Saturday, June 06, 2009

Alba Winery of the Year; Hopewell Valley Wins Governor's Cup 2009 New Jersey Wine Awards




The New Jersey Wine Competition has named Alba Vineyard in Milford 2009 Winery of the Year for the second consecutive year. This was the largest competition in the history of New Jersey, with 313 wines from 27 wineries. Alba had the largest margin of victory in the history of the competition, with a total of 15 medals including six Gold, seven Silver and two Bronze.

Alba’s 2007 Estate Barrel Reserve Chardonnay received the Best Vinifera designation. Alba was previously named New Jersey Winery of the Year in 2006 and 2008.


Hopewell Valley
2006 Chambourcin: Governor's Cup for Grape, Best Hybrid, Best Estate Wine, Gold Medal
2007 Spumante Secco: Best Sparkling Wine
Silver Medals: 2007 Spumante Secco, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Rosso della Valle, 2005 Basia, 2007 Spumante
Bronze Medals: 2006 Merlot, 2005 Sangiovese, 2007 Stony Brook Blush, 2007 Barbera, 2007 Dolce Vita, 2005 Chardonnay, 2008 White Merlot, 2007 Vidal Blanc

Auburn Road
Classico 2007 - Gold Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Merlot Reserve 2007 - Silver Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Sole 2007 - Silver Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Chardonnay Reserve 2008 - Silver Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
The White Bottle 2008 - Silver Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Pinot Grigio 2008 - Silver Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Rosalita 2008- Bronze Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition
Rustica 2007 - Bronze Medal - New Jersey Wine Competition

Ventimiglia Vineyard 2007 Chambourcin: Gold Medal Winner Ventimiglia Vineyard 2007 Vidal: Bronze Medal Winner