Thomas Jefferson would continue to be surprised by the progress from his early viticulture attempts! His grape enterprise has become a footnote to history as Virginia wines continue to receive national and international attention in so many award-winning categories.
At this year’s Jeffersonian Wine Grape Growers Society annual Monticello Cup Wine Competition, our region was recognized once again for its fruitful bounty. Barboursville Winery’s Octagon Ninth Edition 2006 earned top honors: The Monticello Cup and a Double Gold in the Meritage category. The Vineyard also earned a Gold for its 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve.
Other gold medal winners include: King Family Vineyards‘ 2007 Viognier and its 2007 Meritage, Pollak Vineyards‘ 2008 Pinot Gris, Veritas Vineyard & Winery’s 2007 Reserve Cabernet Franc, and Sweely Estate Winery’s 2006 “1867” Meritage.
So many great wines.