Competition Table 4

Competition Table 4

ASWA Wine Comp

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition:

ASWA_Wine_Comp_1The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) has conducted a Wine Competition for many years. As the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA) the Wine Competition centered in the early years on wines from Virginia. The organization, realizing that good and sometimes great wines were being made outside of Virginia, decided to broaden the focus of its wine competition to encompass the wines from all of the states on the Atlantic seaboard starting in 2005 and subsequently changed its name to reflect the more regional approach the organization had adopted. The goal of the Association is to make the public aware that the eastern seaboard is a top quality wine-producing region.

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association has for a number of years conducted its wine competition in Haymarket, VA at The Regency at Dominion Valley Country and Golf Club. The competition covers the 17 states from Maine to Florida that border the Atlantic including Vermont, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The Association holds an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill each year after the completion of the competition under the auspices of the Congressional Wine Caucus. For additional information about the Capitol Hill events see the Press Releases and photographs see WINE CAUCUS RECEPTION.

Winners from the competition are presented at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, the main wine industry convention, typically with approximately 30,000 attendess in Sacramento, CA each year at the regional wine tasting held in the convention center.

ASWA_Wine_Comp_2The BEST OF SHOW in 2017 was 2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve from Narmada Winery in Amissville, VA. The competition issued 73 gold medals, 165 silver medals and 148 Bronze medals.  A panel of highly trained independent judges from CA, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, PA, RI, and VA evaluated the wines. Information on the winning wines and judges can be found on the Association web site:

For details on the judges and winning wines see the summary of previous years below.

YearJudgesMedal WinnersBest of Show
2017Biographies73 Golds, 165 Slivers, 148 Bronze2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve by Narmada Winery, VA
2016Biographies52 Golds, 161 Slivers, 196 Bronze2014 Cabernet Sauvignon by Pollak Vineryards, VA
2015Biographies58 Golds, 131 Slivers, 179 Bronze2014 Semi-dry Riesling by Dr. Konstantin Frank, NY
2014Biographies75 Golds, 171 Silvers, 164 Bronze2008 Blanc de Noirs by Chateau Frank, NY
2013Biographies62 Gold, 174 Silver, 221 Bronze2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve by Boordy Vineyards, MD
2012Biographies42 Gold, 111 Silver, 180 Bronze2006 Blanc de Noirs by Chateau Frank, NY
2011Biographies37 Gold, 131 Silver, 187 Bronze2010 Estate Reserve Riesling by Martha Clara Vineyards, NY
2010Biographies34 Gold, 111 Silver, 188 Bronze2007 Heritage by Rosemont of Virginia, VA
2009Biographies20 Gold, 101 Silver,166 Bronze2008 Semi-Dry Riesling by Chateau Lafayette Reneau, NY
2008Biographies56 Gold, 120 Silver,157 Bronze2007 Riesling by Newport Vineyards & Winery, RI
2007Biographies32 Gold, 104 Silver, 161 Bronze2005 Cabernet Franc by Fox Meadow Winery, VA
2006Biographies10 Gold, 56 Silver, 85 Bronze2002 Merlot Reserve by Ospreys Dominion Vineyards, Ltd., NY
2005Biographies13 Gold, 56 Silver, 132 Bronze2002 Heritage by Rockbridge Vineyard, VA