The Virginia Wine Governor’s Cup competition took place Jan. 31-Feb. 2nd at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, under the direction of Jay Youmans, MW. The Virginia Wineries Association has released the identities of the 38 Virginia wines which won gold medals in the competition which had over 430 entries.As ususal, red wines dominated the gold medals,
On January 29th, Bill Freitag was named “Grower of the Year” at the annual technical meeting of the Virginia Vineyards Association. Freitag is chairman of the association’s Sustainability Workbook Committee, and has overseen the development of the Virginia Sustainable Winegrowers Self-Assessment Guide, a tool that helps individual growers transition toward “green” products and sustainable land stewardship. Mr. Freitag also serves the VVA as a grower representative on the Virginia Wine Council.
The second annual Fauquier County Industry Showcase tasting & competition will be held Sat. Feb. 27th, 2016 at beautiful Airlie in Warrenton on the outskirts of Northern Virginia. Taste local Virginia wines presented by sixteen Fauquier County wineries, and vote...
Just in time for the 2016 opening season, Fiore Winery of Harford County, Maryland has released its 2016 limited production of the Ripken Family Wine Collection. The wines are made from a limited supply of Harford County estate-grown grapes and the collection includes chambourcin (#8), chardonnay (#7) and a sangiovese/merlot blend (#3) in a commemorative box. The back of the box features first edition artwork celebrating the historical convergence of winemaking and baseball in Harford County, Maryland.
expect many of you are cruising the Web today since Winter Storm Jonas has immobilized the Mid-Atlantic, and I expect most of you are either drinking a glass of robust red wine or port, or planning on doing same sometime soon. Accordingly, I’d like to help you in that endeavor with this blog post on Virginia wines I recommend for deep winter hunkering down.
This fall I’ve been around Virginia, visiting wineries and moderating a seminar on the future of Virginia wine at the American Wine Society conference, and showing Decanter columnist Andrew Jefford around the Monticello wineries at harvest. I even made wine with...