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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.

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium 2015

Regional Wine Pouring, 28 January 2015

The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium is the largest trade show in North America and is held annually in January in Sacramento, CA. This year it was held 27-29 January 2015. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association® (ASWA) has attended the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium for many years. ASWA attends in order to keep up to date on trends in the wine industry and to keep abreast of developments in legislation so that it can focus its efforts in the most effective manner in support of wineries. Each year the association has poured east coast wines in the regional wine pouring session at the Unified. This year on January 28th (2015), as usual, ASWA poured 24 different white wines and 24 different red wines all representing a broad range of wines from eight (8) of the states from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s® 10th annual wine competition. The list of wines poured is below. The President of ASWA, Carl G. Brandhorst, was assisted by Board Member, Grant Crandall and ASWA’s West Coast Representative, Ms. Anne Vercelli, of Healdsburg, CA in the pouring and in answering questions about the wines. This effort is an attempt to promote east coast wines as a quality wine producing area. ASWA is an associate member of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG). Several notables dropped by the station on the main convention floor during the pouring hours. Rob Merletti, CEO of Vineyards and Winery Management magazine as did Darrell Corti a wine and food judge and culinary aficionado whose store in Sacramento, Corti Brothers, is famous for its wide selection of food and wines from around the world.

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Here is the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association ( ASWA) team at the Unified’s regional pouring event on 28 January 2015. ASWA Board Member Grant Crandall (left), Ms. Anne Vercelli, ASWA’s West Coast Rep ( Center ) and ASWA President,Carl Brandhorst X(right). Ms. Vercelli is holding a bottle of Harvest Ridge Winery's ( Delaware)d Vidal Blanc. Harvest Ridge is a new winery in Delaware and just opened a year or two ago. The three team members poured 48 different wines ( 24 white and 24 red) for the two hour period of the regional wine pouring. The team answered many questions on the different grape varieties being poured and questions on the individual wineries represented.
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Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association, Board Member Grant Crancall ( left) and ASWA President, Carl Brandhorst (right) at their pouring station on the main floor of the convention center at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium regional pouring on the 28th of January 2015. They were pouring 48 different wines from eight (8) states and thirty-seven (37) different wineries for attendees at the trade show. At the end of the two hour pouring period ( 4:00-6:00PM) most of the bottles were empty as there was a flood of tasters. The white wines are being chilled on the left with the red wines on the right.
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Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) Board Member, Grant Crandall on the left and ASWA West Coast Representative, Ms. Anne Vercelli on right with Mr. Darrell Corti in the center. Mr. Corti dropped by to taste a variety of east coast wines. He is always searching for wines for his store famous for its wide selection of foods and wines from around the world. The Corti Brothers Store is located in Sacramento.
