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VA Wines Earn 6 Gold Medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

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Virginia Wine
Press Release

Richmond, Va. (Sept. 4, 2013) - Three Virginia wineries, Barboursville Vineyards, Trump Winery, and Narmada Winery, took home a total of six gold medals at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Barboursville Vineyards received two gold medals (2010 Premium Bourdeaux Blend and 2011 Cabernet Franc) and one bronze medal (2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve). Trump Winery received two gold medals (2012 Viognier and 2008 Blanc de Blanc Brut) and a silver medal (2008 Premium Borudeax Blend). Narmada Winery received two gold medals (2011 Viognier and 2010 Chambourcin, Reflection).  In all, Virginia wines earned 43 medals: six gold, 14 silver and 23 bronze.  In addition to Barboursville and Trump, Keswick and Stinson earned medals, for a total of four Central Virginia Wineries earning 13 medals at the renowned competition (see notes in blue font below).

"In the last year or two I have been extremely impressed with the huge advances in quality being made by Virginiawines. In my own tastings and at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, wines from Virginia have been consistently among the best. In blind tastings, as evidenced by the stellar showing of [newcomer] Narmada and [well-established] Barboursville, the best wines compare favorably with the best of California and other western regions," said competition organizer and leading wine critic Anthony Dias Blue.

The San Francisco International Wine Competition is the largest and most respected international competition in the United States. Celebrating its 33rd year, the 2013 Competition was held at the distinguished Hotel Nikko in the heart of downtown San Francisco on June 14,15, and 16. 4539 wines were judged this year from 29 states and 30 countries by 52 of the wine industry's best palates.

The rapid growth of Virginia's vibrant wine industry has made it one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the state.  In 1979, there were only six wineries in Virginia. Today, there are over 380 vineyards that cultivate over 3,000 acres of grapes and over 200 wineries in Virginia.  The state's wine industry's growth is escalating as fast as the state's advancements in wine quality and reputation.  For a complete list of winners and further information about events, tours and tastings, please visit the Virginia Wine Marketing Office's website athttp://www.virginiawine.org/ or call 1‐804‐344‐8200.

2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Virginia Wines Sorted by Winery 

MEDAL

STATE

WINERY

YEAR

VAR

Silver

VA

Annefield Vineyareds

2012

Viognier

Bronze

VA

Annefield Vineyareds

2010

Cabernet Franc

Gold

VA

Barboursville Vineyards

2010

Premium BordeauxBlend

Gold

VA

Barboursville Vineyards

2011

Cabernet Franc

Bronze

VA

Barboursville Vineyards

2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver

VA

Breaux Vineyards

2007

Nebbiolo

Bronze

VA

Breaux Vineyards

2012

Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze

VA

Breaux Vineyards

2012

Viognier

Bronze

VA

Breaux Vineyards

2012

Chardonnay

Bronze

VA

Château Morrisette

2011

Chardonnay

Bronze

VA

Château Morrisette

2011

Merlot

Bronze

VA

Crushed Cellars

2010

Chardonnay

Bronze

VA

Crushed Cellars

2009

Red Bordeaux Blend

Bronze

VA

Crushed Cellars

2008

Merlot

Bronze

VA

Crushed Cellars

2008

Cabernet Franc

Silver

VA

Gray Ghost Vineyards

2011

Chardonnay

Bronze

VA

Gray Ghost Vineyards

2012

Vidal Blanc

Bronze

VA

Gray Ghost Vineyards

2012

Late Harvest Vidal Blanc

Bronze

VA

Gray Ghost Vineyards

2012

Seyval Blanc

Silver

VA

Ingleside Vineyards

NV

October Harvest

Bronze

VA

Ingleside Vineyards

2007

Petit Verdot

Bronze

VA

Ingleside Vineyards

2009

Petit Verdot

Silver

VA

Keswick Vineyards

2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver

VA

Keswick Vineyards

2012

Viognier

Bronze

VA

Keswick Vineyards

2012

Viognier

Bronze

VA

Keswick Vineyards

2012

White Blend

Silver

VA

Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery

2011

Cabernet Franc

Bronze

VA

Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery

2012

Chardonnay

Gold

VA

Narmada Winery

2011

Viognier

Gold

VA

Narmada Winery

2010

Chambourcin

Silver

VA

Paradise Springs of Clifton

2012

Viognier

Bronze

VA

Paradise Springs of Clifton

2012

Petit Manseng

Silver

VA

Philip Carter Winery

2012

Viognier

Silver

VA

Philip Carter Winery

2012

Vidal Blanc

Silver

VA

Philip Carter Winery

NV

Port 1762

Silver

VA

Rosemont of Virginia Winery

2010

Premium Bordeaux Blend

Bronze

VA

Rosemont of Virginia Winery

2010

Cabernet Franc

Silver

VA

Stinson

2011

Chardonnay

Bronze

VA

Stinson

2012

Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze

VA

Stinson

2010

Meritage

Gold

VA

Trump Winery

2012

Viognier

Gold

VA

Trump Winery

2008

Blanc de Blancs

Silver

VA

Trump Winery

2008

Premium BordeauxBlend

 

 

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