Gray Ghost’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon earned Double Gold honors at the 20th Anniversary of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in California. Gray Ghost’s Cabernet was the only East Coast Cabernet to take Double Gold honors across seventeen different Cabernet Sauvignon categories. A double gold occurs when all judges unanimously vote the wine a gold.
In addition, Gray Ghost’s 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon earned Gold medal honors in the ultra-premium Cabernet category at the 2020 East Meets West Wine Challenge also in California. Gray Ghost swept both wine competitions, earning a total of 11 medals for all wines entered.
“Winning Double Gold and Gold honors at back-to-back competitions in California are the highest reward to our winemaking efforts. California Cabernets are famous across the globe and to be recognized for producing that level of quality is the acknowledgement we work towards,” said Al Kellert, Gray Ghost owner and winemaker.
The largest competition of North American wines in the world, the San Francisco Chronicle received 6,700 entries from 1,000 wineries across the country. Over 800 of the entries were Cabernet Sauvignon.
One of Virginia’s oldest wineries, Gray Ghost has been growing grapes for 33 years in Rappahannock County and celebrates its 26th anniversary this year.