Galen Glen Winery Awarded Double Gold, Chairman's Award,
and Best in Class in the Riverside International Wine Competition
Galen Glen Winery was awarded a Double Gold, Chairman's Award (a unanimous gold vote) and Best In Class for the 2014 Stone Cellar Reserve Grüner Veltliner at the Riverside International Wine Competition in California in May. For over 30 years this competition has been providing consumers and the wine industry with important information from blind tastings by professional wine evaluators. In addition to the medals above, the 2013 Stone Cellar Riesling won Silver, and the Stone Cellar Grüner Veltliner won Silver.
The Troxells are known for farming wine. About 90 percent of all grapes used in Galen Glen's wines are farmed on their family's historic farm. This is rare in Pennsylvania. They have been pioneers in the field for planting of Austrian varietals like Zweigelt and they began growing Grüner Veltliner in 2003 obtaining many other national awards, Philadelphia Inquirer reviews and two opportunities (2013 and upcoming 2015) to represent the United States in the by invitation-only Six Nations Wine Competition in Australia.
When asked about winning, Sarah Troxell, Winemaker responded, "Awards from one of the most esteemed competitions in the US are thrilling. Best in Class and Double Gold for our 2014 Stone Cellar Gruner Veltliner, recognizes the talent required to operate a farm winery in cool climate viticulture."
Galen Glen Winery Again Invited to Represent the United States
in a Prestigious Invitation-Only International Wine Competition
For the second time, Galen Glen has been invited to participate in The Six Nations Wine Challenge. Six Nations is like the Olympics of wine, with only 100 wines representing each of the six nations participating in the competition in Australia. The countries involved are Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America. Six Nations was founded as Tri-Nations in 2003. The original countries were Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 2010 Chile and Argentina were added. 2013 was the first year that the United States of America was included and Galen Glen was invited to represent the US that inaugural year. This is recognized as the only competition in the world where the entrants come from an invitation by the judge of each nation.