The Jefferson Theater hosted the The Monticello Cup Awards ceremony this past Thursday, April 13, 2017 to celebrate the winning wines of the Monticello Wine Trail. Twenty-three wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail entered the competition, which highlights the best wines of the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). There were 14 Gold, 30 silver, and 15 bronze medals awarded this year.
Cardinal Point Vineyard took home the cup for their 2014 Union. Of the gold medal winners, the top 3 red and top 3 white wines also received special recognition; reds – Michael Shaps Wineworks’ 2014 Meritage and Pollak Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve and whites – First Colony Winery’s 2015 Viognier, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards’ 2015 Chardonnay Reserve and Stinson Vineyards’ 2014 Petit Manseng.