Gold medal for Thousand Islands Winery

Five total medals won at 2022 Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition

ALEXANDRIA, BAY, NY – The Thousand Islands Winery® won a gold medal at the 2022 Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition for its North Country Red, silver medals for its 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling and La Crescent Spritz and bronze medals for its Warrior Red and 2020 Chardonnay.

Over 1,800 wines and spirits were entered and then blind judged by a distinguished group of judges composed of sommeliers, wine makers, wine writers, experienced spirits judges and educators. The judging was done in Rochester, New York, from June 21-23.

“The wine judge’s results are in: North Country Red produced by The Thousand Islands Winery is the best sweet red wine in the world! Every wine that The Thousand Islands Winery entered into the recent Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition was an award winner,” The Thousand Islands Winery® owner Stephen Conaway said. “This is amazing, considering the competition. I commend our outstanding winemaking team for producing the highest quality, best tasting, and top value wines in America. Keep up the great work!”

All proceeds from the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families all over the world, whose lives have been touched by cancer and sickle cell anemia. Located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine country, the Camp offers residential programs, year-round activities, and events for adults and children, provided free of charge.

The Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition is managed by, and for the benefit of the Camp Good Days and Special Times.

The Thousand Islands Winery was established in 2002 in Alexandria Bay, New York, and is the largest farm winery in Northern New York. Thousand Islands Winery produces twenty-two different varieties of wine in six categories. The categories include, dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, sweet and fruit & dessert. The veteran-owned company produces over 35,000 cases of wine annually, was voted “Best Upstate New York Winery” on in 2017 and has won over 170 medals from various wine competitions.