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The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the East Coast. Established in 1973 as the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), it was an early supporter of planting world-class Vinifera wine grapes, the production of quality commercial wines, and the building of a wine industry along the Eastern seaboard.
We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of East Coast wines, wineries and winemakers.

Congressional Wine Caucus 2014:

The Congressional Wine Caucus was formed in 1999 with the goal of emphasizing to Congressional members the importance of the wine industry in their respective districts and to allow the public a focus for industrial needs and requirements. There are currently over 215 members from both House and Senate who belong to the Congressional Wine Caucus. The original founders of the Wine Caucus were George Radanovich (R) from the 19th Congressional District in California and Mike Thompson (D) from the 1st Congressional District in California. Mike Thompson remains the democratic co-chairman of the caucus. With the retirement of George Radanovich, the Republican Co-Chairman of the Caucus is now Dan Lungren from the 3rd Congressional District in California. The Congressional Wine Caucus has been supportive of the efforts of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association to promote the east coast as a quality wine producing area which is in line with the charter of the Caucus. Representative Mike Thompson has sponsored in the past the Association’s annual award ceremony on Capitol Hill to permit attending award winning wineries to received the competition’s Best of Show Trophy and the competition’s Best of Category certificates from their respective Congressman. The award ceremony is held after the July competition usually in the Fall timeframe. This year (2014) it was sponsored by

This year the award ceremony for the winners of the 10th annual competition was held on the 19th of November in room 1300, the House Agricultural Committee room in the Longworth House Office Building. Over 200 Congressmen, Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Assistants, staffers and winery representatives attended the event. In addition, members of the cadre from the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine poured

At this event, the Tiffany Sterling Silver Trophy is awarded to the BEST of SHOW winery and the recipient has their name engraved on it and is allowed to keep it for one year.

 

See photo gallery for pictures of this year’s event

2014 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 1
Entrant Wine Description Vintage Alcohol Content Retail Value Grapes Special Award Award
Altillo Vineyards Shiraz NV 13.00% $20.00 100% Shiraz BOC Gold
AmRhein Wine Cellars Petit Verdot 2012 12.50% $25.00 100% Petit Verdot Silver
Bluestone Vineyard Meritage 2010 14.50% $29.50 34% Cab.Sauvignon, 33% Cab.Franc, 33% Merlot Gold
Chateau Elan Ltd. Muscadry 2013 12.50% $15.95 100% Carlos (Muscadine) Gold
Chateau Frank Brut 2007 12.00% $24.99 49% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Meunier Gold
Chateau LaFayette Reneau Dry Riesling 2012 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling BOC Gold
Coyote Moon Winery Fire Boat Red 2013 11.80% $10.95 100% Concord BOC Gold
Democracy Vineyards Republic 2013 14.00% $16.00 100% Petit Manseng BOC Gold
Democracy Vineyards Dawn's Light 2012 12.50% $16.00 100% Merlot BOC Gold
Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Gris 2012 12.00% $14.99 100% Pinot Gris Silver
Dr. Konstantin Frank Chardonnay - Barrel Fermented 2012 12.00% $14.99 100% Chardonnay Silver
Earle Estate Meadery Wart Hog Hard Apple Cider NV 5.50% $9.99 100% Cider Gold
Four Sisters Winery Chambourcin 2013 11.00% $14.00 100% Chambourcin Silver
Granite Heights Winery humility 2010 15.00% $24.00 60% Cab.Sauvignon, 35% Cab.Franc, 5% P.Verdot Gold
Granite Heights Winery Ashby NV 18.00% $21.99 100% Touriga Silver
Lakewood Vineyards, Inc. Vignoles 2013 11.70% $9.99 100% Vignoles Gold
Paradise Springs Winery Meritage 2012 14.50% $42.00 38% Petit Verdot, 25% Cab. Sauvignon, 22% Cab.Franc, 8% Merlot, 7% Malbec Gold
Penns Woods Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 13.50% $35.00 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Presque Isle Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc 2012 12.00% $34.99 84.7% Cabernet Franc, 15.3% Merlot Gold
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Evoe 2011 13.40% $38.95 62% Merlot, 20% P.Verdot, 9% Malbec, 8% Cab.Sauvignon, 1% Cab.Franc Silver
The Winery at Bull Run Petit Verdot 2012 13.00% $32.00 100% Petit Verdot Gold
Trump Winery. Sauvignon Blanc 2013 12.50% $16.00 100% Sauvignon Blanc BOC Gold
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Riesling 2013 12.00% $16.95 100% Riesling Gold
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Awosting White NV 12.00% $14.95 70% Seyval Blanc, 30% Vignoles Silver
           
