Wines winning Double Gold and Gold designations at the competition were judged by marketing professionals, packaging experts, and staff at Waterloo. Gold and silver medals were awarded after wine packages were evaluated for innovative use of packaging design, including label, container, and closure. Shelf appeal and overall presentation also were  considered.

Packaging awards were given in eight categories: chardonnay, merlot, riesling, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, ice wines, fruit wines, and sparkling wines.

The award winning wines will be featured at the Finger Lakes International Wine Auction Dinner to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, scheduled for September 30 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Rochester.

The New York award winners:

Chardonnay: Chateau LaFayette Reneau, gold, Chardonnay 2015; and Fawnridge Winery, silver, Chardonnay 2014

Fruit wine: Sandhill Crane, gold, Vineyards Raspberry; and Ackerman Winery, silver, Cherry
Riesling: Wagner Vineyards, gold, Riesling Dry 2015; and Barnstormer Winery, silver, Riesling Dry 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon: Witchery, gold, 2014 Cab Sauv; and RD Winery, silver, SP1600 Cab Sav
Merlot: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, gold, 2013 Merlot; and Falcor Wine Cellars LLC, silver, 2013 Napa Merlot

Cabernet Franc: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, gold, 2013 Cab Franc; and Pollak Vineyards, silver, 2014 Cab Franc Reserve

Ice wine: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, gold, Vidal Blanc Ice 2014; and Idol Ridge, silver, Reserve Vidal Ice2014

Sparkling: Cellar Door, gold, Vendange; and Schulze Vineyards & Winery, silver, Tiny Bubbles
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