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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 2015:

October 22, 2015

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 22nd of October in Gold Room, the Rayburn 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

2015 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 1
Entrant Category Entry ID Flight # Wine Description Appellation Estate-Vineyard Vintage RS Alcohol Content Retail Value Grape Ratios Special Award Award
21 Brix Winery 400 263 3-22 Champella Lake Erie   NV 5.00 12.00% $18.60 100% Valvin Muscat BOC Silver
Alba Vineyard 150 78 4-25 Dry Riesling New Jersey Alba Estate Vieyard 2014 0.60 11.50% $16.99 100% Riesling Gold
Altillo Vineyards 330 134 1-4 Cabernet Franc Virginia Altillo Vineyards NV 0.25 13.00% $18.00 100% Cabernet Franc Gold
Barboursville Vineyards 160 383 2-24 Viognier Reserve Virginia   2014 0.20 13.00% $21.99 100% Viognier Gold
Bluestone Vineyard 600 255 4-10 The Steep Face Shenandoah Valley Bluestone Vineyard 2013 0.20 13.00% $21.50 100% Chambourcin BOC Gold
Chateau Elan Ltd. 500 287 1-1 Muscadry Pink Georgia   2014 2.50 12.50% $15.95 100% Noble BOC Silver
Chateau Frank 100 474 2-22 Brut Finger Lakes   2008 0.90 12.00% $24.99 60% Chard., 35% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier Silver
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 150 326 2-25 Riesling Dry Finger Lakes   2014 1.00 12.50% $14.99 100% Riesling Gold
Crow Vineyards & Winery 360 419 4-8 Reserve Red Blend American   2012 0.00 13.10% $28.00 86% Barbera, 14% Merlot Silver
Desert Rose Ranch & Winery 130 288 4-23 Hitch Hollow Chardonnay Virginia Desert Rose Vineyard 2014 0.75 14.00% $24.00 100% Chardonnay Gold
Elk Run Vineyards 330 107 4-4 Cabernet Franc Linganore Cold Friday Vineyard 2013 0.00 13.00% $26.61 75% Cab. Franc, 20% Merlot, 5% P. Verdot Silver
Fabbioli Cellars 130 151 4-23 Chardonnay Virginia Devilsbliss Vineyard 2014 0.00 13.00% $22.00 100% Chardonnay Silver
Four Quarters Meadery 760 116 1-12 Bed of Roses Pennsylvania Mobilia Fruit Farms NV 13.00 15.00% $15.00 71% Niagara, 23% Orange Blossom Honey, 5% Tea, 1% Raisin Silver
Heritage Vineyards 130 17 1-23 Chard., Barrel Ferm'd Outer Coastal Plain Heritage Vineyards 2013 0.00 12.50% $35.00 100% Dijon Clone Chardonnay Silver
Ingleside Plantation Vyds 190 222 4-27 Albarino Virginia   2014 0.00 13.80% $24.95 100% Albarino Gold
Martha Clara Vineyards 120 454 4-22 Sauvignon Blanc North Fork of Long Island Martha Clara Vineyards 2014 0.10 12.50% $22.00 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon BOC Gold
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. 310 445 4-2 Merlot North Fork of Long Island Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2010 0.00 13.00% $17.95 76% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon BOC Gold
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. 350 447 2-7 Flight Meritage North Fork of Long Island Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2010 0.00 13.00% $26.95 51% Merlot, 29% Cab.Sauvignon, 12% Cab.Franc, 8% Petit Verdot Gold
Romano Winery & Vineyard 600 282 4-10 Chambourcin Maryland Romano Vineyard 2013 0.20 12.80% $16.00 100% Chambourcin Gold
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC 810 254 4-13 Duet - Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Vermont Shelbourne & Meach Cove Vineyards 2013 20.00 11.50% $22.00 84% Vidal Blanc, 16% Arctic Riesling BOC Gold
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC 150 253 4-26 Riesling New York   2013 1.00 12.10% $15.00 100% Riesling Silver
Stone Mountain Vineyards 310 119 3-3 Merlot Reserve Monticello Stone Mountain Vineyards 2010 0.00 12.50% $30.00 100% Merlot Silver
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 350 364 1-7 Circe Maryland Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 2013 0.00 13.10% $23.95 39% Malbec, 35% Petit Verdot, 19% Cab.Franc, 7% Merlot Silver
Veritas Winery 350 157 4-6 VR - Vintner's Reserve Monticello Veritas Vineyards 2013 0.00 12.50% $30.00 54% Merlot, 21% Cab.Franc, 16% P.Verdot, 9% Malbec Gold
Dr. Konstantin Frank 150 483 1-25 Semi-dry Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 2.00 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling BOS/BOC Gold
                       
