ROCHESTER, N.Y.,   March 30, 2011 – A total of 3,298 wines from 788 wineries, 19 countries, 6 Canadian provinces, and all 50 states entered to compete for awards in the 11th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) – the most wines entered to-date in the history of this competition.

Sixty renowned national and international judges from 15 countries participated in the two-day competition March 26 and 27, which took place in Rochester, N.Y., about 45 minutes from the heart of Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. David G. Male, of Buffalo, N.Y., certified international judge, served as the competition chairman. Ron Dougherty of Rochester, N.Y., was the Assistant Competition Chairman.

The judges awarded 76 Double Gold, 261 Gold, 1,028 Silver and 1,326 Bronze medals -- For a complete list of winners visit . The highest awards were:

  • JOHN ROSE AWARD: Zugibe 2009 Finger Lakes Late Harvest Riesling
  • CRYSTAL GRAPE AWARD: Vignoble Riviére du Chêne, 2009 Monde Vidal
  • BEST CABERNET: J. Lohr 2007 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
  • BEST CHARDONNAY: Santa Barbara Winery 2008 Chardonnay

The event culminates with the Annual Camp Good Days Wine Auction & Dinner on Saturday, May 7, at the Rochester Plaza, Rochester, N.Y. with 250 Double Gold, Gold and Silver Medal winners of the competition from around the world. In addition, 60 live auction lots and more than 200 silent auction lots include FLIWC medal winning wines, plus rare wines from private collections, and other fabulous items. The beneficiary of the event, Camp Good Days and Special Times, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families all over the world,

For a complete list of winners visit For tickets to the Annual Camp Good Days Wine & Auction Dinner, call Camp Good Days & Special Times at 585-624-5555.



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