Chateau Frank Blanc de Noirs 2008 12.00% $29.99 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier BOS/BOC Gold
           
           
           
           
2014 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 2
Entrant Wine Description Vintage Alcohol Content Retail Value Grapes Special Award Award
Alba Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 13.50% $23.99 100% Pinot Noir BOC Gold
Allegheny Cellars Winery Wildcat White NV 11.10% $9.67 100% Niagara Gold
Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve 2013 13.00% $22.99 100% Vermentino Gold
Coyote Moon Winery Twisted Sister 2013 12.00% $15.80 100% Frontenac Silver
Early Mountain Vineyards Eluvium 2012 12.50% $32.00 50% Merlot, 32% Cab.Sauv., 18% Cab.Franc Gold
Fox Meadow Winery Merlot 2012 12.50% $28.00 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc BOC Gold
Frogtown Cellars Kritzer Family Reserve Tannat 2010 13.80% $48.99 100% Tannat Silver
Fulkerson Winery William Vigne Juicy Sweet Riesling 2013 9.00% $13.99 100% Riesling Gold
Heritage Vineyards Estate Reserve BDX 2012 13.00% $70.00 61% Merlot, 22% Cab.Sauv., 7% Cab.Franc, 6% P.Verdot, 4% Malbec Gold
Heritage Vineyards Limited Rose' 2013 13.50% $18.00 100% Cabernet Franc Silver
Jefferson Vineyards Meritage 2012 13.50% $29.95 47% Petit Verdot, 28% Merlot, 16% Cab.Franc, 9% Cab.Sauvignon Silver
Knapp Vineyards Winery & Restaurant Gewurztraminer - Semi-Dry 2013 12.50% $14.95 100% Gewurztraminer BOC Gold
Lake Anna Winery Seyval Blanc 2013 12.50% $15.00 100% Seyval Blanc Gold
Martha Clara Vineyards Northville 2010 12.50% $27.99 78% Merlot, 8% Cab.Franc, 6% P.Verdot, 5% Cab.Sauv., 3% Merlot BOC Gold
Morais Vineyards & Winery Cherry 2013 18.00% $30.00 100% Morello Cherry BOC Gold
Nassau Valley Vineyards Naked Chardonnay 2012 12.79% $16.00 100% Chardonnay Silver
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. Cabernet Franc 2010 13.00% $18.00 83% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot BOC Gold
Port of Leonardtown Winery 1634 Chardonnay (Barrel Fermented) NV 13.00% $22.99 80% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier Silver
Romano Winery & Vineyard Chambourcin 2012 13.50% $16.00 100% Chambourcin Silver
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC Harvest Widow's Revenge 2013 12.00% $15.00 54% Marquette, 35% St.Croix, 5% Prairie Star, 3% Sabrevois, 2% Louise Swenson, 1% Riesling BOC Gold
Slack Winery White Shoals 2009 11.50% $37.99 100% Chardonel Gold
The Winery at Bull Run Chardonnay 2012 12.90% $29.00 100% Chardonnay BOC Gold
Thirsty Owl Wine Co. Riesling 2013 11.00% $14.95 100% R iesling Gold
Trump Winery. Viognier 2013 12.50% $24.00 100% Viognier Gold
               
Chateau Frank Blanc de Noirs 2008 12.00% $29.99 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier BOS/BOC Gold
               
               
               
