Liberty Vineyards Receives Eighteen Medals in Prestigious Competitions

Liberty Vineyards, of New York's Lake Erie region, recently received eighteen medals in prestigious international competitions. The family-owned winery received three Gold medals at the Grand Harvest Awards in Sonoma, leading New York wineries. Liberty also received a Double Gold and two Gold Medals at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition.

Online PR News – 10-March-2010 – – Liberty Vineyards Receives Eighteen Medals in Prestigious Competitions
SHERIDAN, NY--Liberty Vineyards & Winery, of Sheridan, was recently awarded eighteen medals in two international wine competitions.

At the Grand Harvest Awards, held in California, Liberty led New York State wineries earning gold medals for 08 Pinot Grigio, 09 Riesling, and Diamond. Liberty also won silver medals for Fredonia and 08 Traminette and bronze medals for White Side of the Moon, Purple Haze, 08 Dry Diamond and Rufus Red. Double golds were not awarded in the competition.

"We put a lot of care into every step of our winemaking process--all the way from the vine to the bottle. All of the grapes we use in our wines are grown locally--we grow most of them on our own farm. So, we can ensure that the grapes are harvested at the peak of ripeness to create world-class wines," said Gary Burmaster, who owns the winery with his wife, Pam.

In addition to the Grand Harvest Awards, Liberty won a number of medals at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition, taking home a double gold for White Side of the Moon, gold for Rufus Red and 08 Traminette, silver for Diamond and Purple Haze and bronze for Fredonia, 2008 Dry Diamond, 2008 Barrel-Select Noiret, and 2008 Pinot Grigio.

“It is such an honor to receive all of these awards, we’re especially proud of the Double Gold we received for our White Side of the Moon. It is a customer favorite, and we’re glad to see it get international recognition,” said Beth Margolis, Marketing and Special Events manager.

Liberty Vineyards & Winery is a small, family-owned winery producing 21 wines. It is located at 2861 Route 20 in Sheridan, NY, and is open for tastings and sales Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. Visit for more information.

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