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January 2013:​
2013 Good Food Award Finalist

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — The Good Food Awards is proud to announce this year’s 182 Finalists from 31 states, chosen from among 1,366 entries in nine industries. This year’s Finalists represent the leaders of a growing movement of conscientious, talented food producers in every part of the country, from the producer of Jalapeño Mint Pickles created to reduce food waste at an Austin farmers market to Tarentaise cheese, made at an educational farm in Vermont that hosts 700 children a year. The 100 winners will be announced in a 400-person black tie Ceremony at the San Francisco Ferry Building ($95) on January 18, 2013, followed by a 15,000-person Good Food Awards Marketplace ($5) on January 19. Winners will sample and sell their winning products at the public Marketplace, which takes place alongside the renowned CUESA Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. 

March 2012:
2012 CT Specialty Food Product Awards Announced

Hartford, CT – The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held it’s eleventh Product Awards Competition on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Two hundred three specialty food items from Connecticut-based manufacturers were entered into 36 categories, with hopes of receiving the prestigious honor of CSFA Product Award Winner 2012.   

A panel of 21 judges consisting of local media personalities, food writers, chefs from the CT Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef Program, and wine specialists scored products on overall taste/flavor, consistency/texture, appeal, and color. Each judge was assigned to specific categories, responsible for evaluating an average of approximately 35 different products.

Categories included breads, cheese, confections, CT Grown, gluten-free, organic, pasta sauces, salad dressings, savory condiments, snack foods, and many others. We also proudly included a variety of wines produced here in Connecticut. All wines were required to contain 100% CT grown fruit. The wide array of food products featured fresh breads, cheeses, many varieties of sauce, jams, relishes, flavored seeds, oils and vinegars, syrups and much, much more.

Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, Ct has won awards in the following categories:


Jam


2nd Place TIE

Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, CT

Raspberry Jam

Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, CT

Raspberry Chocolate Jam


 Savory Topping

 3rd Place Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, CT

 Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam


February 2011:
2011 CT Specialty Food Product Awards Announced

Hartford, CT – The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its tenth Product Awards Competition on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.  Three hundred twenty-nine specialty food items from Connecticut-based manufacturers were entered into 38 categories, with hopes of receiving the prestigious honor of CSFA Product Award Winner 2011.  

A panel of 40 judges consisting of local media personalities, food writers, and chefs from the CT Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef Program scored products on overall taste/flavor, consistency/texture, appeal, and color.  Each judge was assigned to specific categories, responsible for evaluating an average of approximately 30 different products.

Categories included breads, cheese, confections, CT Grown, fruits and vegetables, gift packs, gluten-free, organic, pasta sauces, savory condiments, snack foods, and many others.   We also proudly included a variety of CT wines along with beers, ales and distilled spirits all produced here in Connecticut.  The wide array of products featured fresh breads, ice cream and sauces, jams and jellies, salad greens, pestos, pickles, juices, hot teas and coffees, flavored seeds, oils and vinegars, and much, much more.

Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, Ct has won awards in the following categories:

CT Grown

1st PlaceWinding Drive Corp., Woodbury, CT

Apple Pie Jam


Savory Condiment

2nd Place

Winding Drive Corp., Woodbury, CT
                  Habanera Gold Jelly
                  Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam 


April 5, 2010: 

Winding Drive jams opens facility in Middle Quarter Mall, Woodbury

  Winding Drive Inc announce the opening of their jam & jelly manufacturing facility in Middle Quarter Mall, Woodbury.   The 1400 square foot facility contains a professional kitchen, inventory and warehouse space, as well as an office area.   ‘By combining all three functions at a single location, we expect to more effectively grow our company’, said Fran Adams and Ron Pinto, the husband-and-wife founders’ team.

          Begun in the summer of 2008, Winding Drive specializes in gourmet jams and jellies.  The product is made by hand in small batches and is characterized by unique flavor combinations, in addition to traditional flavors.  When selecting fruit for their jams, the owners place an emphasis on seasonally fresh Connecticut-grown fruit.  Customers look for the unique flavor combinations such as Blood Orange Marmalade, Raspberry Chocolate Jam, Halapeno Gold Jelly, and the savory combination of Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic. They will also find old-fashioned jellies such as Crab Apple, Elderberry and Quince.   And traditionalists will delight in Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, and Raspberry among other flavors.  Ms Adams’ culinary interests produce the ‘sensational flavor combinations’ for discriminating tastes.

          The jellies and jams may be purchased in Woodbury at Ayla’s Bagels, Ovens of France, and New Morning Organic.  Customers will also find the jams and jellies at Marie’s Country Furniture in Southbury, March Farms in Bethlehem, The Smithy in New Preston and Bantam Bread in Bantam along with Wild Carrot Farm in Canton and The Stietzel Family Farm in Redding and Papineau Studio in Litchfield. If you are traveling in North Carolina you can enjoy Winding Drive Jams for breakfast, lunch and tea at the Fearrington Village Inn in Pittsboro, NC.

          With Mr. Pinto's marketing expertise and Ms. Adams culinary flair, Winding Drive anticipates their product will soon be found in specialty food stores throughout Connecticut as well as neighboring states. 

Winding Drive
Artisan Jam and Jelly