Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medalists

Each year the Virginia Winery Association conducts a prestigious and vigorous judging of the state’s best wines.  Judging based on appearance, aroma, flavor, overall quality, and commercial suitability, 42 esteemed wine professionals, sommeliers, specialists, and Masters of Wine weighed 490 Virginia wines to determine the winners.  The Virginia Governor’s Cup has been a stringent competition for 35 years.   We are truly blessed here in the Shenandoah ValleyTwelve of the 20 Gold Medalists selected are wineries within 30 miles of our inn!  Of the 23 Gold Medal Wines, 17 are within an hour radius of our inn!  That’s some good wine!   Here are the winning wines nearest us:   Barboursville Vineyards’ 2013 Paxxito Barboursville Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery’s 2014 Union CrossKeys Vineyards’ 2015 Cabernet Franc Horton Vineyards’ 2015 Viognier Ingleside Vineyards’ 2014 Petit Verdot Jefferson Vineyards’ 2012 Meritage Jefferson Vineyards’ 2014 Petit Verdot King Family Vineyards’ 2014 Petit Verdot King Family Vineyards’ 2014 Loreley King Family Vineyards’ Brut Michael Shaps Wineworks’ 2014 Cabernet Franc Michael Shaps Wineworks’ 2014 Meritage Pollak Vineyards’ 2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve Valley Road Vineyards’ 2014 Petit Verdot Veritas Winery’s 2014 Petit Verdot Paul Shaffer 6th Edition Veritas Winery’s 2014 Petit Manseng   Amongst the Silver Medalists were the following area establishments: Barren Ridge Vineyards, Castle Hill Cider, Delfosse Vineyards and Winery, First Colony Winery, Flying Fox Vineyard, Glass House Winery, Keswick Vineyards, Lovingston Winery, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyard, Thistle Gate Vineyard, Trump Winery, and White Hall Vineyards.   Congratulations to all the winning wineries! Who do you think is best?  Come stay with us and explore all the winners and runners-up!