Loudoun Wine Association Awards 14 Gold Medals for 2019

Nine Loudoun wineries have taken home 14 gold medals in the fifth annual Loudoun Wine Awards competition, with 50 West Vineyards, 868 Estate Vineyards, Bluemont Vineyards, Doukenie Winery and October One Vineyards winning two apiece. 

            Fabbioli Cellars, Greenhill Winery, Maggie Malick Wine Caves and Zephaniah Vineyards also were awarded gold medals in this year’s competition, which is organized by the Loudoun Wineries Association. More than 80 wines were entered, and all were made entirely with Virginia grapes, with 75 percent required to be from Loudoun.

            In addition to the 14 gold winners, another 57 Loudoun wines were awarded silver medals. (See list of winners below)

            “Every year we see the wines of Loudoun County continue to rise in quality and compete on a world- class stage,” said Aimee Henkle, chairwoman of the Loudoun Wineries Association and co-owner of The Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creek. “The Loudoun Wine Awards program is an integral part of the Loudoun Wineries Association’s efforts to continually elevate and celebrate our industry.” 

            Judges for this year’s competition were:

            Interested in sampling this year’s award-winning wine? You can taste them at a Grand Tasting reception taking place at the Loudoun Wine Awards Dinner on Friday Oct. 25 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. 

            During the ceremony, more awards will be announced: Chairman’s Award (best-in-show), best-in-class by varietal category, Winemaker of the Year, Winegrower of the Year, and Wine Ambassador of the Year. 

            Tickets for the dinner are $89 per person and include the grand tasting reception, the awards ceremony and dinner. Register at 2019wineawards.eventbrite.com 

2019 LOUDOUN WINE AWARDS

Gold Medals

50 West Vineyards 2017 Chambourcin 

50 West Vineyards 2018 Albariño 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Altezza 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Vidal Blanc Passito 

Bluemont Vineyards 2018 Viognier 

Bluemont Vineyards 2016 Ascent

Doukenie Winery 2017 Chardonnay (Governor’s Cup silver)

Doukenie Winery 2015 Dionysis (Governor’s Cup silver)

Fabbioli Cellars 2015 Tannat (Governor’s Cup gold)

Greenhill Winery 2017 Chardonnay 

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2016 Mourvèdre 

October One Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc 

October One Vineyards 2018 Viognier 

Zephaniah Vineyards 2018 Possibilities Sparkling 

Silver Medals

50 West Vineyards 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Chardonnel 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Meritage 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Merlot 

868 Estate Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot 

Bluemont Vineyards 2018 Merle Rose 

Bluemont Vineyards 2016 Petit Verdot 

Bozzo Family 2018 Alma 

Bozzo Family 2017 2nd Act Red Blend (Governor’s Cup silver)

Cana Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay 

Cana Vineyards 2017 Unite Reserve  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Cana Vineyards 2018 Albariño  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Cana Vineyards 2018 Petit Manseng  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Doukenie Winery 2016 Merlot  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Doukenie Winery 2018 Viognier 

Doukenie Winery 2016 Zeus  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Doukenie Winery 2018 Rosé 

Doukenie Winery 2017 Sauvignon Blanc  (Governor’s Cup silver)

Doukenie Winery 2016 Vintner’s Reserve  (Governor’s Cup gold)

Fabbioli Cellars 2017 Sangiovese (Governor’s Cup silver)

Fabbioli Cellars 2018 Chardonnay 

Fabbioli Cellars 2017 Chambourcin 

Hillsborough Vineyards 2015 Ruby 

Hillsborough Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 

Hillsborough Vineyards 2016 Petit Verdot 

Hillsborough Vineyards 2016 Onyx 

Hillsborough Vineyards 2016 Opal  (Governor’s Cup bronze)

Lost Creek Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc (Governor’s Cup silver)

Lost Creek Winery 2016 Genesis (Governor’s Cup silver)

Lost Creek Winery 2016 Trinity (Governor’s Cup silver)

Lost Creek Winery 2016 Provenance (Governor’s Cup silver)

Lost Creek Winery 2016 Echelon 

Lost Creek Winery 2017 Chardonnay (Governor’s Cup bronze)

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2016 Kaleidoscope 

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2016 Petit Verdot 

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2016 Tannat 

Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2016 Tannat-Viognier 

October One Vineyards 2016 Merlot 

October One Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc Rosé 

Sunset Hills Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc 

Walsh Family Wines 2017 Russ Mountain Merlot 

Walsh Family Wines 2017 Viognier 

Walsh Family Wines 2017 Staggerwing Tannat 

Willowcroft Vineyards 2018 Harmony 

Willowcroft Vineyards 2017 Assemblage 

Willowcroft Vineyards 2018 Rosé of Sharon 

Willowcroft Vineyards 2017 Merlot 

Wine Reserve at Waterford 2017 The Leap Cabernet Franc 

Zephaniah Vineyards 2017 Steamship White 

Zephaniah Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc (Governor’s Cup bronze)

Zephaniah Vineyards 2017 Friendship 

Zephaniah Vineyards 2017 Rose 

Zephaniah Vineyards 2014 Three Captains Farm Blend (Governor’s Cup bronze)

Zephaniah Vineyards 2016 Merlot (Governor’s Cup silver)

Zephaniah Vineyards 2017 Adeline (Governor’s Cup silver)

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