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Finger Lakes wine wins gold medal in California competition

Rooster Hill Bubbly Bantam

Rooster Hill Bubbly Bantam

Rooster Hill Vineyards’ Bubbly Bantam wine has earned Best of Class and a Gold Medal at Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition.

The Penn Yan, Yates County, winery’s Sparkling Cider also received a Silver Medal at the event’s cider competition.

Bubbly Bantam is the culmination of six experimental trials that began in 2015 with the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. The wine is a blend of three French-American hybrid varieties, and the bulk of the blend is Vidal Blanc from Rooster Hill’s estate vineyards.

Dan Berger, a former wine columnist with the Los Angeles Times, started the California wine competition in 1982. The competition is open to wines from around the globe, and winning wines are categorized as gold, silver, bronze, Best of Class and Best of Show.

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