Awarded 2 Double Gold Medals and designated as best wines in Pennsylvania
EAST MARLBOROUGH — Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery was recently awarded two “Double Gold – Best in Appellation” designations from Appellation America in Napa California. Galer Estate 2010 Cabernet Franc and 2012 Pinot Gris were evaluated by a blinded panel of professional wine evaluators who assess the wines for “the best wines defined by place, and the character of each appellation (wine growing region) defined by its best wines; for this evaluation, the wine growing appellation is considered the entire state of Pennsylvania.
This is an extraordinary award for this boutique winery in only it second year of selling wine produced from Chester County grapes in their state of the art winery located just behind Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.
This recognition marks the start of another great year for Galer Estate. 2013 was also a shining year for Galer, as its Cabernet Franc Dessert Wine won Double Gold and Best in Show in Sonoma, Chardonnay Reserve won another Gold medal, and Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Huntress Red, Huntress White, Vidal Blanc Dessert Wine also were awarded Silver and Bronze awards from major national and international competitions; bringing their award total to over 50 awards in the last two years. In 2013, Galer Estate Winemaker was voted runner-up in the International Women’s Wine Competition in Sonoma California.
“We are so proud of our entire team, especially our winemaker Catrina North,” says Brad Galer, owner. “We are very passionate about producing Pennsylvania wines that reflect our terroir, which is why we only use grapes from our own Chester County vineyards and from other local vineyards that are carefully selected, such as Historic Hopewell Vineyard that grew our Pinot Gris grapes.”
The Appellation America wine evaluators wrote the following tasting notes about our wines:
Galer Estate Cabernet Franc 2010
A superb example of the potential for Cab Franc in this appellation. Medium-dark ruby color. Plum, rosemary and clove aromas and soft, well-formed graceful tannins. Yummy.
Galer Estate Pinot Gris 2012
Very pale appearance hints at its delicacy, but its intense femininity is a surprise. Lilac, flower shop, and white peach aromas, very fresh and elegant. Crisp but oily with very low tannin — glides across the palate with focused florality. Bright acidity, light in alcohol, but with captivating and lingering aftertaste.