Liberty Vineyards & Winery wins awards

Submitted Photo Liberty Vineyards & Winery in Sheridan won 12 medals at a recent competition.

SHERIDAN — Liberty Vineyards & Winery of Sheridan won 12 prestigious medals at the recent 2019 Indy International Wine Competition. The awards included Best of Class honors for their White Chocolette wine.

“The award-winning wines represent many of the different styles of wines we make here at the winery, from sweet whites to dry reds. We know that everyone’s taste is different, so we make wines for every palate,” explained Pam Burmaster, who owns the winery with her husband, Gary.

In addition to the Best of Class award for White Chocolette (a chocolate-flavored white dessert wine), other awards include gold medals for Lucy’s in the Sky (sweet rose) and White Side of the Moon (sweet white). Barrel-Select Cabernet (dry red) and Reds, Whites & Blues (sweet rose) both earned silver medals. Bronze medals were awarded to Purple Haze (sweet red), Diamond (semi-sweet white), Fredonia (semi-sweet red), Rose of Marquette (dry rose), 2017 Barrel-Select Noiret (dry red) and 2017 Pinot Noir (dry red).

The year of 2019 has been a great year for awards for Liberty Vineyards & Winery. In addition to the awards from the Indy International, Liberty also took home awards from several other competitions. Liberty earned 13 medals from the Florida State Fair including double gold for Sparkling Riesling, a dry sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne method. From the 2019 International Eastern Wine Competition, Liberty received 5 medals, including golds for Fredonia and Diamond Select. Liberty also took home six medals from the Finger Lakes International, including a gold for Lucy’s in the Sky.

Liberty Vineyards & Winery produces over 20 wines. The winery is family-owned and operated and located at 2861 Route 20 in Sheridan. The tasting and sales room is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.libertywinery.com for more information.