Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Rappahannock Cellars 5th Anniversary Celebration! And 5 New Medals!

RAPPAHANNOCK CELLARS SHINES AT FIVE PRESTIGEOUS WINE COMPETITIONS:

VIRGINIA GOVERNORS CUP, INTERNATIONAL EASTERN WINE COMPETITION, RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR WINE COMPETITION, DALLAS MORNING NEWS WINE COMPETITION, AND THE FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

HUNTLY, VA - Rappahannock Cellars (Rappahannock) was awarded a total of five gold, eight silver and four bronze medals at these prestigious wine competitions. The 2006 Annual International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC), the 2006 Riverside County Fair Wine Competition, the 2006 Virginia State Governors Cup Competition, and the 2006 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Rappahannock's 2005 Reserve Viognier grabbed 4 gold medals, along with a gold medal for their 2005 Noblesse Blanc. Silver medals were awarded to the 2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc, the 2004 Meritage, 2004 "Wild Ferment" Chardonnay, and the 2005 Viognier. Bronze medal winners were the 2005 Seyval Blanc, and the 2004 Viognier Reserve.

The IEWC is one of the oldest and largest wine competitions east of the Rockies and features wines from around the world. The Riverside County fair is an international wine competition held in California; while the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition is a prestigious competition held in Dallas, Texas. The annual Virginia Governors Cup Competition is restricted to Virginia wines; and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is held in New York and hails wines from around the world.

"Needless to say we are very pleased with these awards, as they are a sign of our increased commitment to building Rappahannock Cellars as not only a leader in Virginia wine, but also as a top tier producer of world class wines" remarked Rappahannock's owner John Delmare.

Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, John Delmare moved his family's winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia.

Congrats to Rappahannock!

ALSO:

Rappahannock Cellars will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary on July 29th & 30th with a New Release Weekend. They will be celebrating the official release of their 2005 Claret and 2005 Chardonnay, and the weekend will also feature live music.

Dominique and I like Rappahannock very much....but we won''t be able to go down. But if you're around you should go and check it out.

Live Music
July 29th from 2 until 5 p.m.
Danny Schneible
Singing forgotten songs. Acoustic Guitar and Vocals. Folk, Oldies, Easy-Listening
http://www.fossilmusic.com


July 30th from 1 until 4 p.m.
Marie Miller
Marie's recently released CD is receiving great reviews and getting airplay on both traditional and internet radio stations around the country." Come hear for yourself the voice that

Nashville-based, multi-platinum producer, Mark Heimermann refers to "as one of the best he's heard in his twenty plus years of producing singers."
http://www.magdalenspring.com

For information or directions, call 540-635-9398, or visit the website: www.rappahannockcellars.com