2015 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 2
Entrant Category Entry ID Flight # Wine Description Appellation Estate-Vineyard Vintage RS Alcohol Content Retail Value Grape Ratios Special Award Award
Alba Vineyard 600 80 4-10 Chambourcin New Jersey Alba Estate Vineyard 2012 0.00 12.50% $16.99 100% Chambourcin Gold
Anyela's Vineyards 150 339 2-26 Riesling Finger Lakes Anyela's Vineyard 2013 3.52 11.00% $15.95 100% Riesling Gold
Chateau Frank 100 471 2-22 Blanc de Blancs Finger Lakes   2009 0.90 12.00% $29.99 100% Chardonnay BOC Gold
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 150 335 1-25 Riesling Semi-Dry Finger Lakes   2014 2.80 11.50% $14.99 100% Riesling Silver
Cooper Vineyards 130 501 2-23 Chardonnay (Estate) Virginia Cooper Vineyards 2014 0.02 13.00% $20.00 100% Chardonnay (unoaked) Silver
Coyote Moon Winery 830 312 4-14 River Run New York Coyote Moon Vineyards 2013 6.50 11.90% $15.80 41% Catawba, 27% Isabella, 16% Niagara, 6% Cayuga White, 5% Diamond, 5% Muscat Silver
Delaplane Cellars 350 432 4-6 Duet Virginia   2013 0.00 13.00% $37.50 45% Merl., 33% C.Franc, 11% C.Sauv. 11% P.Ver. Silver
Dr. Konstantin Frank 150 479 2-26 Riesling Reserve Finger Lakes   2013 4.00 12.00% $24.99 100% Riesling Gold
Fabbioli Cellars 330 147 4-4 Cab. Franc Reserve Virginia Bella Luna Vineyard 2012 0.00 12.50% $35.00 90% Cab. Franc, 5% Cab. Sauv., 5% Tannat Silver
Glenora Wine Cellars 100 192 2-22 Brut MC Finger Lakes   2006 1.20 12.00% $29.99 68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay Silver
Harvest Ridge Winery 350 70 1-7 Meritage Delaware Harvest Ridge Vineyard 2013 0.00 13.00% $35.00 45% Merlot, 35% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Martha Clara Vineyards 170 458 1-21 Pinot Grigio North Fork of Long Island Martha Clara Vineyards 2014 0.20 12.50% $22.00 100% Pinot Grigio Gold
Martha Clara Vineyards 130 464 2-23 Chardonnay New York   2013 0.00 12.00% $20.00 100% Chardonnay Gold
Morais Vineyards & Winery 310 394 1-3 Merlot Virginia   2014 0.10 13.00% $23.00 100% Merlot Silver
Natali Vineyard, LLC 190 469 1-27 Trebbiano Cape May County Natali Vineyards 2014 1.50 11.00% $14.00 100% Trebbiano BOC Gold
Newport Vineyards 170 361 1-21 Pinot Gris Rhode Island Newport Vineyards 2014 0.20 12.00% $20.99 100% Pinot Gris BOC Gold
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. 330 439 3-4 Cabernet Franc North Fork of Long Island Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2012 0.00 13.00% $19.95 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot BOC Gold
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. 350 441 2-7 Flight North Fork of Long Island Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2009 0.00 13.00% $23.95 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Philip Carter Winery of Virginia 200 487 2-1 Rosewell Virginia Philip Carter Vineyard 2014 0.00 13.00% $24.00 100% Merlot BOC Gold
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC 810 254 4-13 Duet - Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Vermont Shelbourne & Meach Cove Vineyards 2013 20.00 11.50% $22.00 84% Vidal Blanc, 16% Arctic Riesling BOC Gold
Stone Mountain Vineyards 335 118 1-6 Petit Verdot Monticello Stone Mountain Vineyards 2010 0.00 12.50% $34.00 100% Petit Verdot Gold
Thirsty Owl Wine Co. 170 160 4-21 Pinot Gris Finger Lakes Thirsty Owl Vineyards 2014 0.10 13.30% $14.95 100% Pinot Gris Gold
Veritas Winery 335 156 1-6 Petit Verdot Monticello Veritas Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.30% $30.00 80% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot BOC Gold
Virginia Mountain Vineyards 350 265 1-8 Trinity Virginia Virginia Mountain Vineyards 2012 0.75 12.50% $22.00 40% Cab. Franc, 32% P. Verdot, 28% Merlot Silver
                       
