KESWICK VINEYARDS' 2014 CABERNET FRANC ESTATE RESERVE AWARDED 2016 GOVERNOR'S CUP
Governor Terry McAuliff awarded the 2016 Virginia Wineries Association's (VWA) Governor's Cup to Keswick Vineyards for its 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve, a pure Cabernet Franc varietal. This award marks the second Governor's Cup for Keswick, which received the first in 2009 for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. The Governor's Cup was awarded Monday evening, February 22 at the Hotel John Marshall in Richmond.
Keswick Vineyards Winemaker Stephen Barnard and owners, Al and Cindy Schornberg, accepted the award. In making the presentation, the Governor said, "Their work at Keswick Vineyards embodies those characteristics that are imperative for Virginia farmers and winemakers: an entrepreneurial spirit, a drive to excel, a healthy tolerance for risk and a desire to see what Virginia's land and terroir can do."
|BBQ BACON CHILI
Amanda Craft of Lynchburg submitted the winning Recipe in the Great Wine Lover Chili Contest. Her BBQ Bacon Chili is simple, but so yummy.
It was difficult to pick a winner from all the entries. The Runner-Up Recipes included:
Chili Del Feugo
Hot & Sweet Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Mom's Chili "Up A Notch"
Sherry's Favorite Chili
Whitebarrel Winery Chili
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
WITH FROSTY DOG CARAMEL SAUCE
Recipe courtesy of Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, Virginia
This recipe from Chateau Morrisette was so popular, we are bringing it back this month by popular demand.
CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
VIRGINIA WINERY ASSOCIATION HONORS
Virginia Winery Association (VWA) presented three special awards in addition to the Governor's Cup:
PRESIDENT'S APPRECIATION AWARD
Mitzi Batterson of James River Cellars was presented with the first ever, President's Appreciation Award for her years of dedicated service to the VWA. Mitzi served as VWA President for four years and currently serves as VWA Treasurer.
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FOR ADDITIONAL 2016 FESTIVALS AND THE OPPORTUNITY
TO PURCHASE TICKETS AT EARLY BIRD SAVINGS.
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March 5: Murder in the Vineyards!
DuCard Vineyards (Etlan)
Dinner catered by Madison Inn and show by Clever by Half Productions. See if you can sleuth your way to solving who donit. Limited seating; reservations required.
March 5: Art Opening
Narmada Winery (Amissville)
Tomas J. Fernandez painter and sculptor, will exhibit "Mystic of the Vine" a three panel mixed media painting. Meet the artist in person.
March 5: Wine Dinner
North Gate Vineyards (Purcellville)
Celebrate the 5th anniversary with owners Mark and Vicki Fedor with 4-course wine dinner by Sebastian Oveysi of Amoo's Restaurant in McLean. Reservations.
March 5: Merlot Vertical Tasting
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Six wines to discuss and enjoy with a paired 3-course meal. Hosted by the winemaker, each session is 90 minutes. Reservation only event.
March 6: French Crepe Day
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery (Faber)
Selection of delicious savory and sweet crepes. Pair with wine by the glass or bottle. Let them know you are coming (434-263-06100).
March 6 & 13: Sunday Afternoon at the Winery
Glass House Winery (Free Union)
Sunday afternoon series of wine tasting, music and wine truck. No cover and open to the public.
March 12: Sip N Dip!
Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (Hume)
Paint your own wine glass while sipping wine in this 2-hour fun-filled instructed class.
Space is limited so sign up today.
March 12: Blarney Wine Whiskey Beer Crawl
Little Washington Winery (Washington VA)
Green wine, a pot of gold, mead and other blarney including tastings from a winery, a distillery and brewery within two miles. Be sure to wear green!
March 12: Vertical Tasting
Granite Heights Winery (Warrenton)
Tasting of five vintages of the popular red blend, Lomax Reserve accompanied by light fare. Seating is limited so make your reservation for 2:30 or 4:00.
March 12: Annual Barrel Tasting
Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery (Amissville)
Taste developing wines and experience blending. Only opportunity to reserve futures of 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Light hors d'oeuvres and logo glass.
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