2014 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 3
Entrant Wine Description Vintage Alcohol Content Retail Value Grapes Special Award Award
Alba Vineyard Chambourcin 2011 12.00% $16.99 100% Chambourcin Gold
Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2013 13.00% $21.99 100% Viognier Gold
Belhurst Estate Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2013 11.50% $18.95 100% Riesling Gold
Boordy Vineyards Eisling - Sweet Vidal Reserve 2013 12.00% $19.95 100% Vidal Blanc BOC Gold
Cape May Winery Cape May White NV 12.00% $17.00 100% Vidal Blanc Gold
Chateau LaFayette Reneau Seyval-Chardonnay NV 11.50% $9.99 74% Seyval Blanc, 26% Chardonnay BOC Gold
Chateau LaFayette Reneau Dry Riesling 2013 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling Gold
Delaplane Cellars Williams Gap 2012   $49.00 41% Cab.Franc, 35% Cab.Sauv., 18% Merlot, 6% P.Verdot Gold
Horton Cellars Winery Pinotage 2012 13.70% $20.00 100% Pinotage BOC Gold
Narmada Winery Merlot 2011 12.10% $35.00 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc Gold
Nassau Valley Vineyards Laurel's Red 2012 12.48% $18.00 100% Chambourcin Silver
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 13.00% $35.00 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot Gold
Penns Woods Winery Bancroft Riesling 2013 11.50% $19.00 100% Riesling Gold
Port of Leonardtown Winery Chambourcin Reserve 2010 13.30% $25.99 80% Chambourcin, 10% Cab.Franc, 10% Merlot Silver
Presque Isle Wine Cellars Falling Waters 2013 12.00% $15.99 60% Valvin 13, 40% Bacchus BOC Gold
Presque Isle Wine Cellars Pinot Gris 2012 11.30% $17.99 100% Pinot Gris Silver
Rosemont of Virginia Rose' 2013 13.00% $16.95 100% Chambourcin Silver
Sharrott Winery Pinot Grigio NV 12.00% $15.99 100% Pinot Grigio BOC Gold
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC La Crescent 2013 11.80% $17.00 100% La Crescent BOC Gold
Stinson Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2012 12.80% $22.99 80% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot Gold
Sunset Hills Vineyards Sunset White 2013 12.00% $22.00 50% Traminette, 50% Vidal Blanc BOC Silver
Trump Winery. New World Reserve 2012 13.00% $28.00 42% Merlot, 33% Cab.Franc, 15% Cab.Sauv., 10% P.Verdot Silver
Waltz Vineyards Fusion 2013 13.50% $20.00 50% Semillon. 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Chardonnay BOC Silver
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Table Rock Red 2013 12.00% $13.95 65% Noiret, 20% DeChaunac, 15% Gamay Noir Gold
               
Chateau Frank Blanc de Noirs 2008 12.00% $29.99 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier BOS/BOC Gold
               
               
               
               
2014 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 4
Entrant Wine Description Vintage Alcohol Content Retail Value Grapes Special Award Award
868 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2013 12.60% $26.00 75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot Gold
Allegheny Cellars Winery Fawnd Memories NV 11.30% $9.67 86% Cayuga, 14% Concord Silver
Altillo Vineyards Merlot 2010 13.00% $20.00 100% Merlot Gold
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon 2010 14.30% $54.99 60% Merlot, 20% Cab.Franc, 15% Cab.Sauvignon, 5% P.Verdot Gold
Bluestone Vineyard Blue Ice 2012 13.10% $25.50 100% Traminette Gold
Bordeleau Winery Chambourcin  Lot 5 NV 13.50% $18.00 100% Chambourcin BOC Gold
Cape May Winery Pinot Grigio 2013 12.60% $20.00 100% Pinot Grigio Silver
Chateau Frank Celebre Rose' NV 12.00% $20.99 100% Pinot Meunier Gold
Chateau LaFayette Reneau Semi-Dry Riesling 2013 11.50% $14.99 100% Riesling Silver
Coyote Moon Winery Island Mama 2013 13.20% $17.95 65% La Crescent, 17.5% Briana, 17.5% Frontenac Gris Silver
Cross Keys Vineyards & Estate Joy White 2013 13.00% $17.50 100% Vidal Blanc BOC Gold
Desert Rose Ranch & Winery Fiery Run 2012 13.30% $28.00 100% Cabernet Franc Gold
Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewurztraminer 2013 13.00% $14.99 100% Gewurztraminer Gold
Earle Estate Meadery Wart Hog, Porky's Pleasure, Hard Cherry Cider NV 5.50% $9.99 90% Cider, 10% Cherry Gold
Flying Fox Vineyard Viognier 2013 13.00% $18.00 100% Viognier Gold
Harvest Moon Cidery at Critz Farm Glinda's Gold 2013 6.25% $9.25 100% Apples Silver
Hopewell Valley Vineyards Chambourcin 2010 12.80% $17.95 100% Chambourcin Silver
Newport Vineyards Pinot Gris 2013 12.00% $18.99 100% Pinot Gris Gold
Paradise Springs Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 13.90% $32.00 100% Cabernet Sauvignon BOC Gold
Sharrott Winery Tango 2011 12.00% $18.99 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot Silver
Sharrott Winery Chambourcin 2012 13.00% $24.99 100% Chambourcin Silver
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC Louise Swenson 2013 12.00% $15.00 100% Louise Swenson Gold
Thirsty Owl Wine Co. Dry Riesling 2013 11.20% $14.95 100% Riesling Gold
Veritas Winery Vintner's Reserve (VR) 2012 13.00% $30.00 40% P.Verdot, 40% Cab.Franc, 15% Merlot, 5% Malbec Silver
           
Chateau Frank Blanc de Noirs 2008 12.00% $29.99 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier BOS/BOC Gold

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg


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