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Let’s raise a glass to the Long Island wine region.

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation awarded several North Fork vineyards at the 34th annual New York Wine Classic held upstate earlier this week. The statewide competition is one of the non-profit wine foundation’s largest annual events, honoring the best of New York wines.

This year’s competition included 883 entries from 113 wineries from across the state.

The North Fork had a strong showing at the awards, with seven local wineries placing in the “best of” categories.

Best Sparkling Wine

Harbes Vineyard, Blanc de Blancs

Best Traditional Method Sparkling

Harbes Vineyard, Blanc de Blancs

Best Syrah

Harbes Vineyard, 2015 Syrah

Best Rosé Wine

Coffee Pot Cellars, 2018 Rosé

Best Oaked Chardonnay

Lieb Cellars, 2018 Chardonnay

Best Overall Chardonnay

Lieb Cellars, 2018 Chardonnay

Best Medium Dry Riesling

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, 2015 Riesling

Best Pinot Gris

The Lenz Winery, 2015 Pinot Gris

Best Cabernet Sauvignon

The Lenz Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Red Vinifera Blend

Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, 2013 Flight Meritage, Estate Grown

Best Other Red Vinifera Varietal

Clovis Point, 2017 Petit Verdot

Six Mile Creek Vineyard from the Finger Lakes region took home the most prestigious award of the competition, The Governor’s Cup, with its 2016 Cabernet Franc. The “Winery of the Year” award was presented to Wagner Vineyards, also from the Finger Lakes region.

All the New York Wine Classic winners will be featured at this month’s Great New York State Fair in Syracuse and at regional events and wine dinners hosted by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation throughout 2019.

For a full list of winners, visit