6. Wellesley Island White de Thousand Island Winery
“Thousand Islands Winery white wines are affordable, smooth and very drinkable. These are high quality wines that have quickly become popular in New York and have recently started to expand to other states in just the last three years, ”said Stephen Conaway, President of Cave des Mille-Îles. .
“James Radcliffe, the winemaker of the winery, is from Australia and has a BA in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Adelaide. Wellesley Island White is a blend of Catawba, Cayuga White and Diamond grapes. It’s clean and refreshing and has been awarded Double Gold, Best in Class at the New York Food and Wine Classic, in addition to numerous other gold, silver and bronze medals over the years. ”
The winery is working on expanding distribution. They are currently distributed by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) in South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, DC.
They also expect an upcoming distribution of RNDC in Maryland and Georgia. International Wine and Spirits distributes its wines in Louisiana and the cellar distributes itself in New York. Additionally, Thousand Islands Winery ships direct to customers online in over a dozen other states.
If they don’t deliver in your state, look for Blue Ridge Estate & Winery’s Magnificent Chardonnay in stores or on their website with similar notes of melon, pineapple, lemon, and other fruits.