Pinnacle Ridge recognized for nine noteworthy wines

Submitted Photo Pinnacle Ridge Winery's nine award-winning wines, chosen by a panel of judges for the PA Farm Show.

In the winter of 2016, a panel of wine judges convened in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Farm Show, ready to taste a wide variety of wines from around this large state with several well-defined viticultural regions. The results of the tasting were announced on the first day of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and Pinnacle Ridge Winery, of Kutztown, is proud to have received nine noteworthy awards.

First, it brings us great pleasure to announce a gold medal win for our 2014 Cabernet Franc. This is a wine of deep, ruby-red color; it has a heavy mouthfeel and a smoky, tannic finish. Our silver medal wins include the Chambourcin Rosé, 2014 Merlot, 2013 Chardonnay and our semi-sweet sparkling Blanc de Blanc. Bronze medals were awarded to the 2013 Veritas (a Bordeaux blend), Quaff (a semi-sweet red blend), Dry Riesling and 2014 Pinot Noir.

All in all, the years 2014 and 2015 are proving to have blessed us with harvests much more than adequate, both in yield and quality of fruit.

Wine is an important and ever-growing industry to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It blends the two fields of agriculture and tourism into a lucrative, appealing asset to the state. For this reason we are glad to be farming, operating, selling and creating in the fertile soil of this region.

Pinnacle Ridge Winery, located in the heart of idyllic “Pennsylvania Dutch Country,” is located along Old Route 22 outside of Kutztown. In 1993, Dr. Brad Knapp established the winery, housed in a beautifully renovated Pennsylvania bank barn, originally built in 1851. The thick stone foundation provides cool, stable temperatures year-round, ideal conditions for the production and aging of wine. At Pinnacle Ridge, only locally grown grapes are used to make the portfolio of sparkling and table wines. The vineyards are located on shale-filled hillsides, which promote small crops of very high quality grapes. Pinnacle Ridge is a three-time recipient of the PA Farm Show Governor’s Cup and PA Wine Society Wine Excellence Award.

Pinnacle Ridge Winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can find out more by visiting the website at www.pinridge.com, or by calling the Tasting Room at 610-756-4481. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PinnacleRidgeWinery and on Twitter @pinridgewinery.

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