Dr. Konstantin Frank 150 483 1-25 Semi-dry Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 2.00 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling BOS/BOC Gold
                       
2015 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 3
Entrant Category Entry ID Flight # Wine Description Appellation Estate-Vineyard Vintage RS Alcohol Content Retail Value Grape Ratios Special Award Award
21 Brix Winery 830 262 4-14 Ellatawba Lake Erie   NV 7.00 12.00% $10.99 94% Catawba, 6% Fredonia BOC Gold
Alba Vineyard 130 79 3-24 Estate Res. Chard. New Jersey Alba Estate Vineyard 2013 0.00 12.00% $14.99 100% Dijon Clone Chardonnay BOC Gold
Billsboro Winery 330 112 4-3 Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes Sawmill Creek Vineyard 2013 0.20 13.00% $22.00 100% Cabernet Franc Gold
Chateau Elan Ltd. 810 284 2-13 Duncan Creek Georgia   NV 6.00 12.00% $11.95 100% Carlos Gold
Chateau Frank 100 473 2-22 Celebre Finger Lakes   NV 2.00 12.00% $20.99 100% Riesling Gold
Cooper Vineyards 160 499 2-24 Viognier Virginia   2014 0.02 14.50% $28.00 100% Viognier BOC Gold
Cross Keys Vineyards 350 4 1-7 Meritage Virginia Cross Keys Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.50% $30.00 34% P. Verdot, 33% Cab. Franc, 33% Merlot Silver
Delaplane Cellars 350 429 1-8 Williams Gap Virginia Williams Gap Vineyards 2012 0.00 13.00% $49.00 41% Cab.Franc, 35% Cab.Sauv., 18% Mer., 6% P.Ver. Gold
Fulkerson Winery 800 5 4-12 Riesling Finger Lakes Fulkerson Vineyards 2014 6.00 10.00% $12.99 100% Riesling Silver
Glenora Wine Cellars 150 196 1-25 Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 3.50 11.00% $14.99 100% Riesling Silver
Granite Heights Winery 320 46 2-5 Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia   2010 0.00 14.60% $34.00 100% Cabernet Sauvignon BOC Gold
Ingleside Plantation Vineyards 335 224 1-6 Petit Verdot Virginia   2013 0.00 14.50% $24.95 86% Petit Verdot, 14% Merlot Gold
Knapp Vineyards Winery 200 182 4-1 Dry Rose' of Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes   2014 0.30 11.50% $15.95 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Pinot Noir Silver
Martha Clara Vineyards 130 455 3-24 Chard., Estate Reserve North Fork of Long Island Martha Clara Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.00% $27.00 100% Chardonnay Silver
Martha Clara Vineyards 350 466 4-6 Northville Red North Fork of Long Island Martha Clara Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.50% $27.00 52% Merl., 30% C.S., 13% C.Franc, 5% P.Ver. BOC Gold
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars 150 42 2-25 Nutt Road Riesling Finger Lakes Nutt Road 2013 0.95 12.00% $14.95 100% Riesling Gold
Newport Vineyards 470 362 4-29 Great White Rhode Island Newport Vineyards 2014 2.00 11.00% $11.99 80% Cayuga, 15% Vidal Blanc, 5% Riesling BOC Gold
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd. 320 438 2-5 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon North Fork of Long Island Osprey's Dominion Vineyards 2010 0.00 13.00% $34.95 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot Gold
Rosemont of Virginia 330 241 4-4 Cabernet Franc Virginia Rosemont of Virginia Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.50% $20.95 81% Cab Franc, 12% Cab Sauv., 4% P.Ver., 3% Mer. Gold
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC 400 250 3-22 Celestial Louise Vermont   2014 1.00 12.00% $16.00 77% Louise Swenson, 23% Prairie Star Silver
Shelburne Vineyard, LLC 810 254 4-13 Duet - Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Vermont Shelbourne & Meach Cove Vineyards 2013 20.00 11.50% $22.00 84% Vidal Blanc, 16% Arctic Riesling BOC Gold
Stinson Vineyards 310 104 4-2 Merlot Monticello Stinson Vineyards 2013 0.00 12.50% $23.99 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Sunset Hills Vineyards 350 33 1-8 Mosaic Virginia   2012 0.20 14.00% $50.00 53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc Silver
Whitecliff Vineyard 130 58 3-24 Reserve Chardonnay Hudson Valley   2013 0.00 12.00% $17.95 100% Chardonnay Gold
                       
