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Virginia Wine Industry Honors Two Individuals for Virginia Wine Person of the Year and for the Gordon Murchie Lifetime Achievement Award

- Feb 27, 2019

Last week, the Virginia Wineries Association announced two achievement awards for leaders that have been instrumental in propelling the Virginia wine industry forward.

Virginia’s Horton Vineyards Wins the 2019 Governor’s Cup® with 2016 Petit Manseng Wine

Gold-Medal winning white wine joins 11 other Virginia wines to comprise the 2019 Governor’s Cup Case® - Feb 25, 2019

Virginia Wineries Association Announces 2019 Governor's Cup® Gold Medalists

- www.virginiawine.org Feb 14, 2019

The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Wine Competition judging is complete, with 68 Virginia wines awarded gold medals in the 2019 Virginia wine competition. Held over a four-week period during late January and early February, the competition, now in its 37th year, was revamped in 2012 to become one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the country.

2018 Monticello Cup Gold Medals Announced

Sarah Craun, Monticello Wine Trail - Apr 29, 2018

Twenty-two wineries from the Monticello Wine Trail (MWT) competed in the 2018 Monticello Wine Competition, a friendly competition among wineries in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). This year's competition was coordinated by the Virginia Wine & Spirits Academy, and all entered wines contained a minimum of 85% fruit from the Monticello AVA and were produced by a member of the MWT.

Virginia Wine Four Centuries of Change Now Out

- Jan 10, 2018

Attorney Andrew Painter today presented autographed copies of his recently-published book, Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change to Virginia’s outgoing Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Todd A. Haymore and Virginia Wine Marketing Office Director Annette R. Boyd. Painter also provided autographed copies for former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe an appreciation for the administration’s support of the Virginia wine industry.

Virginia Wineries Association Announces 2017 Governor's Cup® Gold Medalists

- Feb 06, 2017

The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final and the list of golds are announced. Twenty-three Virginia wines have been awarded gold medals in the 2017 Virginia wine competition, which was held over a four week period during January/early February. Now in its 35th year, the competition was revamped in 2012 to become one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the country. 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Wine Sales Reach Record High in FY 2016

- Aug 30, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that sales of Virginia wine reached another record high during fiscal year 2016, with more than 556,500 cases, or over 6.6 million bottles, sold. These sales represent a 6 percent increase from fiscal year 2015, when Virginia wineries sold more than 524,800 cases. Sales of Virginia wine have increased by 34 percent since fiscal year 2010.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Keswick Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve Awarded 2016 Governor’s Cup

- Feb 21, 2016

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe tonight awarded the 2016 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor's Cup to Keswick Vineyards for its 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve, a pure Cabernet Franc varietal. This award marks the second Virginia Governor’s Cup for Keswick Vineyards, who received its first in 2009 for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Governor’s Cup was awarded Monday evening, February 22 at the Hotel John Marshall.

Toll Gate Farm’s Bill Freitag Named VVA Grower of the Year

Virginia Vineyards Association - Jan 28, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Vineyards Association announced today that Bill Freitag, owner of Toll Gate Farm vineyard, Flint Hill, VA, is the 2016 Grower of the Year

North Mountain Vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was awarded a Silver Medal for its 2013 Zweigelt

North Mountain Vineyards - North Mountain Vineyards Dec 17, 2015

North Mountain Vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was awarded a Silver Medal for its 2013 Zweigelt by the International Wine Challenge in Vienna, Austria.AWC Vienna is the largest officially recognized wine competition in the world

Wine writer Richard Leahy presents newly released second, revised edition of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines

Virginia Wine Marketing Office - Apr 27, 2015

Wine writer Richard Leahy today presented and autographed copies of his newly released second, revised edition of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines to Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore at the Patrick Henry Building today along with copies for Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe.

Monticello Cup Press Release

Monticello Wine Trail - Monticello Wine Trail Apr 03, 2015

The Monticello Cup Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Jefferson Theater to celebrate the winning wines of the Monticello Cup, the competition of the 32 wineries of the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). 71 wines were entered in the Monticello Cup competition, all with at least 75% fruit from the Monticello AVA and from wineries within the Monticello AVA. There were 10 gold (including the cup winner and three “best of” awards), 25 silver, and 31 bronze medals.

International Wine Review Releases Virginia Wine Report

Virginia Wine Marketing Office - Mar 30, 2015

International Wine Review Releases Virginia Wine Report 45 page edition Virginia Wine Comes of Age, provides an in-depth account of the impressive growth in the Virginia wine industry and the many improvements made in the quality of the wines. Read about one of America’s most exciting wine regions and its many outstanding wineries and wines in this report available for download.

