Join us in celebration of the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® held in Richmond's Main Street Station. The evening will be filled with community, outstanding wine, culinary delights and one-of-a-kind auction items. Taste award-winning Virginia wines, while also honoring the resilience of the farmers and winemakers who grow and craft them across the Commonwealth. You’ll be in the audience as the results of the 39th Governor’s Cup® competition are unveiled.
The Virginia Governor's Cup® is one of the most stringent competitions in the U.S. Each year, world-class judges gather to sample hundreds of the best Virginia wines. The highest 12-ranking red and white wines will become the Governor's Cup® Case, with one bottle taking home the coveted Governor's Cup®. For the second year, Best in Show Cider will be awarded. The competition is hosted by the Virginia Wineries Association.
The V Foundation will be hosting a silent auction with proceeds going toward cancer research. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano. Since 1993, the foundation has funded more than $290 million in cancer research grants nationwide.
Upgrade to VIP Admission:
-Admission to a fully catered VIP tasting lounge, including meet and greet with Governor’s Cup® Case-winning winemakers and special pourings.
-Intimate post-event vintner dinner at Common House Richmond featuring a multi-course tasting menu paired Governor’s Cup® Case-winning wines and Best in Show Cider, guided by the winemakers themselves. Transportation to and from will be provided.
-Exclusive Winery Passport: Complimentary tastings for ticket holder and a guest at each of the Virginia Governor’s Cup® Case winning wineries valid through 12/31/2022.
-Preferred seating during the awards reveal of the Virginia Governor’s Cup® winners.
-Full access to the grand tasting area featuring 50+ gold medal wines, local fares and V Foundation auction.