255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA. In late May Galen Glen Winery participated in the Fifth Annual New York International Wine Competition in Manhattan. This competition is unique as it is the first major international competition comprised of "trade only" judges. These judges are distributers, importers, restaurant owners, hotel beverage managers, buyers for major chain stores and sommeliers. This competition boasts that unlike the judges in other competitions, these judges have an impact on purchasing and sales of the award-winning wines, noting that only 30 percent of all wines entered receive recognition or a medal. One other way that this competition is unlike others is that the wines are judged in category of price, versus varietal in other competitions. They are categorized by under $20, $20-$40 or over $40. This method of categorizing is used because most consumers make their buying decisions based on price. Galen Glen Winery was recognized as "Best Pennsylvania Winery." The winery also received two silver medals. The NYIWC states that a silver medal means the judges found the wine "exceptional." The award winning wines were the 2014 Gr?ner Veltliner and the 2014 Semi-dry Riesling. The winery's staff is honored that Galen Troxell, winegrower and Sarah Troxell, winemaker are continually recognized as leaders in producing aromatic white wines.
The Troxells are known for farming wine. About ninety 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 Gr?ner Veltliner in 2003 obtaining many other international awards. In May, they won Double Gold, Chairman's Award and Best in Class at the Riverside International Competition in California. Two of the winery's Gruner Veltliner wines will represent the US this fall in the invitational Six Nations Wine Competition in Australia too. When asked about the many recent awards, Sarah Troxell remains humble, crediting her team. She is no stranger to awards and honors, having been named "Best Woman Winemaker" in 2014's International Women's Wine Competition in California.