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Darrell Corti from Sacramento with Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s West Coast Representative, Ms.Anne Vercelli of Healdsburg, CA Mr. Corti knew Ms. Vercelli’s father, Joe Vercelli, one of the very early wine-makers in Sonoma and a recognized pioneer in the California wine industry.
WINERY STATE YEAR VARIETAL MEDAL ALC $$
ALBA VYDS NJ 2011 CHAMBOURCIN GOLD 12.0% $17.00
ALBA VYDS NJ 2013 RIESLING SILVER 11.5% $13.00
ALTA VISTA(ALTILLO) VA 2010 MERLOT GOLD 13.0% $20.00
ANNEFIELD WINERY VA 2013 VIOGNIER SILVER 13.3% $22.00
BIG CORK WINERY MD 2013 RUSSIAN KISS 40% MUSCAT SILVER 12.4% $18.00
CAPE MAY WINERY NJ 2013 PINOT GRIGIO SILVER 12.6% $20.00
CAPE MAY WINERY NJ 2012 CHARDONNAY BARREL FERMENTED SILVER 12.6% $22.00
CATOCTIN BREEZE VYDS MD 2012 SYRAH SILVER 12.4% $30.00
CHATEAU MORRISETTE VA 2013 CHARDONNAY SILVER 13.0% $18.00
CHATEAU LAFAYETTE RENEAU NY 2013 SEMI-DRY RIESLING GOLD 11.5% $15.00
COYOTE MOON VYDS NY NV LA CRESCENT SILVER 13.1% $15.00
COYOTE MOON VYDS NY NV RIVER RUN 42% CATAWBA SILVER 12.5% $15.00
27% ISEBELLA
20% Diamond
10% muscat
1% vincent
COYOTE MOON VYDS NY NV BRIANNA SILVER 11.2% $15.00
DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK NY 2012 PINOT GRIS SILVER 12.0% $15.00
EARLY MOUNTAIN VA 2013 PINOT GRIS SILVER 11.5% $22.00
FROGTOWN VYDS GA 2010 NORTON SILVER 14.1% $29.00
FROGTOWN VYDS GA NV SHOTGUN 3RD RELOAD 38% TANNAT BRONZE 14.2% $27.00
26% CAB FRANC
28% TOURGIA
8% MEERLOT
FROGTOWN VYDS GA 2010 TOUCHE´ 60% CAB FRANC SILVER 14.4% $25.00
34% CAB SAV
6% TANNAT
FROGTOWN VYDS GA 2010 TANNAT RESERVE SILVER 13.8% $49.00
FROGTOWN VYDS GA 2010 BRAVADO 63% SANGIOVESE BRONZE 14.8% $28.00
29% CAB SAV
8% TANNAT
FULKERSON WINERY NY 2013 WILLIAM VIGNE GOLD 9.0% $14.00
SWEET RIESLING
GRAY GHOST VA 2013Q GEWURZTRAMINER SILVER 13.5% $21.00
GREAT FROGS MD 2012 WATERMAN 50%CAB FRANC SILVER 14.0% $35.00
23% SYRAH
17% MERLOT
10% CAB SAV
HARVEST RIDGE WINERY DE 2013 PINOT GRIS SILVER 11.0% $19.00
HARVEST RIDGE WINERY DE 2013 VIDAL BLANC SILVER 12.5% $22.00
HERITAGE VYDS NJ 2013 DRY ROSE´ SILVER 13.5% $18.00
HERITAGE NJ 2013Q BDX 61% MERLOT GOLD 13.0% $70.00
22% CAB SAV
7% CAB FRANC
6% PETIT VERDOT
4% MALBEC
HOPEWELL VALLY NJ 2010 CHAMBOURCIN SILVER 12.8% $18.00
JAMES RIVER CELLARS VA 2010 CABERENT SAUVIGNON SILVER 13.0% $32.00
JEFFERSON VYDS VA 2013 VIOGNIER SILVER 13.0% $30.00
JONES VON DREHLE NC 2012 PETIT VERDOT SILVER 13.0% $24.00
JONES VON DREHLE NC 2012 MERLOT SILVER 13.0% $22.00
LAKE ANNA VA 2013 SEYVAL BLANC GOLD 12.5% $15.00
KNAPP WINERY NY 2012 RIESLING SILVER 12.0% $16.00
NASSAU VALLEY VYDS DE NV NAKED CHARDONNAY SILVER 12.8% $16.00
NATALI VDYS NJ NV NEBBIOLO SILVER 16.0% $30.00
OSPREY'S DOMINION NY 2010 CAB SAV RESERVE GOLD 13.0% $35.00
PARADISE SPRINGS WINERY VA 2012 PETIT VERDOT SILVER 13.9% $35.00
PENN WOODS WINERY PA 2009 CAV SAV GOLD 13.0% $35.00
PRESQUE ISLE PA 2012 CABERNET FRANC GOLD 12.0% $35.00
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN MD 2011 EVOE 62% MERLOT SILVER 13.4% $39.00
20% PETIT VERDOT
9% MALBEC
8% CAB SAV
1% CAB FRANC
SUNSET HILLS VYDS VA 2012 CAB FRANC RESERVE SILVER 14.0% $32.00
THE HOMEPLACE VA NV CABIN SUNSET SILVER 9.0% $15.00
THE WINERY AT BULL RUN VA 2012 PETIT VERDOT GOLD 13.0% $32.00
THE WINERY AT LA GRANGE VA 2012 CAB FRANC RESERVE SILVER 13.5% $40.00
VERITAS VYDS VA 2012 VR 40% P.V SILVER 13.0% $30.00
40% CAB FRANC
15% MERLOT
5% MALBEC
WALTZ VYDS PA 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC SILVER 13.5% $24.00
WHITECLIFF CELLARS NY NV AWOSTING WHITE 70% SEYVAL BLANC SILVER 12.0% $15.00
30% VIGNOLES
20% CHARDONNAY
20% SK 77
20% XIV

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg


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