Virginia Wineries Association Announces 2018 Governor’s Cup® Gold Medalists

/Virginia Wineries Association Announces 2018 Governor’s Cup® Gold Medalists

Monticello Wine Trail (MWT) recently put out a press release announcing that almost 50% of the gold medals awarded in the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition were received by wines from members of the trail. Members represent only 10% of wineries in the state and several of the members received multiple golds.

According to the press release, wines entered into the Governor’s Cup must be made from 100% Virginia fruit and undergo thorough judging over the course of four weeks. During the private Governor’s Cup Gala on February 27, the Governor’s Cup Case, of the top scoring twelve wines, and the overall winner of the Governor’s Cup will be announced.

The gold medalists from this year’s Governor’s Cup were selected from 442 entries of both red and white wines, from 100 different Virginia wineries. Of the gold medal winning wines, twelve top scoring red and white wines will then comprise the Governor’s Cup Case® to showcase the state’s top wines. The highest scoring wine of the competition will be awarded the grand prize of the Governor’s Cup itself.

2018 Governor’s Cup Gold Medalists

Winery Vintage Wine Type Year
868 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve Cabernet Franc 2015
868 Estate Vineyards Meritage Reserve Meritage 2015
Afton Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Afton Mountain Vineyards Tradition Meritage 2016
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Meritage 2012
Barboursville Vineyards Paxxito Dessert 2013
Barboursville Vineyards Paxxito Dessert 2014
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Meritage 2014
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Meritage 2015
Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve Vermentino 2016
Bluestone Vineyard, Inc. Cadenza Meritage 2014
Bluestone Vineyard, Inc. Petit Manseng Petit Manseng 2016
Bold Rock Hard Cider Crimson Red Vintage Dry Cider NV
Bozzo Family Vineyards LLC 2nd Act Meritage 2016
Breaux Vineyards Meritage Meritage 2015
Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo Nebbiolo 2015
Casanel Vineyards & Winery Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Castle Hill Cider Serendipity Cider 2016
Chateau Morrisette 2015 Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure
Farms
Viognier2016 Viognier 2016
Cooper Vineyards53rd Winery and Vineyard Petit
Verdot
Petit Verdot 2015
CrossKeys Vineyards Ali d’Oro Dessert 2015
Doukenie Winery Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Doukenie Winery Vintner’s Reserve Meritage 2015
Doukenie Winery Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc 2015
Ducard Vineyards Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2014
Ducard Vineyards Signature Viognier Viognier 2016
Early Mountain Vineyards Eluvium 2014 Meritage 2014
Early Mountain Vineyards Eluvium 2015 Meritage 2015
Early Mountain Vineyards Quaker Run Chardonnay 2016 Chardonnay 2015
Early Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 Chardonnay 2016
Early Mountain Vineyards Novum 2015 Meritage 2015
Effingham Manor & Winery Tannat Tannat 2014
Flying Fox Vineyard Trio Meritage 2015
Flying Fox Vineyard Viognier Viognier 2016
Fox Meadow Winery Le Renard Rouge Meritage 2015
Glen Manor Vineyards Hodder Hill Meritage 2013
Glen Manor Vineyards Hodder Hill Meritage 2014
Glen Manor Vineyards Hodder Hill Meritage 2015
Granite Heights Winery Lomax Reserve Meritage 2012
Ingleside Vineyards Virginia Gold Meritage 2014
Ingleside Vineyards Left Bank Meritage 2014
Jefferson Vineyards, LP Meritage Meritage 2014
Jefferson Vineyards, LP Viognier Viognier 2015
Jefferson Vineyards, LP Viognier Viognier 2016
Keswick Vineyards Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc 2016
King Family Vineyards Meritage Meritage 2014
King Family Vineyards Mountain Plains Meritage 2015
King Family Vineyards Loreley Dessert 2015
King Family Vineyards Viognier (Small Batch Series) Viognier 2016
King Family Vineyards Chardonnay Chardonnay 2016
Lost Creek Winery Reserve Chardonnay Chardonnay 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps L. Scott Tannat blend 2013
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Meritage Meritage 2014
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps L. Scott Tannat blend 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Petit Manseng Petit Manseng 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Chardonnay Chardonnay 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Meritage Meritage 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc 2015
Michael Shaps Wineworks Michael Shaps Petit Manseng Petit Manseng 2016
Mountain and Vine Vineyards and
Winery, dba Delfosse Vineyards
and Winery
Grand Cru Reserve Meritage 2016
Muse Vineyards ThaliaMarsanne, Roussanne, and
Viognier
2016
Naked Mountain Vineyard Tannat Tannat 2016
Narmada Winery Yash Vir Meritage 2014
North Gate Vineyard Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Paradise Springs Winery PVT Tannat blend 2013
Paradise Springs Winery Meritage Meritage 2015
Paradise Springs Winery Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc 2015
Paradise Springs Winery Petit Manseng Petit Manseng 2016
Paradise Springs Winery Chardonnay Chardonnay 2016
Pearmund Cellars Ameritage Reserve Meritage 2015
Pearmund Cellars Petit Manseng Petit Manseng 2016
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Vintner’s Meritage Reserve Meritage 2013
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Merlot Reserve Merlot 2015
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Viognier Viognier 2016
Pollak Vineyards Meritage Meritage 2013
Pollak Vineyards Meritage Meritage 2014
Pollak Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve Cabernet Franc 2015
Potomac Point Winery Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc 2016
Stinson Vineyards Chardonnay Chardonnay 2015
Tarara Winery Nevaeh Red Merlot/Syrah Blend 2015
Thistle Gate Vineyard LLC Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Trump Winery Sparkling Blanc de Noir 2012 Sparkling 2012
Two Twisted Posts Winery LLC Thomas Great Meritage 2014
Upper Shirley Cellars Upper Shirley Tannat Tannat 2015
Valley Road Vineyards, LC Viognier Viognier 2015
Veritas Vineyards & Winery Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Veritas Vineyards & Winery Vintner’s Reserve Meritage 2015
Veritas Vineyards & Winery Viognier Viognier 2016
Veritas Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Virginia CellarsThe Barns at Hamilton Station
Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot 2015
Virginia CellarsThe Barns at Hamilton Station
Meritage
Meritage 2015
Virginia Cellars Hamlet Vineyards Petit Verdot Petit Verdot 2015
Virginia CellarsBrix & Columns Vineyards
Viognier
Viognier 2016
Virginia CellarsNicewonder Vineyards
Viognier
Viognier 2016
Whitebarrel Winery Fig Wine Fruit Wine NV
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards Willowcroft Assemblage Select Meritage 2015

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