Virginia Governor's Cup Case and Best in Show Cider Tasting Presentation
For the second year, Virginia Wineries Association is presenting a Governor’s Cup Case and Best in Show cider tasting at four host wineries around the state.
The in-person event will be hosted by wine writer Frank Morgan with comments from competition coordinator Jay Youmans, Master of Wine and each Case winemaker. The program will begin with tasting the Best in Show Cider and then once guests are settled, we will begin the tasting program of the 12 Governor’s Cup Case wines using a souvenir logo Riedel glass. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Tickets are required to be purchased in advance and a limited number are available at each host winery.
New Kent Winery
The case wines being tasted are:
Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg 2019 Unité Reserve
50 West Vineyards 2019 Ashby Gap
Barboursville Vineyards 2020 Vermentino Reserve
Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg 2019 Le Mariage
Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2020 Albariño
Michael Shaps Winery 2019 Chardonnay
Pollak Vineyards 2017 Meritage
Rockbridge Vineyard 2018 V d'Or
Shenandoah Vineyards 2019 Reserve Red
Stinson Vineyards 2017 Meritage
Trump Winery 2015 Brut Reserve
Wisdom Oak Winery 2019 NINETEEN
The Best in Show Cider is Albemarle Ciderworks 2019 Virginia Hewes Crab
Host Frank Morgan writes a wine column for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper and is author of the DrinkWhatYouLike.com wine blog, started twelve years ago to chronicle his wine travel experiences and to share stories of the wines, wineries, and winegrowers of
Virginia. Morgan is also a contributor for Wine & Country Life magazine, Piedmont Virginian, Virginia Tourism and is the founder of Virginia Wine Chat, a monthly virtual wine tasting series Virginia Wine Chat (started in 2013). He lives in Chesapeake, VA, with his
wife and daughter.
Dress code: Business Casual.
21 and older, no pets or children permitted. No refunds.