' Coyote Moon Vineyards - Coyote Moon Racks Up Yet Another Medal Haul
Coyote Moon racks up yet another medal haul
 The Randazzo family is howling at the moon as Coyote Moon Vineyards keeps racking up major triumphs in top-flight wine competitions, riding its reliance on cold-hardy Minnesota grape varieties for its products.

The Thousand Islands winery led a strong New York State contingent in the prestigious region Dan Berger International Wine Competition in California's Sonoma wine region. Its 2012 blend called Island Mama, was in the Sweepstakes round after winning Best of Class and Chairman's Award (equivalent to a Double Gold). Also in the Sweepstakes round were two other New York entries, Goose Watch Winery's 2015 Diamond and Keuka Spring Vineyards' 2015 Gewurztraminer. However, Coyote Moon racked up numerous other awards, including Best of Class awards for its 2014 River Time, its Fire Boat White, its River Run, and its Moscato, as well as Chairman's Awards for its 2013 LaCrescent, and its 2013 Brianna, plus Gold medals for its Marquette, and its Fire Boat Red, along with five Silver and five Bronze medals for various other wines.

A week earlier, Coyote Moon was named "2016 Gold Medal Champion" at the Tasters Guild International Wine Judging. That honor came about because the Thousand winery won more Double Gold and Gold medals than any other winery in the event. Its seven-medal haul included a Double Gold (unanimous vote of the tasting panel) for its 2014 Fire Boat White, and Golds (majority vote of the tasting panel) for its 2014 Cherry Bomb, 2014 Razzle Dazzle, 2014 River Time, 2014 Banana, 2013 Frontenac Blanc, and 2013 Casa Papa Red.

In the Dan Berger International, other Best of Class designations for New York wines went to Lamoreaux Landing's 2015 Vidal Ice, and Wagner Vineyards' 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling.

Additional Chairman's Awards went to Belhurst Estate Winery's Sparkling Isabella; Goose Watch Winery's 2015 Rose of Isabella and its 2015 Traminette; Liberty Vineyards' Chocolette, and Sheldrake Point's 2014 Dry Riesling.

Coyote Moon, owned by winemaker Phil and wife Mary Randazzo, is located at 17371 County Route 3 in Clayton, Jefferson County. Phone: 315-686-5600.

See original article here: The Examiner
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