Local wines win awards in state competition

"The Maryland Wineries Association announced the winners of the 27th Annual Maryland Governor's Cup Competition in August but hosted the awards ceremony Nov. 9 at The Wine Source in Hampden. More than 40 people were in attendance at the event, along with Commerce Secretary Mike Gill who handed out awards to the best in each category.

The August judging included more than 20 wine experts from the region who tasted more than 150 different wines. Gold medal-winning wines competed for Best in Class and Best in Show honors. Nine wines earned Best in Class awards, including Old Westminster Winery's Greenstone 2014 for Best White Blend.

The following Carroll County wineries received awards:

Gold medals went to Old Westminster Winery for its Greenstone 2014, Revelry First Edition NV, Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Somm Cuvée 2013, Tapestry Second Edition NV, and Viognier 2014.

Silver medals went to Cygnus Wine Cellars for its Manchester Hall 2014; to Old Westminster Winery for its Albariño 2014, Cabernet Franc - Home 2013, Cabernet Franc - Links Bridge 2013, Channery Hill 2012, Chardonnay 2014, Cornerstone 2013, Pinot Gris 2014 and Rosé 2014; and to Serpent Ridge Vineyard for its Cabernet Franc 2010 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.

Bronze medals went to Cygnus Wine Cellars for its Cabernet Franc 2012 and Chancellor 2014."

Published December 9, 2015