One long-term traveler in remission is making the Best White Wine in America, he is Mark Wiltberger one of my best friends. A Traveler in remission from his travel addiction, he has been working at his family’s winery since he put away his travel bags.
He was following my Travel Journal, and then we met up in Delhi, India, then again in Bangkok, Thailand. We have been taking over Skype.com about the Haiti Earthquake, he is sometimes the voice of reason in my mind, one of my “Smart People,” a person I call friend. (Mark is single, loves women, all beautiful women should write him now.)
The best white wine in the U.S. turns out to be a Gewurztraminer from New York State. Keuka Spring Vineyards' 2008 Gewurztraminer was judged the Best White Wine from hundreds at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world.
Sosua, Dominican Republic --- Friday, January 15, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com Travel Gear
January 15, 2010 -- Keuka Spring Vineyards' 2008 Gewurztraminer was judged the Best White Wine in the largest competition of American wines in the world. 4,913 American wines were judged by 63 wine experts at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The Gewurztraminer was chosen from all of the white wines as the Sweepstakes winner.
"We're thrilled about this award," said Mark Wiltberger, winemaker at Keuka Spring Vineyards. "When you think about the fact that this competition judged outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris from across the country, it's extremely gratifying to be recognized."
"Gewurztraminer is a unique varietal. The 2008 Gewurztraminer has strong, bright, tropical fruit character and a hint of spiciness. People are often pleasantly surprised when they try it for the first time. In the Finger Lakes we have the perfect climate for these fresh, lively wines," Wiltberger said.
Keuka Spring Vineyards has been making premium wine in the Finger Lakes region in New York State for 25 years. The region is gaining international recognition for its fine wines and beautiful setting.
Keuka Spring Vineyards is located at 243 State Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan, NY. The Wiltberger family celebrates the 25th anniversary of making award-winning wines this year. For further information on the 2008 Gewurztraminer and other award-winning wines visit KeukaSpringWinery.com or call +1-(315) 536-3147.
Mark and I have many conversations, he used to work as programmer, he helps me to understand, and plan the future of this Travel site. He is one of my trusted Smart People.