Friday, August 10, 2012

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competiton 2012 Results



The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) has conducted a wine competition for many years. As the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA) the wine competition centered in the early years on wines from the State of Virginia. The organization realizing that good and sometimes great wines were being made outside of Virginia decided to change the focus of its wine competition to encompass the wines from the states on the Atlantic seaboard starting in 2005 and subsequently changed its name to reflect the more regional approach the organization was adopting. The goal of the Association is to make the public aware that the eastern seaboard is a quality wine producing region.




The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association has completed its 8th annual wine competition in Haymarket, VA at The Regency at Dominion Valley Country and Golf Club. The competition covers the 17 states from Maine to Florida that border the Atlantic including Vermont, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The number of wineries in this year’s competition was 96. The number of wines were 495. Wineries from ten states on the Atlantic seaboard were represented in the competition: VT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, VA, NC, GA, MD, and NH..

The Association holds an award ceremony on Capitol Hill each year after the completion of the competition under the auspices of the Congressional Wine Caucus. For additional information about the Capitol Hill events see the Press Releases and photographs see WINE CAUCUS.

Winners from the competition are normally presented at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, CA each year at the regional wine tasting held in the convention center

The BEST OF SHOW this year was Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Noirs. The first time a sparkling wine has won the Best of Show. The competition issued 42 gold medals, 111 silver medals and 180 Bronze medals. The total medals award were 67% of the entrants.

A panel of 18 judges from NY, RI, PA, NJ, MD, VA, NC and MO judged the wines.


Best of SHOW
2006 Blanc de Noirs by Chateau Frank, NY
Best of Category
Blush/Rose Hybrid/NA
2011 Dry Rose' by Chateau Morrisette, VA
Bordeaux-Style Red Blends
2010 Reserve BDX by Heritage Vineyards, NJ
Cabernet Franc
2010 Cabernet Franc by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon by Sunset Hills Vineyards, VA
Chambourcin
NV Chambourcin by Bordeleau Winery, MD
Chardonnay
2011 Chardonnay by Jefferson Vineyards, VA
Fortified Wines
2009 Vintage Port by Alba Vineyard, NJ
Gewurztraminer
2010 Gewurztraminer by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, NY
Merlot
2010 Merlot by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
Norton
2009 Thirteenth Colony Cynthiana by Frogtown Cellars, GA
Other Red Vinifera Blends
NV Applause, First Standing Ovation by Frogtown Cellars, GA
Other Red Vinifera Varietals
2010 Tannat by Horton Cellars Winery, VA
Other White Hybrid/NA Varietal
2011 Diamond by Candia Vineyards, NH
Other White Vinifera Varietals
2011 Petit Manseng by Paradise Springs Winery, VA
Petit Verdot
2010 Petit Verdot by Cross Keys Vineyards & Estate, VA
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
2010 Pinot Gris by Dr. Konstantin Frank, NY
Pinot Noir
2010 Pinot Noir by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
Red Interspecific Blends
2010 Prestige by Knob Hall Winery, MD
Riesling
2011 Semi-Dry Riesling by Belhurst Estate Winery, NY
Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Sauvignon Blanc by Veritas Winery, VA
Sparkling Vinifera Wines
2006 Blanc de Noirs by Chateau Frank, NY
Sweet Blush (RS > 4 %)
NV Monkton Moon Delight by Basignani Winery, MD
Sweet White Hybrid/NA (RS > 4 % )
NV Tears of Gettysburg by Adams County Winery, PA
Syrah/Shiraz
2010 Syrah by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
Vinifera Blush/Rose Wines
2010 Pinot Noir Blanc by Chateau Lafayette Reneau, NY
Traminette
2010 Traminette by Williamsburg Winery, Ltd. VA
Viognier
2011 Viognier by Pollak Vineyards, VA
White Interspecific Blends
2011 White Oak by Knob Hall Winery, MD

Gold Medal Winners
2011 Chardonnay by 21 Brix Winery, NY
NV Tears of Gettysburg by Adams County Winery, PA
NV Old Mill Red by Alba Vineyard, NJ
2009 Vintage Port by Alba Vineyard, NJ
NV Monkton Moon Delight by Basignani Winery, MD
2011 Semi-Dry Riesling by Belhurst Estate Winery, NY
NV Chambourcin by Bordeleau Winery, MD
2011 Diamond by Candia Vineyards, NH
2006 Blanc de Noirs by Chateau Frank, NY
2010 Pinot Noir Blanc by Chateau Lafayette Reneau, NY
2011 Dry Rose' by Chateau Morrisette, VA
2010 Norton Reserve by Cooper Vineyards, VA
2010 Petit Verdot by Cross Keys Vineyards & Estate, VA
2011 Semi-Dry Riesling by Dr. Konstantin Frank, NY
2010 Cabernet Franc by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
2010 Merlot by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
2010 Pinot Noir by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
2010 Syrah by Elk Run Vineyards, MD
2009 Petit Verdot by Flying Fox Vineyard, VA
2009 Cabernet Franc by Fox Meadow Winery, VA
2009 Thirteenth Colony Cynthiana by Frogtown Cellars, GA
2010 Dry Riesling by Fulkerson Winery, NY
2010 Reserve BDX by Heritage Vineyards, NJ
2007 Rosso della Valle by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, NJ
2010 Tannat by Horton Cellars Winery, VA
2011 Chardonnay by Jefferson Vineyards, VA
2009 Meritage by Jefferson Vineyards, VA
2010 Prestige by Knob Hall Winery, MD
2011 White Oak by Knob Hall Winery, MD
2011 Moscatel by Morais Vineyards & Winery, VA
2010 Petit Verdot by North Gate Vineyard, VA
2009 Meritage by Pollak Vineyards, VA
2011 Viognier by Pollak Vineyards, VA
2010 Autumn Frost by Port of Leonardtown Winery, MD
2010 Chambourcin by Port of Leonardtown Winery, MD
2010 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay by Sharrott Winery, NJ
2010 Cabernet Franc by Sharrott Winery, NJ
2010 Comus by Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, MD
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon by Sunset Hills Vineyards, VA
2011 Sauvignon Blanc by Veritas Winery, VA
2010 Petit Verdot by White Hall Vineyards, VA
2010 Blanc de Syrah Brut by Wolf Mountain Vineyards, GA