The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLWIC) is noted as the “world’s largest charitable wine competition” with a truly international diversity of wines and judges.  Wines from all over the world and from each of the 50 states are judged at this event.

All of the entries are evaluated by a world-renowned panel of judges representing distributors, educators, enologists, sommeliers, restaurateurs, winemakers and writers.  These diversified experts came from all over the United States and around the world.

Throughout the competition, each wine is judged on its own merit – its presence, balance and varietal character.  Wines are blind judged and all wines are presented to the judges in Riedel crystal stemware.  Medals are awarded for the unanimous Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze winning wines and all award winning wines are featured here.

Black Star Farms’ wines to receive medals include:

Double Gold:

2011 Arcturos Pinot Noir

2011 Arcturos Riesling

Gold:

2011 Arcturos Barrel Chardonnay

 Silver:

2011 Arcturos Dry Riesling

2011 Arcturos Cabernet Franc

2011 Tribute Riesling

 Bronze:

2011 Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling

2011 Arcturos Sur Lie Chardonnay

All net proceeds from the competition 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.

For more information check out the FLIWC video.

All information for this blog entry has been obtained directly from the FLWIC press release pages.