Maryland Wines' Prestigious Awards!

Maryland wines compete with the best wines around the world. Winemakers can take pride in the fact that they have won international awards - often beating out the likes of highly-acclaimed wine such as Mondavi. Of course we love to tout our own Maryland Governor's Cup Competition and Maryland Winemasters' Choice Awards, held each year to find the best wines in Maryland. For the past few years, the Governor himself has presented the award at the Maryland Wine Festival in September.


2009 MD Governor's Cup



Governor’s Cup Award Winner
Black Ankle Vineyards 2007 Crumbling Rock

Best of Class Awards
BEST RED: Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
BEST RED BLEND: Black Ankle Vineyards • Crumbling Rock 2007
BEST WHITE: Fiore Winery • Chardonnay 2007
BEST WHITE BLEND: Black Ankle Vineyards • Bedlam 2008
BEST OFF-DRY: Cygnus Wine Cellars • Manchester Hall 2007
BEST SWEET: Orchid Cellar • Monk (mead)
BEST DESSERT: Dove Valley Winery • Late Harvest Vignoles 2007

Double-Gold Medalists
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Gold Medalists
Black Ankle Vineyards • Crumbling Rock 2007
Black Ankle Vineyards • Leafstone Syrah 2007
Black Ankle Vineyards • Rolling Hills 2007
Black Ankle Vineyards • Bedlam 2008
Cascia Vineyard • Queen Anne Reserve 2005
Cove Point Winery • Blaufrankish
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Manchester Hall 2007
Dove Valley Winery • Late Harvest Vignoles 2007
Elk Run Vineyards • Liberty Tavern Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Elk Run Vineyards • Vin de Jus Glace 2006
Fiore Winery • Chardonnay 2007
Legends Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Legends Vineyard • Meritage 2007
Legends Vineyard • Pinot Gris 2008
Orchid Cellar • Monk
Revolution Winery • Declaration Meritage 2007
Revolution Winery • Pursuit of Happiness NV
Running Hare Vineyard • Chardonnay 2008
Running Hare Vineyard • Sangiovese 2008
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Basilisk 2007
St. Michael’s Winery • Syrah 2007
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Golden Run Reserve Barbera 2008

Silver Medalists
Black Ankle Vineyards • Chardonnay 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Eisling 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2005
Boordy Vineyards • Petit Cabernet 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Riesling 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Seyval, Vidal, Chardonnay 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Shiraz 2008
Bordeleau Winery • Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Bordeleau Winery • Pinot Grigio 2008
Cascia Vineyard • Nebbiolo 2005
Cove Point Winery • Chambourcin 2006
Cove Point Winery • Olde Vynne Zin 2007
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Royele Catawba Cuvee Brut
Dove Valley Winery • Vignoles 2007
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Cabernet Franc 2007
Elk Run Vineyards • Red Door 2008
Fiore Winery • Caronte 2007
Fiore Winery • Sangiovese 2007
Fiore Winery • Vidal Blanc 2006
Frederick Cellars • Eye of the Oriole 2008
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Heimbuch Estate Vineyards & Wine ry • Thanksgiving Farm Meritage 2007
Little Ashby Vineyards • Merlot 2007
Legends Vineyard • Daylight white 2008
Legends Vineyard • Vidal Blanc 2008
Loew Vineyards • Strawberry Jubilee nv
Orchid Cellar • Archer
Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery • Mackall Road Merlot 2007
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Albariño
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Vintner's Cabernet 2007
St. Michael’s Winery • Chambourcin Martha 2007
St. Michael’s Winery • Chenin Blanc 2007
St. Michael’s Winery • Pinot Noir 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus Reserve 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2008
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Gunpowder Falls White 2008
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Parkton Prestige 2007
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Sangiovese 2008

Bronze Medalists
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Royele Rose de Noir 2007
Black Ankle Vineyards • Viognier 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc  2008
Bordeleau Winery • Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007
Bordeleau Winery • Vidal Blanc 2008
Bordeleau Winery • Wicomico Red 2008
Cassanelli Vineyards & Winery • Riesling 2007
Cove Point Winery • Cabernet Syrah 2006
Cove Point Winery • Red 2006
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Red 2006
Dove Valley Winery • Dove Valley Winery • Red 2007
Dove Valley Winery • Pinot Noir 2005
Dove Valley Winery • Rosé 2005
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Gewurztraminer 2008
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Merlot 2007
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Riesling 2008
Elk Run Vineyards • Cold Friday Syrah 2007
Fiore Winery • Cabernet Sauv 2006
Fiore Winery • Chambourcin 2005
Fiore Winery • Pinot Grigio 2007
Fiore Winery • Merlot 2007
Frederick Cellars • Chardonnay 2008
Frederick Cellars • Frederick Red nv
Frederick Cellars • Heritage Red 2005
Frederick Cellars • Mer de Glace nv
Little Ashby Vineyards • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Legends Vineyard • Chardonnay 2008
Legends Vineyard • Midnight Red 2008
Loew Vineyards • Honey& Grape nv
Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery • Merlot Reserve 2007
Running Hare Vineyard • Jack Rabbit White 2008
Running Hare Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2008
St. Michael’s Winery • Maryland Merlot 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2007
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Circe 2008
Terrapin Station Winery • Traminette 2008
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Golden Run Reserve Vidal 2008
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Gunpowder Falls Red 2008
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Traminette 2008