Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Four Virginia Meaderies Medal at Virginia Wineries Association's 40th Virginia Governor's Cup®

In a press release today, The Virginia Wineries Association announced that gold medals had been awarded to 127 wines from 65 Virginia wineries after a series of rigorous blind tastings in the 40th year of the Virginia Governor's Cup®.

"The Virginia Wineries Association is thrilled to host the 40th year of the Virginia Governor's Cup®," said Virginia Wineries Association President George Hodson. "With the most gold medals ever awarded, the 2022 results highlight the industry's ever-growing commitment to produce the highest quality wines, expressive of Virginia's grit and experimental spirit."

To receive a gold medal, a wine must receive an average score of 90 points or higher on a 100-point scale from the competition's expert panel of world-class judges—led by the esteemed Jay Youmans, MW.

In addition to awarding its highest number of gold medals, the year's competition also saw the highest number of meads receive this high honor. For a full list of gold medalists, visit www.virginiawine.org/governors-cup/awards.


Meaderies receiving gold medals were:

Meaderies receiving silver medals were:

On March 24, the VWA will host the Virginia Governor's Cup® Celebration at Richmond's Main Street Station to unveil the competition's top awards—the Governor's Cup® Case, consisting of the 12 highest-scoring red and white wines, Best in Show Cider and the coveted Governor's Cup®. For the first time, this is a ticketed event open to the public. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.exploretock.com/virginiawine/event/319456/2022-virginia-governors-cup-celebration.



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