Lehigh Valley Winery Wins Double Gold in “The Olympics of Wine”
|255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA. Upon receiving the results from Australia of The Six Nations Wine Challenge win, Galen Troxell exclaimed, “It’s like winning the Olympics of wine.” Troxell’s statement highlights the true challenge in this competition. This international competition is unique because the wines are exclusively entered by “invitation only.” Each judge selects the 100 best wines to represent his country in anticipation of captivating the most awards. Judge Bob Campbell of New Zealand stated, “Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges, the standard wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world.” This competition has six judges from six nations, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. According to the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers, manager of the Challenge, the objective of each year’s challenge is to discover the “new world champions.” The judging takes place in August and the winners were announced on October 7th at Manjits at the Wharf, a restaurant overlooking the beautiful Sydney harbor. Galen Glen Winery was awarded a double-gold medal (unanimous judge decision) in the “Aromatic, Non-Riesling” class for their 2013 Stone Cellar Reserve Grüner Veltliner. This honor is especially poignant as the Troxells pioneered planting Grüner Veltliner in the US, east of the Rockies, in 2003. When asked how this recognition differed from her many recent international awards, including Best Woman Winemaker and Best Winery, Pennsylvania; Winemaker, Sarah Troxell responded, “This is our first win in a competition held abroad. Our winegrowing crew deserves an acknowledgement for growing ‘trophy grapes.'”|
|About Galen Glen Winery|
|Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania and was the only winery listed by Zagat in the “Top Ten Reasons to Drive to the Lehigh Valley.” They were recently named “Best Winery-Pennsylvania” by the New York International Wine Competition in Manhattan and The Morning Call’s, Reader’s Choice 2015 “Best Winery and Vineyard.” The vineyard is on the family’s double-century farm and is full of history. The tasting room’s knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable. They are open year round. The tasting room hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Plan to spend some time drinking in their exceptional views and award-winning wines with some locally-made cheeses or bring your own snacks.
For more information about the winery’s other award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit the website www.galenglen.com or “Like” on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery and follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @galenglenwine and Instagram #galenglenwine. The tasting room may be reached via telephone at 570-386-3682. The staff looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you create unforgettable memories at Galen Glen.