Old York Cellars Named 2020 NJ Winery of the Year at New York International Wine Competition

2020 NYIWC NJ Winery of The Year plus medals

Old York Cellars Winery, owned by David Wolin, received the coveted title of 2020 New Jersey Winery of the Year at the 2020 New York International Wine Competition. The event is produced by the International Beverage Competition Series.

Wine and food tasting

The competition also awarded the Hunterdon County winery a gold medal and a 95 rating for its 2019 Pinot Gris, a silver medal for its 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, and bronze medals for its 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, 2018 Merlot Reserve, and 2019 Malbec.

It has been a bountiful fall for awards for Old York Cellars. The winery, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020, also scored a gold medal and a 93 rating for its Rosé Reserve, silver medals for its 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon and bronze medals for its 2019 Malbec, 2019 Pinot Gris, and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve at the American Wine Society 2020 Wine Competition.

October Trio 2020
Pinot Gris, center, was the gold medal winner.

About the Competition

The New York International Wine Competition, which recognizes the finest quality wines, took place remotely this year with over 1,400 wines submitted from 24 countries. The judges included restaurateurs, sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributors and importers. Judging panels provided an ensemble of different disciplines so that multiple viewpoints were considered in the evaluation of the wines.

The American Wine Society is the largest consumer based wine organization in the United States. It has conducted this prestigious wine competition annually for over 40 years. Judges include both AWS-trained and certified judges and professional experts from across the wine industry.

fall view of the vineyards

“Chosen to be 2020 New Jersey Winery of the Year and winning so many medals has been a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary,” said Wolin. “These honors are a result of the hard work of our dedicated wine making team,” he continued. “We are proud to be making world-class wines in New Jersey and providing socially distant tastings and entertainment during this difficult time.”


Situated on 28 lush, preserved, farmland acres in Ringoes, New Jersey, the winery offers majestic vineyard and mountain views. Guests enjoy covered and outside seating areas, daily wine tasting experiences, and small group events, including virtual wine tasting parties and events.

Old York Cellars offers customized labeled wine bottles. Off-site locations include a 1,700-member wine club and a tasting room and restaurant at the Quaker Bridge Mall location, in Lawrenceville, NJ.

For reservations and more information about the winery, visit oldyorkcellars.com. Please check for updates on outdoor and virtual events.

Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551