Ingleside Petit Verdot ’07 Wins Double Gold, Best of Class in San Francisco
Ingleside Vineyards, one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries, recently won “Best Petit Verdot”/Double Gold in the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition for its 2007 Petit Verdot. Ingleside’s 2007 Reserve Petit Verdot also won a Gold medal.
Ingleside was the only American winery to win Gold or Double Gold in this year’s Petit Verdot category.
The San Francisco competition is America’s largest and most prestigious wine competition. This year’s event drew 4,556 entries from 29 countries and 26 states. From these, only 202 Double Gold medals were awarded.
According to Ingleside winemaker Bill Swain, “2007 was a spectacular year for Petit Verdot at Ingleside. The grapes averaged over 25 Brix sugar and had the best color and flavor intensity since our first Petit Verdot harvest in 2001.” Ingleside was the first Virginia winery to bottle Petit Verdot as a varietal wine, starting in 2001.
In addition to its medals for Petit Verdot, Ingleside also won Silver in San Francisco for its 2007 Virginia Gold.