BARKING NEWS:

2017 VA Gov Cup goes to Barns at Hamilton Station; Veritas' Emily Pelton Wine Person of the Year; King Family's David King Recognized for Lifetime Achievement... Jim Law (Linden) & Diane Flynt (Foggy Ridge) James Beard Award Semi-finalists... VA Wine Strikes Gold in SanFran (7 double golds; 2 best of class)... VA Wine Sales Up 6%; Cider taking off... International Winery Review "Virginia Wine Has Come of Age"...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paradise Springs Chard Named State's Top White


Open less than a year, Paradise Springs may be just a pup in Virginia's growing kennel of top wineries but they're demonstrating show quality - claiming the Governor's Cup at Monticello on Wednesday night for their 2009 Reserve Chardonney. This is the first time since 1991 that a Chardonnay has won the cup. Munchkin and Pomeroy extend their congrats to Jane Kincheloe and Kirk Wiles and all our friends in Paradise.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BOW is Top Dog with "Best in Show" Ribbon at Virginia State Fair


The Virginia Wine Dogs congratulate Brian, Sharon, Rick and the entire pack at Barrel Oak Winery. BOW wowed the Virginia State Fair judges with their 2008 Reserve Petit Verdot and received the "Best in Show" ribbon at the Black Tie & Boots gala on September 22.

Veritas was also recognized for racking up the most ribbons. The full list of winners follow:

2010 State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition

Best in Show
Barrel Oak Winery - Reserve Petit Verdot 2008

Gold Ribbon
AmRheins Wine Cellars - AGLIANICO 2007
Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn - Rockawalkin 2007
Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn - Parris Country Blend 2008
Barboursville Vineyards - CABERNET FRANC RESERVE 2008
Barboursville Vineyards - PINOT GRIGIO 2009
Barboursville Vineyards - SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009
Barrel Oak Winery - Reserve Petit Verdot 2008
Barrel Oak Winery - Viognier 2008
Barren Ridge Vineyards - Meritage 2008
Barren Ridge Vineyards - Viognier 2008
Casanel Vineyards - Chegada Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cooper Vineyards - Petit Verdot 2008
Crosskeys Vineyards - Meritage 2008
Delfosse Vineyards & Winery - GRAND CRU OLIVIER 2008
Delfosse Vineyards & Winery - MERLOT 2008
Delfosse Vineyards & Winery - PETIT VERDOT 2008
Democracy Vineyards - VELVET REVOLUTION 2007
First Colony Winery - Merlot 2008
Flying Fox Vineyard - Viognier 2009
James River Cellars - Gewurtraminer 2008
Keswick Vineyards - Viognier Reserve 2009
Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard - Kluge Estate New World Red 2005
Lake Anna - Barrel Select Chardonnay 2008
Lake Anna - Morgan Merlot 2007
Naked Mountain Vineyard - VA Cabernet Franc 2007
Narmada Winery - Viognier 2009
Notaviva Vineyards - Cantabile 2008
Notaviva Vineyards - Calor 2009
Pearmund Cellars - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Pearmund Cellars - Riesling 2009
Pearmund Cellars - Petit Manseng 2009
Philip Carter Winery - Cabernet Franc 2009
Pollak Vineyards - Pollak Cabernet Franc 2008
Pollak Vineyards - Chardonnay RSV 2008
Pollak Vineyards - Pollak Petit Verdot 2008
Pollak Vineyards - Viognier 2009
Rockbridge Vineyard - DeChiel Riesling 2008
Rockbridge Vineyard - Merlot - Dechiel 2007
Rockbridge Vineyard - Syrah - DeChiel 2007
Rockbridge Vineyard - Rockbridge Vignoles 2007
The Winery at La Grange - Pinot Gris - Toll Gate Vineyard 2009
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Vintners Reserve "VR" 2008
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Sauvingon Blanc Reserve 2009
Afton Mountain Vineyards - Pentola D'Oro 2008
Barboursville Vineyards - MALVAXIA 2006
Crosskeys Vineyards - Ali D'Oro 2008
Mattaponi Winery - Odeimin (Strawberry) 2010
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Kenmar 2007

Silver Ribbon
Afton Mountain Vineyards - Festa DiBacco 2008
AmRheins Wine Cellars - PINOT GRIGIO 2008
Annefield Vineyards - RED 2008
Barboursville Vineyards - OCTAGON 2007
Barrel Oak Winery - Merlot 2008
Barrel Oak Winery - Traminette 2009
Barren Ridge Vineyards - Red Barren 2008
Barren Ridge Vineyards - Cabernet Franc 2008
Cooper Vineyards - Viognier 2009
Delaplane Cellars - Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2008
Delaplane Cellars - Emerald Vineyard Viognier 2007
Democracy Vineyards - UNUM 2009
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery - Barrel Chardonnay 2008
First Colony Winery - Meritage 2008
Flying Fox Vineyard - Cabernet Franc Ridge Run Vineyard 2007
Gray Ghost Vineyards - Reserve Chardonnay 2008
Hiddencroft Vineyards - Traminette 2009
Holly Grove Vineyards - Celebration 2009
Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard - Albemarle Simply Red 2006
Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard - Kluge SP Blanc de Blanc 2007
Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard - Albemarle Viognier 2009
North Gate Vineyard - Chardonnay 2009
Notaviva Vineyards LLC - Verano 2009
Paradise Springs Winery – Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Pearmund Cellars - Viognier 2009
Piedmont Vineyards & Winery - Hunt Country Chardonnay 2009
Pollak Vineyards - Pollak Cabernet Sauvingon 2007
Rockbridge Vineyard - Cabernet Franc - DeChiel 2007
Rockbridge Vineyard - Chardonnay - DeChiel 2009
Rosemont of Virginia Winery - Syrah 2008
San Soucy Vineyards - Cabernet Franc 2008
San Soucy Vineyards - Tempranillo 2008
Sugarleaf Vineyards - Petit Manseng 2008
Sunset Hills Vineyard - SUNSET ROSE 2009
Sunset Hills Vineyard - VIOGNIER 2009
The Hague Winery Inc - Cabernet Franc 2008
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Cabernet Franc 2009
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Veritas Vineyard & Winery - Viognier 2009
Williamsburg Winery, Ltd. - Adagio 2007
Woodland Vineyard - Barrel Select 2009
North Gate Vineyard - Apple Wine NV

Individual Label Design:
1st place – Delfosse Grand Cru Olivier
2nd place – Paradise Springs of Clifton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
3rd place – Kluge SP Blanc de Blanc

Overall Winery Presentation:
1st place – Pollak Vineyards
2nd place – Veritas Vineyard & Winery
3rd place – Delfosse Vineyards & Winery

Individual Label Design – Dessert or Sweet Wine Bottles (375 ml):
1st place – Afton Mountain Pentrola D’oro
2nd place – Barboursville Malvaxia Passito
3rd place – Veritas Kenmar

Best Use of Whimsy on a Label:
1st place – Narmada Dream
2nd place – Flying Fox Cabernet Franc
3rd place – Notaviva Vineyards Cantabile Cabernet Franc

Most Ribbons Awarded to a Single Winery:
Veritas Vineyard & Winery

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