By Patrick Lynn
Stevens Point-based Sunset Point Winery in June returned from an international wine competition with several awards.
The 21st Annual Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition was held in Rochester, NY, June 15-18. The competition benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, a New York-based organization that works with children and families affected by cancer and sickle cell anemia. The contest is also one of the largest in the world, with over 1,750 wines compared by a panel of judges in a blind taste test.
Sunset Point Winery entered four wines into the contest, garnering one silver and three bronze medals. The company has previously won awards at the Milwaukee Co. Fair, but this is the first time it’s entered an international competition.
“We are very pleased that all the wines entered brought home medals,” said Sunset Point Winery co-owner Kathy Johnson in a press statement.
Sunset Point’s Polka Stomp (Frontenac Blanc Grapes) brought home a silver and its Blazin Brianna (Brianna Grapes) a bronze. Both wines are made from grapes grown at Rock Ridge Vineyards in Amherst.
The company’s Craneberry won a bronze, made from local cranberries. The Tradewinds Cab also won a bronze.
Sunset Point Winery is located at 1201 Water St. in Downtown Stevens Point.