Virginia Wins 29 Medals at 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition Two Best of Class, 10 Golds, 16 Silvers, and 3 Platinum Medals added to growing list of international awards

Virginia Wine Marketing Office - Feb 23, 2015

Virginia Wins 29 Medals at 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition Two Best of Class, 10 Golds, 16 Silvers, and 3 Platinum Medals added to growing list of international awards

Luca Paschina, winemaker and general manager of Barboursville Vineyards, inducted into the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

Barboursville Vineyards - Barboursville Vineyards Aug 05, 2014

The President of Italy’s Council of Ministers has announced the induction of Luca Paschina, winemaker and general manager of Barboursville Vineyards, into the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, with the rank of Commendatore.

The Virginia Wine Board Presents the Third Annual Virginia Wine Summit

Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office - Aug 03, 2014

The third annual Virginia Wine Summit, hosted by The Office of Governor McAuliffe, will bring wine experts and industry leaders from around the country to Richmond on October 21, 2014 to discuss, taste, and celebrate the exciting state of Virginia's wine and food culture. Panels, tastings, and discussions will be held throughout this day-long event, featuring an address by keynote speaker Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine.

B-Thin Pinot Gris

Bogati Bodega & Winery - Jun 09, 2014

Bogati Bodega & Winery is introducing B-Thin Pinot Gris, a new patent pending light wine which possesses all the flavors that you want and expect so you may enjoy it guilt-free. This wine captures wonderful floral notes, ripe apple and prickly pear characters, and shows palate length and freshness. While full of taste and lighter in calories not only will the health conscious wine drinkers savor the wine but even oenophile will find the wine to be outstanding due to the wine’s palate; which is long with intense tropical fruit. The acidity of the wine gives it a length which enables the wine to pair especially well with spicy foods. Starting in June, 2014, Bogati Bodega B-Thin Pinot Gris will be available for purchase.

Gray Ghost Takes Gold and Sweeps Three Competitions!

Gray Ghost Vineyards - May 21, 2014

Gray Ghost’s 2013 Gewurztraminer continues to bring home top honors, winning Gold medals at three consecutive competitions, the Pacific Rim International in California, the Finger Lakes International in New York and the Tasters Guild International in Michigan! In addition to the Gold medals, Gray Ghost swept all three competitions, bringing home a total of seven Silver medals and four Bronze medals.

Governor McDonnell Announces Wine Export Agreement between Chateau Morrisette and China's Tianjin Commodity Exchange

- Office of the Governor Apr 21, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today as part of his trade and marketing mission to Asia that Chateau Morrisette and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company Limited (TJComex) have reached a five-year agreement to export Chateau Morrisette wines to China. The inaugural sale of more than 1,150 cases of wine from Chateau Morrisette was scheduled to arrive in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city, during the Governor's mission to Asia.

Sunset Hills Vineyards Setting The Pace In 2013

- Tuskie's Wine Trail Apr 09, 2013

After bringing home several medals at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition -- double-gold for its 2012 Traminette, silver for its 2012 Chardonnay and a Bronze for its 2012 Chambourcin -- Sunset Hills is winning medals in 2013 at a pace that exceeds its own record of 25 awards in 2012.

Virginia Uncorked

Kevin Malone - Tuskie's Wine Trail Mar 31, 2013

Kevin Malone of Tuskie’s Restaurant Group (TRG) today announced that effective immediately, all Tuskie’s Restaurant Group Restaurants will waive the normal corkage fee on any bottle of Virginia Wine purchased that same day from a Virginia winery.

Virginia Wins 61 Medals at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Mar 13, 2013

Virginia Wines continue to show well on the international stage, this time at the largest competition of American Wines in the world. Competing among 5,500 entries from more than 25 states, Virginia earned five gold medals, 28 silver medals (including one cider) and 28 bronze medals.

Virginia Wine & Dine Month to Celebrate Love by the Glass

- Virginia Tourism Feb 28, 2013

Virginia is taking dining to a new level this March with LOVE by The Glass: Virginia Wine & Dine Month. For epicurean travelers, March is an ideal time to visit Virginia, as restaurants and wine shops statewide put local Virginia wines front and center on menus.

Governor McDonnell Announces Barboursville Vineyards Awarded 2013 Governor’s Cup

- Office of the Governor Feb 20, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell, who championed major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition in 2011 that made it one of the most stringent and comprehensive wine competitions in the United States, awarded the 2013 Virginia Wineries Association’s Governor's Cup to Barboursville Vineyards’ 2009 Octagon 12th Edition. By winning this year’s Governor’s Cup, Barboursville becomes the first Virginia winery to win the award four times.

Governor McDonnell Announces Sales of Virginia Wine Reach New All-Time High

- Office of the Governor Jan 13, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine reached an all-time high in fiscal year 2012, increasing by just over 1.6% from fiscal year 2011. Virginia wineries sold almost 485,000 cases of wine in FY 2012 versus a little more than 477,000, the previous record high, in FY 2011.