Old Westminster Winery Malbec wins '16 Comptroller's Cup

Old Westminster Winery’s Malbec 2014 was awarded the “Best in Show” at the 2016 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Wine Competition (formerly Winemasters Choice Competition), held in Timonium on June 8, 2016, Maryland Wineries Association Executive Director Kevin Atticks announced today.  In addition, eight wines from across the state were named “Best in Class” in their respective categories. For more information or a list of winners, log onto www.marylandwine.com. 

The Annual Comptroller’s Cup Competition is directed by Al Spoler, host of WYPR’s Cellar Notes, and brings together wine makers from across the state for the opportunity to taste and evaluate each other’s wine.  The competition is blind– judges only know the composition of the wine, not the label, price, intended market or any other details.  Panels of five judges are given a flight of wine spanning a single category, and then are asked to evaluate the wines within the category.

"Our team has set out to craft delicious wines that are uniquely Maryland. Everything we do in the vineyard and cellar is directed towards this goal. Winning the Comptroller's Cup is a great honor and evidence that we're onto something special," said Drew Baker, Founder of Old Westminster Winery.

Old Westminster is a family owned and operated winery located at 1550 Old Westminster Rd, Westminster, MD 21157. Featuring seven reds and five whites, Old Westminster Winery is guided by four principles: Done by hand, grown in Maryland, thoughtful farming and sustainability, and meticulous attention to detail. 

“The results of this competition further prove the consistent quality of Maryland Wine,” said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director of the Maryland Wineries Association