Award Winning Wines Women Love
Women Winemakers. Women Judges. Winning combination. The result; wines women love! Vineyard & Winery Management announced the results of the 2013 International Women’s Wine Competition (IWWC), including the overall Best of Show winner – Rock Wall Wine Company’s Harris Kratka 2010 Zinfandel from Alexander Valley. Wine Channel TV CEO and Certified Sommelier Jessica Altieri was a judge for the 2nd year in a row and onsite with fellow women winemakers and judges.
The Best Wine By A Woman Winemaker went to Shauna Rosenblum, Rock Wall Wine Company, for the Harris Kratka 2010 Zinfandel. Panelists gave this combined comment on the wine: “Friggin’ Gold! Spice, apple, perfectly picked grape.”
Here is a breakdown of the award winning wines that women love:
Best of Show in their respective categories:
Best of Show Dessert Wine: Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery – 2011 Late Harvest Cabernet Franc – Chester County, Pennsylvania
Best of Show Fruit Wine: Galena Cellars 2012 Red Raspberry Wine
Best of Show Red Wine: ROCK WALL – AGAIN – 3 AWARDS!
Best of Show Rosé Wine: Mey Icki Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Kayra Vintage 2012 Blush, Turkey
Best of Show Sparkling Wine: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards – 2005 Royal Cuvee, Carneros
Best of Show White Wine: Inman Family Wines – 2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Chief Judge Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, CSW, commented: “We had excellent, top notch judges including Liz Thach, MW, Professor of Wine Business & Management, SSU Wine Business Institute; Theo Snyder, wine buyer for Total Wine & More; Traci Dutton, Sommelier, The Culinary Institute of America; Jessica Alteri, Sommelier, CEO Wine Channel TV Network; and Shauna Rosenblum, Head Winemaker, Rock Wall Winery.”