Twenty Virginia wines representing 12 wineries garnered gold medals and 14 wines representing 11 wineries won silver medals June 12 in the 24th State Fair of Virginia Commercial Wine Competition.
Entries from Ingleside Plantation Vineyards in Westmoreland County captured the most gold medals with five and wines from Horton Vineyards in Orange County won three, reported vice president of communications Greg Hicks.
The competition drew nearly 110 entries from more than 20 Virginia wineries and meaderies statewide. A panel of wine retailers, writers, collectors, restaurateurs and other industry professionals sampled and critiqued entries at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. There were two medal categories and three label categories.
The State Fair wine competition promotes and showcases a vibrant and important element of Virginia agriculture and benefits the fair’s scholarship program, which offers $70,000 in annual scholarships.
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