September 3, 2007 in Syracuse, NY. This year the competition had 348 wines judged with medals awarded to several Borghese Wines. Silver medals were awarded to our Pinot Noir 2004 and Merlot Reserve 2001 and bronze was awarded to our Sauvignon Blanc 2006.

2007 International Eastern Wine Competition
One of the oldest and largest competitions in the United States, this event is held each May in the Finger Lakes region of New York, topping over 2,100 entries in recent years with wines from 16 countries and 34 states. Here Borghese Vineyard won a silver medal for our Sauvignon Blanc 2006.

2007 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Silver Medals were awarded for our 2003 Cabernet Franc and 2003 Barrel Fermented Pinot Noir at the Finger Lakes Competition benefiting Camp Good Days and Special Times, a not-for-profit corporation providing a camping experience and much more for children with cancer.

2007 Florida State International Wine and Grape Juice Competition
Gold Medal was awarded to our 2005 Chardonnay at this prestigious wine competition in the sunny state of Florida.

2005 Tasters Guild
At the Tenth Annual Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Judging a Gold Medal was awarded to our Meritage 2000 and Bronze Medals were awarded to our Cabernet Franc 2001 Reserve and Chardonnay 2002 Barrel Fermented.

2005 Indiana State Fair International Wine Competition
Concordance Gold Medal for Cabernet Franc 2001 Reserve. This prestigous award requires unanimity on a five-person panel to receive the award.

2005 New York Wine & Food Classic
Gold Medal for Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2002; Silver Medals for Merlot 2000, Cabernet Franc 2001 Reserve and Bronze Medals for Meritage 2000, Pinot Noir 2002 Reserve and Pinot Noir 2002 Estate.

2005 International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver Medal for Cabernet Franc 2001.

2005 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Bronze Medals for Cabernet Franc 2001 Reserve and Merlot 2000 Reserve.

2005 L.A. County Fair
Bronze Medals for Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Reserve.

2004 New York Wine & Food Classic
Silver Medal for Pinot Noir 2002; Bronze Medals for Sauvignon Blanc 2003, Cabernet Franc 2001 Reserve and Meritage 2000.

2004 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Medal
Bronze Medals for Chardonnay 2001 and Merlot 2000

2004 Tastings, The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)
BTI awarded Pinot Noir 2002 83 points, “Recommended,” and the 2000 Cabernet Franc Reserve 86 Points, “Highly Recommended.”

2004 Florida State Fair, International Wine Competition
Silver Medal for Cabernet Franc 2000 Reserve

2004 International Eastern Wine Competition
Bronze Medal for 2002 Riesling

East End Food and Wine Competition
Pinot Noir 2001 won a Gold Medal in the Outstanding Pinot Noir category and silver medals in both the Outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Outstanding Chardonnay categories.