Governor Bob McDonnell announced today major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition that, once implemented, will make it one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the United States.
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During the 2011 VA-1 Virginia Tourism Summit, which took place October 17-19 in Richmond, two Virginia wineries were recognized by Virginia Green as Green Travel Leaders. Both Cooper Vineyards and DuCard Vineyards made the list of 19 different businesses throughout the Commonwealth that were recognized for their efforts of green businesses in their industry.
New Kent Winery's 2009 Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the 2011 Virginia Governor's Cup for White Wines.
Governor Bob McDonnell has proclaimed October as Virginia Wine Month for 2011. October Virginia Wine Month is in its 23rd year as a major state initiative to highlight Virginia’s beautiful vineyards, world class wines and festivals during the height of fall foliage season.
This week, Robinson has featured Virginia wines on her award winning website, www.JancisRobinson.com, in the form of two videos, two articles, and tasting notes of the Virginia wines she sampled while visiting the Commonwealth. In her tasting notes, she reviewed 53 Virginia wines from 21 different wineries.
Of the 162 wines entered from 52 wineries, there were seven Gold medalists, 42 Silver medalists and 54 Bronze medalists.
The Virginia Wine Board unveiled the Virginia Sesquicentennial Winery Passport, a guide to 23 Virginia Wineries with special labels commemorating the150th anniversary of the Civil War, and the 42 battlefields located near them (http://www.virginiawine.org/sesquicentennial).
Virginia wines were recently well represented at two prominent wine competitions. Among the 51 Virginia wineries that participated in the International Eastern Wine Competition and Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Virginia took away 226 medals including 11 Best in Class, 1 Double Gold and 18 Gold medals.
On Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 pm ET, wine bloggers, winemakers, and general wine enthusiasts alike will sign onto Twitter and Facebook to “virtually” taste six of Virginia’s outstanding Viognier wines.
Gray Ghost’s 2010 Adieu captured Gold at the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition held in King City, California! As a result of this award, the Adieu will be featured at the 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition Grand Tasting held in May.
Under the tutelage of Tom Payette, international winemaking consultant and second generation Emile Peynaud student, Fox Meadow’s 2008 Le Renard Rouge captured top honors at the 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition.
“Three winemakers, three vineyards, three varietals, one wine” is the unique tagline for a unique Virginia wine named “3”. A triumvirate effort from winemakers Emily Pelton, Jake Busching and Matthieu Finot was born over a friendly beer and a what-if statement.
Richmond, Virginia – Gabriele Rausse, of Charlottesville, has been awarded the Virginia Agribusiness Council’s 2011 Distinguished Service Award during the Virginia Wine Expo on February 25, 2011 in Richmond. Rausse, a winery owner, consultant, and educator, was recognized by Virginia Agribusiness Council President Donna Pugh Johnson for his meritorious service to the State’s agribusiness industry.
The Virginia Vineyards Association Grape Grower of the Year award was presented to John H. “Rock” Stephens of The Vineyard at Point Breeze, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Two Virginia wineries walked away with prestigious medals at the second annual Winemaker Challenge in San Diego, CA last month. Both Jefferson Vineyards, located in Charlottesville, VA and Barboursville Vineyards, located in Barboursville, VA each received a silver and gold medals for their wines.
Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell will present the Grower of the Year Award at the annual Winter Technical Meeting of the Virginia Vineyards Association, February 18th, in Charlottesville.
Editor Laura A. Rydin of Virginia Wine Gazette is pleased to announce several exciting changes to the Commonwealth’s long-established quarterly publication devoted to the wines of Virginia.
Cooper Vineyards, located in Louisa, VA is in the process of becoming LEED Platinum certified, making them the first winery in that category on the East Coast and the second in the country.