• Jefferson Loving Cup

  • Jefferson Loving Cup Information

    ASWA Jefferson Trophy

    ASWA Jefferson Trophy

    The beautiful Best of Show sterling silver Tiffany ASWA Jefferson Loving Cup stands atop a table in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee Room, Rayburn House Office Building, awaiting presentation during the annual VWGA/ASWA Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition awards and tasting reception on Capitol Hill. Framed certificates of other competition winning wines and wineries to be presented are in the background.

    The ASWA’s sterling silver Tiffany-produced Jefferson Loving Cup and Wine Trophy has been awarded since 1982 to the winning wine and winery of the annual Virginia Wine Competition, which was conducted by the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), the precursor to the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association.

    Each winning wine and winery of the VWGA/ASWA-conducted wine competition over the past 36 years has been hand-engraved on the cup itself or machine engraved on a plaque attached to the cup’s wooden base.

    Jefferson Loving Cup Winners

    YearRecipientsWine
    2019Dr. Konstantin FrankNV Celebre
    2018CrossKeys Vineyards2017 Fiore
    2017Narmada Winery, Amissville, VA2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve
    2016Pollak Vineyards, Greenwood, VA2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
    2015Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Hammondsport, NY 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
    2014Chateau Frank, Hammondsport, NY 2008 Blanc de Noirs
    2013Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Maryland2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve
    2011Martha Clara Vineyards, New York2010 Estate Reserve Riesling
    2010Rosemont Vineyards & Winery, Virginia2007 Meritage
    2009Chateau Lafayette Reneau Winery, New York2008 Semi-Dry Riesling
    2008Newport Vineyards & Winery, Rhode Island2007 Riesling
    2007Fox Meadow Winery, Virginia2005 Cabernet Franc
    2006Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, New York2002 Merlot Reserve Anniversary
    2005Rockbridge Vineyards, Virginia
    2002 Heritage
    2004Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia2001 Octagon V
    2003Rockbridge Vineyards, Virginia2002 V d’Or
    2002Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia2001 Sauvignon Blanc
    2001Chrysalis Vineyards, Virginia2000 Viognier
    2000Breaux Vineyards, Virginia1999 Viognier
    1999Linden Vineyards & Winery, Virginia
    1998Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia
    1997Autumn Hill Vineyards, Virginia
    1996Horton Cellars Winery, Virginia
    1995Montdomaine Cellars, Virginia
    1994Prince Michel Vineyards, Virginia
    1993 Montdomaine Cellars, Virginia
    1992Piedmont Vineyards & Winery, Virginia
    1991Montdomaine Cellars The Williamsburg Winery, Virginia
    1990Montdomaine Cellars, Virginia
    1989Willowcroft Farm Vineyard, Virginia
    1988Dominion Wine Cellars
    1987Misty Mountain Vineyard, Virginia
    1986Ingleside Vineyards, Virginia
    1985Ingleside Vineyards, Virginia
    1984Tri-Mountain Winery