virginia wine association governor cup White Wines

Congratulations to the 2010 Governor's Cup – White winners!
The wines were very well received by the panel of judges, which included wine writers, educators, sommeliers, restaurateurs retailers and wholesalers from as far away as San Francisco.
The Governor's Cup – White will be announced and the cup presented on Wednesday evening, September 29th at Monticello to kick-off Virginia Wine Month 2010. First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore will join the industry and Press on the West Lawn at Monticello for the award ceremony and celebration. Additional information about the event will be provided separately. The VWA and the Wine Marketing Office look forward to seeing representatives from the medal winning wineries at the event.

After the competition concluded, judges commented on the fine quality of the wines presented, especially the chardonnays and viogniers. This was reflected in their judging results. We are hopeful that the wine writers will write about their observations and experiences in their respective geographic areas.

Two hundred white wines were entered in the 2010 White competition from 58 wineries throughout the Commonwealth.
A total of 131 medals were awarded – 16 Gold, 50 Silver and 63 Bronze.

Barboursville Winery Inc 2006 Gold Late Harvest Dessert
Cardinal Point Vineyard 2009 Gold Proprietary White Dry
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Gold Dessert Wine Blends White
Cross Keys Vineyards 2009 Gold Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Gray Ghost Vineyards 2009 Gold Late Harvest Vidal
Jefferson Vyds 2009 Gold Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Jefferson Vyds 2009 Gold Pinot Grigio
Keswick Vineyards 2009 Gold Viognier
Keswick Vineyards 2009 Gold Viognier
Kluge Estate Winery 2007 Gold Sparkling Blanc de Blanc
Paradise Springs Winery 2009 Gold Chardonnay Oaked
Potomac Point Winery 2009 Gold Viognier
Rockbridge Vineyard Inc 2008 Gold Riesling Sweet
Unicorn Winery 2008 Gold Traminette Sweet
Veritas 2007 Gold Dessert Traminette
Veritas 2009 Gold Dessert Wine Blends White
Barboursville Winery Inc 2009 Silver Viognier
Barren Ridge Vineyards 2008 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Barren Ridge Vineyards 2009 Silver Dessert Wine Blends White
Barren Ridge Vineyards 2009 Silver Traminette Dry
Cardinal Point Vineyard 2009 Silver Rose Dry
Casanel Vineyards / Casanel Farms LLC 2008 Silver Chardonnay Oaked
Chateau Morrisette Winery 2007 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Chateau Morrisette Winery 2008 Silver Vidal
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Silver Albarino
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Silver Viognier
Cooper Vineyards 2009 Silver Viognier
Cross Keys Vineyards 2008 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Cross Keys Vineyards 2008 Silver Late Harvest Dessert
Cross Keys Vineyards 2009 Silver Rose Sweet
Doukenie Winery 2009 Silver Chardonnay Oaked
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery 2009 Silver Viognier
Flying Fox Vineyard 2009 Silver Viognier
Fox Meadow Winery 2008 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Gadino Cellars 2009 Silver Chardonnay Oaked
Horton Vineyards 2008 Silver Petite Manseng Dry
Horton Vineyards 2009 Silver Rkatsiteli
Horton Vineyards 2008 Silver Roussanne
Jefferson Vyds 2009 Silver Chardonnay Unoaked
Jefferson Vyds 2009 Silver Johannisberg Riesling
Jefferson Vyds 2009 Silver Viognier
King Family Vineyards 2009 Silver Viognier
Kluge Estate Winery 2007 Silver Sparkling Rose
Lake Anna Winery 2008 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Lake Anna Winery 2009 Silver Seyval Blanc
North Mountain Vineyards 2007 Silver Late Harvest Vidal
Paradise Springs Winery 2009 Silver Petite Manseng Dry
Paradise Springs Winery 2009 Silver Viognier
Philip Carter Winery 2008 Silver Late Harvest Vidal
Piedmont Vineyards 2009 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Piedmont Vineyards 2009 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Pollak Vineyards 2008 Silver Dessert Wine Blends White
Pollak Vineyards 2009 Silver White Table Wine Dry
Rappahannock Cellars 2009 Silver Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Rappahannock Cellars 2009 Silver Viognier
