Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling Wins the 2014 Governor’s Cup

Hector, NY, August 17, 2014 --( Chateau LaFayette Reneau is thrilled to announce its 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Governor’s Cup in the annual New York Wine and Food Classic award ceremony at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, Wednesday evening, August 13th.

“We are extremely proud to have been awarded the 2014 Governor’s Cup. This award continues the legacy of Dick and Betty Reno and the excellent reputation of the wines at Chateau LaFayette Reneau, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Gene Pierce, owner and partner. “My partner Scott Welliver and I, along with the Team at Chateau LaFayette Reneau, have the utmost confidence in the future of the winery and its wines, both in the Finger Lakes and beyond, and we invite you to come and experience them.”

With the addition of this recent award, winemaker, Tim Miller, celebrates a career total of three Governor’s Cups during his tenure at Chateau LaFayette Reneau, the first of which came in 1998, followed by 2000, and again in 2014.

"Tim Miller has again proven himself as one of the premier winemakers in the Finger Lakes and New York with this Governor's Cup honor--the latest in a long string,” said Jim Trezise, President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. “He is a great example of someone who has learned from the bottom up, starting 34 years ago as a cellar hand at Glenora Wine Cellars and over the years learning how to combine the science and art of winemaking. Even better, he is one of the nicest guys in our industry."

The award winning 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling is an estate grown and bottled wine, coming from four different Riesling vineyards on the winery property which is located on the east side of Seneca Lake. The wine is available in the tasting room and soon will be available at fine wine shops and restaurants.

Established in 1985, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has been a producer of premium, award-winning wines for the past 28 years, garnering both national and international recognition. Located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, the 140-acre property contains 51 acres of meticulously maintained vinifera plantings and The Inn at Chateau LaFayette Reneau, a fully restored five-bedroom farmhouse.
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Gene Pierce