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Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling Earns 2014 Jefferson Cup

Hector, NY, December 12, 2014 --( Chateau LaFayette Reneau is pleased to announce its 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling has earned a Jefferson Cup in the White Vinifera Wine category at The Fifteenth Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, which took place on November 20 and 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

“I’m quite proud to win a Jefferson Cup, as it is an Invitational Wine Competition and we were competing amongst top wineries in the United States,” said Tim Miller, Winemaker at Chateau LaFayette Reneau. “Over the years, we have been fortunate to have won four of these prestigious Jefferson Cups.”

The estate grown and bottled 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling received one of eleven Jefferson Cups awarded to a white wine in the competition and was one of three Finger Lakes wines to earn a Jefferson Cup. Thirty-eight in total were awarded to vinifera and non-vinifera red, white, and dessert wines across fourteen states.

According to Tim Miller, 2012 was a very good growing season in the Finger Lakes with warmer temperatures than average, especially in September and October. This allowed the Riesling fruit characteristics to develop into the style that Chateau LaFayette Reneau looks for. The award-winning wine comes from an eight year old vineyard called the North Block. It is available in the tasting room on the east side of Seneca Lake and at fine wine shops and restaurants throughout New York state.

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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