Nassau Valley Vineyards, Delaware’s first and oldest award-winning winery, announced it has brought home 11 new medals from international competitions to add to its extensive collection of more than 650 wine awards.
While the overall number of international competitions has dwindled in 2020 due to COVID-19, several of the oldest and most revered events have found a way to go forward in a manner that provides safety for the judges and staff.
The Tasters Guild International Competition in Michigan awarded gold medals to the 2018 Cape Rosé and the 2017 True Blue Blueberry, a silver medal to the 2018 Naked Chardonnay and bronze medals to the 2018 Laurel’s Red and 2016 Indian River Red.
The Finger Lakes International Competition awarded silver medals to the Laurel’s Red, Naked Chardonnay and Blueberry wines, and bronze to the Cape Rosé, 2018 Meadow’s Edge White and 2018 Delaware White.
For both competitions, every wine that was entered garnered medals. There are two contests remaining this year, with the San Francisco International Competition and The American Wine Society International Competition in November. In a normal year of competitions, Nassau Valley Vineyards generally brings home 40 to 50 medals.
The winery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with last call for tasting at 4:30 p.m. Guests enjoy a safe environment for tasting and buying with lots of safety protocols in place. Curbside pickup is also offered. To place an order, call 302-645-9463, and a representative will bring it out to the vehicle.
The farmers market is held from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday with the best in local produce, honey, seafood, baked goods, hand-roasted coffee, pasture-raised/hormone-free meats, organic pet treats, pickles, gourmet mustards and pestos, and other fine treats, along with chemical-free skin-care and home-care products, artisanal woodworking products, flowers and more. With live musical entertainment, guests can bring a chair and relax, buy a bottle of wine to drink and hang out.