New York Wine Classic 2024: The Ultimate Celebration of New York Wines 

PENN YAN, NY – March 1, 2024 – The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2024 New York Wine Classic, the ultimate celebration of New York wines. This annual wine competition, now in its 38th year, recognizes excellence in winemaking and provides an important platform for New York wineries to showcase their products to a global audience. 

The New York Wine Classic is open to all types of wine, including red, white, rosé, sparkling, and fortified wines. This year’s competition is expected to feature over 600 wines from 100 wineries across New York State. 

All wines entered in the competition will be blind-tasted and evaluated by a panel of expert judges who are experienced wine professionals, including sommeliers, retailers, and educators. The top wines in each category will be awarded medals, including Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, as well as Best of Class, and the prestigious Governor’s Cup and Winery of the Year awards. 

The New York Wine Classic is more than just a wine competition – it’s a celebration of New York’s rich winemaking heritage and its vibrant wine industry. Winning wines will be featured in written articles and virtual events throughout the rest of the year to further celebrate the unique terroir and winemaking techniques that make New York wines so special. 

“Embarking on another year of excellence, we look forward to spotlighting the finest New York wines in this competition,” said Sam Filler, Executive Director of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. “The New York Wine Classic highlights the dedication and passion that drives the winemaking community in New York. The winners will inevitably feature a remarkable selection of wines that reflect the rich tapestry of flavors and styles found in our state.”   

For more information about the New York Wine Classic, including how to enter the competition, please visit the New York Wine & Grape Foundation website at 

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New York Wine & Grape Foundation

The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy.