The Big E is a Big Deal for Vineyards and Wineries

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This time of year is full of fairs and festivals focusing on agriculture and fun family activities. The biggest of these fairs in regards to size and our participation is the Big E. Located on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts—The Big E is America’s only six-state fair and showcases “world-class entertainment, delicious foods, thrilling rides on the North American Midway, and fun for the whole family”.

Always an exciting event for Hardwick Vineyard and Winery, The Big E hosts The Northeast Gold Wine Competition. This annual wine tasting competition includes wines from 7 different states including: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. With a goal of raising awareness of New England/New York wines—the competition is always a fantastic way to showcase the high quality of wines and vineyards here in New England and New York.

slide2We are excited to announce that this year our wines have received 4 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal. You can check out the full competition results on the Big E website and learn more about our award
winning wines in this recent blog post.

Hardwick Winery Big E Winners:

  • Massetts. Cranberry- Silver Meda
    Judges Comment: “Off-dry – Light floral, plum and cranberry aroma.” 
  • Yankee Boy White- Silver Medal 
    Judges Comment: “Classic hybrid taste – easy to enjoy.” 
  • Giles E. Warner-Silver Medal 
    Judges Comment: “Very light dry white with nice acidity.” 
  • Quabbin Native – Silver Medal
    Judges Comment: “Nice – medium dry.” 
  • Yankee Girl Blush- Bronze Medal 
    Judges Comment: “Intriguing wine – I like it!”

There are only a few days left of Big E fun so be sure to come try our award-winning wines at the Hardwick Vineyard and Winery booth in the Massachusetts building at the Big E’s Avenue of States. Not going to make the Big E? Stop by the winery for a tasting Friday – Sunday from 11am – 6pm.