2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER Sparkling Vinifera Wine

ASWA winner 21 Brix Winery21 Brix Winery Brutella 2016, New York

Alright wine snobs! Get over yourselves! 21 Brix Winery’s Brutella 2016 from Lake Erie, NY, is named for their pink elephant mascot Ella. It is delicious! 100% chardonnay, finished dry, by winemaker Kris Kane.  Suggested retail: $19.10

2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER White Vinifera Blend

ASWA winner The Barns at Hamilton Station WineryThe Barns at Hamilton Station Cascina 2017, Virginia

The Barns at Hamilton Station is a family-owned winery on a former dairy farm. Virginia luminary Michael Shaps is the winemaker. Cascina is a versatile blend of equal parts sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, viognier and petit manseng, with grassy, herbal notes and a tropical finish. Suggested retail: $26.00

2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER Viognier

ASWA winner Barboursville VineyardsBarboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2017, Virginia

For the third year in a row, legendary Barboursville Vineyard of Virginia captured the Best of Category award for its Viognier. Contributing to its perpetual success, the wine is 100% varietal, 100% stainless fermented and aged, stays on the lees for 9-12 months, and receives additional bottle aging before being released. Suggested retail: $21.99