2 wines by Elk Run Vineyards receive recognition from critics

March 31, 2000

Elk Run Vineyards near Taylorsville recently received recognition from wine critics for two of its wines.

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s "The Wine Advocate" called Elk Run's 1998 chardonnay "an excellent value appealing toast and dense white fruit aromas."

Al Spoler in Baltimore's Style Magazine said the vineyard's millennium champagne is "a marvelous wine -- a 50-50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir."

In addition, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine called Elk Run one of the top 100 of 700 wineries on the East Coast. The Best of the East millennial tasting contest selected Elk Run's Liberty Tavern Chardonnay and Vin de Jus Glace, among others, to be served at the Wineries Unlimited Banquet this month.

For the second year, Goddard's Hubble Space Telescope Mission has chosen Elk Run wines for a commemorative bottling -- riesling and cabernet sauvignon last year and champagne this year.

NASA's Earth Awareness Mission has also chosen to use Elk Run's Vin de Jus Glace this year.

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