The results are in from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition and once again Virginia wines scored top results in all categories of judging. Let’s backtrack a moment and talk about the significance of this competition. To many in the world of wine, Virginia is still in its infancy on the East Coast as the Finger Lakes of New York have brought in many winners in this competition and other similar high-ranking events.
Maybe those days of step-child recognition are over. The Best of Show, the most coveted category, went to Rosemont of Virginia in LaCrosse for its 2007 Meritage. Don’t worry the Piedmont region was widely represented and recognized in all categories in this extensive judging of over 500 wines from 110 wineries.
Here’s a sampling: Veritas Winery alone had four winners in the Best of category including top honors for both red and white Vinifera varieties! They also won a gold for their 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve and had multiple winning selections in the silver and bronze categories.
Virginia wineries claimed almost half of all Gold Medal winners and dominated in the silver and bronze categories as well! Select your favorite vineyard and most likely your favorite wine was recognized by the judges!
The new map of wine recognition has been drawn, and Virginia holds a prominent set of adornments. Congratulations to all.