Dr. Konstantin Frank 150 483 1-25 Semi-dry Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 2.00 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling BOS/BOC Gold
                       
2015 ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION
Table 4
Entrant Category Entry ID Flight # Wine Description Appellation Estate-Vineyard Vintage RS Alcohol Content Retail Value Grape Ratios Special Award Award
Altillo Vineyards 310 135 3-3 Altavista Merlot Virginia Altillo Vineyards 2010 0.24 13.00% $30.00 100% Merlot Silver
Barboursville Vineyards 350 386 4-6 Octagon Virginia   2013 0.00 13.50% $54.99 55% Merlot, 19.5% Cab.Franc, 8.5% Cab.Sauv., 17% Petit Verdot Silver
Bordeleau Winery 320 207 1-5 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 6 Maryland Bordeleau Vineyards NV 0.50 13.70% $18.00 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Bordeleau Winery 310 208 1-3 Merlot Lot 6 Maryland Bordeleau Vineyards NV 0.00 13.90% $18.00 100% Merlot Gold
Bordeleau Winery 600 209 1-10 Chambourcin Lot 6 Maryland Bordeleaua Vineyards NV 0.00 13.00% $18.00 100% Chambourcin Gold
Chateau Frank 100 472 2-22 Blanc de Noirs Finger Lakes   2009 0.90 12.00% $29.99 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier Silver
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 130 327 3-24 Prop.'s Res. Chard. Finger Lakes   2013 0.50 12.50% $19.99 100% Chardonnay Silver
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 200 328 4-1 Pinot Noir Rose' Finger Lakes   2014 0.70 12.00% $16.99 100% Pinot Noir Silver
Chateau LaFayette Reneau 800 331 4-12 Riesling Late Harvest Finger Lakes   2014 6.00 11.50% $14.99 100% Riesling Silver
Chateau O'Brien at Northpoint 870 140 1-14 Apple Wine Virginia   2014 14.00 8.00% $25.00 100% Apples BOC Gold
Coyote Moon Winery 690 311 2-2 Marquette New York Coyote Moon Vineyards 2013 0.75 13.70% $24.95 100% Marquette BOC Gold
Dr. Konstantin Frank 150 475 4-25 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 0.50 12.00% $14.99 100% Riesling Silver
Dr. Konstantin Frank 140 477 1-26 Gewurztraminer Finger Lakes   2014 0.70 12.00% $14.99 100% Gewurztraminer BOC Silver
Dr. Konstantin Frank 800 478 4-12 Late Harvest Riesling Finger Lakes   2013 12.00 11.00% $49.99 100% Riesling BOC Gold
Fox Meadow Winery 350 227 1-8 Owner's Select Meritage Virginia Fox Meadow Vineyard 2012 0.02 12.50% $40.00 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot Silver
Fulkerson Winery 810 8 1-13 Moscato Finger Lakes Fulkerson Vineyards 2013 7.00 9.00% $12.99 45% Muscat, 40% Himrod, 15% Lakemont Silver
Knapp Vineyards 150 176 2-25 Riesling Finger Lakes   2014 2.90 11.00% $15.99 100% Riesling Gold
Martha Clara Vineyards 100 457 2-22 Northville Cremant Blanc North Fork of Long Island Martha Clara Vineyards 2005 1.20 11.00% $28.00 100% Chardonnay Gold
Martha Clara Vineyards 200 459 2-1 Northern Solstice Rose' North Fork of Long Island Marhta Clara Vineyards 2014 0.50 12.00% $17.00 75% Merlot, 15% Riesling, 10% Chardonnay Gold
Rosemont of Virginia 310 239 4-2 Merlot Virginia Rosemont of Virginia Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.50% $17.95 75% Merlot, 13% Cab. Sauv., 12% Cab. Franc Gold
Rosemont of Virginia 340 240 3-5 Syrah Virginia Rosemont of Virginia Vineyards 2013 0.00 13.00% $19.50 80% Syrah, 20% Chambourcin BOC Silver
Sugarloaf Mountain Vyd 350 369 1-8 Comus Maryland Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 2012 0.00 12.60% $25.95 45% C.Franc, 26% Merl, 24% C.Sauv., 5% Malbec Gold
Veritas Winery 160 153 4-24 Viognier Monticello Veritas Vineyards 2014 0.50 13.00% $25.00 100% Viognier Gold
Wagner Vineyards 150 87 4-26 Semi-Dry Riesling Finger Lakes Wagner Vineyards 2012 2.05 13.10% $14.99 100% Riesling Gold

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg


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