More than 30 Finger Lakes wineries participated in the sixth annual Discover Dry Rosé Grand Tasting for industry and media March 28 at Fox Run Vineyards, where they showcased their Dry Rosé wines made from the fruit of the 2017 vintage. Fellow winery owners, wine merchants, restaurateurs, hoteliers, food and travel writers, and tourism industry leaders sampled Dry Rosé wines and spoke with the winemakers to learn more about the growth of Dry Rosé wine production in the Finger Lakes.
Hosts Scott & Ruth Osborn, of Fox Run, stated how pleased they were to see such interest among the “gatekeepers” who help introduce new wines to the public. Wine lists of shops, restaurants and hotels will soon be amended to include the latest “springtime” expression of the region’s vineyards.
The 2017 Dry Rosés continue to display increasing character and quality, and are rightfully taking their place as one of the signature styles of wine produced among the Finger Lakes’ exceptional offerings. And the 2017 crop WAS exceptional, in both quality and abundance. A well-watered summer was complemented by a stretch of warm, sunny weather before harvest — meaning that well over 20,000 cases of 2017 Finger Lakes Dry Rosé will grace the tables of the world this year.