A local winery takes home the 2013 Governor's Cup.
Barboursville Winery took home the top prize for the fourth time. The 2009 Octagon 12th Edition was the winning wine.
The 2013 Virginia Governor's Cup Competition was conducted over two weeks of tasting.
The winners statewide include:
Cooper Vineyards – 2010 Petite Verdot Reserve
King Family Vineyards – 2010 Meritage
Lovingston Winery – 2009 Josie’s Knoll Estate Reserve (Meritage)
Philip Carter Winery – 2010 Cleve (Petite Verdot, Tannat)
Pollak Vineyards – 2009 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery – 2010 Richland Reserve Heritage (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Petite Verdot
Rappahannock Cellars – 2010 Meritage
RdV Vineyards – 2010 Rendevous (Meritage)
RdV Vineyards – 2010 Lost Mountain (Meritage)
Sunset Hills Vineyard – 2010 Mosaic (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot)
Trump Winery – 2008 Sparkling Rose (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)
At least 10 cases of each wine included in the Governor’s Cup Case will be used by the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office for marketing purposes.
Sales of Virginia wine reached a record high in 2012 with more than 5.8 million bottles sold; Industry employed more than 4,700 in 2012 and contributed almost $750 million to the Virginia economy