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Friday, July 26, 2013

Virginia Is Top Dog with 29 Golds at Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Virginia dominated the 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association competition, claiming almost half of the Gold Medals awarded (29 out of 62).

Twelve states were represented in the competition, which included 588 wines produced by 116 East Coast wineries. Virginia wines brought home Best of Category honors for 14 wines, including two wines each from Barboursville, Cooper, and Ingleside.

Paws up to all of Virginia’s gold medal winners (Best in Category winners in bold):
  • 2011 Meritage by 868 Estate Vineyards, VA
  • 2008 Malvaxia Reserve by Barboursville Vineyards, VA
  • 2010 Octagon by Barboursville Vineyards, VA
  • 2012 Sauvignon Blanc by Barboursville Vineyards, VA
  • 2011 Cabernet Franc by Barrel Oak Winery, VA
  • 2011 Viognier by Bluestone Vineyard, VA
  • 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by Casanel Vineyards, VA
  • 2010 Fossil Hill Reserve by Cave Ridge Vineyard, VA
  • 2011 Cabernet Franc by Cedar Creek Winery, VA
  • 2011 Norton Reserve by Cooper Vineyards, VA
  • 2010 Petit Verdot by Cooper Vineyards, VA
  • 2009 Trio by Flying Fox Vineyard, VA
  • 2011 Ranger Reserve by Gray Ghost Vineyards, VA
  • NV Freedom by Horton Cellars Winery, VA
  • 2012 Pinotage by Horton Cellars Winery, VA
  • 2012 Reserve Syrah by Horton Cellars Winery, VA
  • 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve by Ingleside Plantation Vineyards, VA
  • 2007 Merlot Reserve by Ingleside Plantation Vineyards, VA
  • 2010 Petit Verdot by James River Cellars, VA
  • 2010 Cabernet Franc by Lake Anna Winery, VA
  • 2012 Viognier Reserve by Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, VA
  • 2010 Cabernet Franc by Rosemont of Virginia, VA
  • 2010 Kilravock by Rosemont of Virginia, VA
  • 2012 Cabernet Franc by Sunset Hills Vineyards, VA
  • 2012 Vineyard #1 Chardonnay by Sunset Hills Vineyards, VA
  • 2012 Viognier by Sunset Hills Vineyards, VA
  • 2012 Lily's Viognier by The Winery at Bull Run, VA
  • 2010 Petit Verdot by Veritas Winery, VA
  • 2012 Rose' by Veritas Winery, VA
These silver medalists were best in their categories:
  • 2011 Petit Manseng by Granite Heights Winery, VA (Other White Vinifera Varietals)
  • NV Zephyr by First Colony Winery, VA (White Interspecific Blends)
  • 2012 Declaration, Reserve by Democracy Vineyards, VA (White Vinifera Blends)

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