Rockbridge Vineyard Inc 2008 Silver Late Harvest Dessert
Rockbridge Vineyard Inc 2007 Silver Vignoles
Rosemont of Virginia 2008 Silver Rose Sweet
Sunset Hills Vineyard 2009 Silver Chardonnay Unoaked
Sunset Hills Vineyard 2009 Silver Viognier
Tarara Winery 2009 Silver White Table Wine Dry
Unicorn Winery 2008 Silver Blush Sweet
Veramar Vineyard NV Silver Proprietary White Sweet
Veritas NV Silver Sparkling Blanc de Blanc
Vinum, LLC 2009 Silver Chardonnay Unoaked
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards 2009 Silver Chardonnay Unoaked
AmRhein Wine Cellars 2009 Bronze Traminette Sweet
Barboursville Winery Inc 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Barboursville Winery Inc 2009 Bronze Pinot Grigio
Barren Ridge Vineyards 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Dry
Cardinal Point Vineyard 2008 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Cedar Creek Winery LLC 2008 Bronze Chardonnay Oaked
Chateau Morrisette Winery NV Bronze White Table Wine Dry
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Bronze Blush Dry
Chrysalis Vineyards 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Sweet
Cooper Vineyards 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Unoaked
Cooper Vineyards NV Bronze Late Harvest Viognier
Cooper Vineyards 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Dry
Cooper Vineyards 2008 Bronze Proprietary White Dry
Delaplane Cellars, LLC 2009 Bronze Viognier
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery 2007 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery 2008 Bronze Proprietary White Dry
Doukenie Winery 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Sweet
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery 2008 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery 2009 Bronze Rose Sweet
Flying Fox Vineyard 2009 Bronze White Table Wine Sweet
Fox Meadow Winery 2009 Bronze Pinot Grigio
Fox Meadow Winery 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Dry
Gadino Cellars 2009 Bronze Viognier
Hickory Hill Vineyards NV Bronze Blush Sweet
Holly Grove Vineyards 2008 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Holly Grove Vineyards 2009 Bronze Petite Manseng Sweet
Horton Vineyards 2008 Bronze Rkatsiteli
Horton Vineyards 2009 Bronze Viognier
Hume Vineyards 2009 Bronze Vidal
James River Cellars 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Oaked
James River Cellars 2008 Bronze Gewurztraminer
Keswick Vineyards 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Keswick Vineyards 2009 Bronze Viognier
Lake Anna Winery 2008 Bronze Late Harvest Vidal
Narmada Winery 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Narmada Winery 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Sweet
Narmada Winery 2009 Bronze Traminette Sweet
Narmada Winery 2009 Bronze Viognier
North Gate Vineyard 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Oaked
North Gate Vineyard 2009 Bronze Viognier
Notaviva Vineyard LLC 2009 Bronze Vidal
Notaviva Vineyard LLC 2009 Bronze Viognier
Old House Vineyards 2009 Bronze Vidal
Old House Vineyards 2009 Bronze Vidal Dry
Paradise Springs Winery 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Sweet
Piedmont Vineyards 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Unoaked
Rappahannock Cellars 2009 Bronze Viognier
Rockbridge Vineyard Inc 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Rockbridge Vineyard Inc 2008 Bronze Riesling Sweet
Rosemont of Virginia 2009 Bronze Traminette Dry
Stone Mountain Vineyards 2008 Bronze Pinot Grigio
Sunset Hills Vineyard 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Oaked
Sweely Estate Winery 2007 Bronze Viognier
Tarara Winery 2009 Bronze Rose Dry
Tarara Winery 2009 Bronze White Table Wine Dry
The Winery at la Grange 2009 Bronze Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Veramar Vineyard NV Bronze Dessert Wine Blends White
Veritas 2009 Bronze Proprietary White Sweet
Veritas 2009 Bronze Sauvignon Blanc
Veritas 2009 Bronze Sauvignon Blanc
Veritas 2009 Bronze Viognier
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards 2009 Bronze White Table Wine Sweet
Wisteria Farm & Vineyards 2008 Bronze Chardonnay Unoaked
Wolf Gap Vineyard 2009 Bronze Rose Sweet