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.


2011 MD Governor's Cup



Best in Show

Black Ankle Vineyards • Slate NV

Best in Class

Best Red Blend: Black Ankle Vineyards • Slate NV
Best White Blend: Black Ankle Vineyards • Bedlam 2010
Best Red Varietal: Woodhall Wine Cellars • Copernica Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Best White Varietal: Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Pinot Grigio 2010
Best Rosé: Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin Rose 2010
Best Off-Dry: Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery • Mr. Bentley's Choice 2010
Best Sweet: Linganore Winecellars • Melody 2010
Best Fruit Wine: Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run 2010
Best Port: Boordy Vineyards • Veritas Port 2007
Best Dessert: Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Late Harvest Vidal 2008
Best Hard Cider: Great Shoals Winery • Spencerville Red Hard Apple
Best Mead: Orchid Cellar • Ambrosia

Gold Medals

Black Ankle Vineyards • Bedlam 2010
Black Ankle Vineyards • Slate
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Veritas Port 2007
Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Pinot Grigio 2010
Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Late Harvest Vidal 2008
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Rosé 2009
DeJon Vineyard • Sweet Denise 2010
Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery • Mr. Bentley's Choice 2010
Great Shoals Winery • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2010
Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery • Lazy Day Rose 2010
Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Linganore Winecellars • Melody 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin Rose 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run 2010
Slack Winery • Slacker NV
Slack Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Copernica Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
 

Silver Medals

Black Ankle Vineyards • Terra Dulce NV
Black Ankle Vineyards • Crumbling Rock 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Pinot Grigio 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay Reserve 2009
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2009
Catoctin Breeze Winery • Dolce Vita 2010
Fiore Winery • Chambourcin 2006
Fiore Winery • Cabernet Franc 2007
Frederick Cellars • Heritage Red 2009
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Apple Sparkling 2010
Harford Vineyard • Vidal Blanc 2010
Harford Vineyard • Peach Kissed 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Tryst 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Rosé Reserve 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Jealous Mistriss 2010
Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery • Traminette 2010
Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery • Lazy Day White 2010
Linganore Winecellars • Skipjack 2010
Linganore Winecellars • Abisso 2008
Little Ashby Vineyards • Merlot 2008
Orchid Cellar • Ambrosia NV
Orchid Cellar • Monk NV
Perigeaux Vineyard & Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Breton Bay Breeze 2010
Slack Winery • Barbera Reserve 2010
St. Michaels Winery • St. Michaels White 2010
St. Michaels Winery • "Martha" Chambourcin 2009
St. Michaels Winery • "Island Belle" Sangiovese 2009
St. Michaels Winery • Wye Mills Cabernet 2008
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2009
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Chardonnay 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Party Garnet 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Chambourcin 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Gunpowder Falls Red 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Cabernet Franc 2008
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Parkton Prestige 2007
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Bronze Medals

Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2009
Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Reserve Chardonnay 2007
Bordeleau Vineyard & Winery • Chambourcin  NV
Catoctin Breeze Winery • Amber 2010
Deep Creek Cellars • Pinot Blanc 2010
DeJon Vineyard • Vidal Blanc 2010
Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery • Vignoles 2010
Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery • Gold 2010
Dove Valley Vineyard & Winery • Miss Bianca's Passion 2010
Fiore Winery • Vidal Blanc 2009
Fiore Winery • Caronte 2007
Fiore Winery • Maryland Merlot 2008
Fiore Winery • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Frederick Cellars • Chardonnay 2010
Frederick Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Chardonnay 2010
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Proprietor's Reserve Claret 2010
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Pomme Grenade 2010
Harford Vineyard • Piedmont Pleasure 2009
Knob Hall Winery • Vidal Blanc 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Le Réve Rouge 2010
Orchid Cellar • Blacksmith n/a
Orchid Cellar • Castellan NV
Orchid Cellar • Lumberjack NV
Perigeaux Vineyard & Winery • Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cayuga White 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Breton Bay Shoals 2010
Romano Vineyard & Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • The Margravine 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Chatelaine's Blush 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • The Chamberlain 2010
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Vintner's Cabernet  2009
Slack Winery • Sangiovese 2010
Slack Winery • Red Drum Red NV
Slack Winery • Montepulciano 2010
Slack Winery • Barbera 2010
Slack Winery • Black Drum Red NV
St. Michaels Winery • Long Splice 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Circe 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Seyval 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Gunpowder Falls White 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Vidal Blanc 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Barbera 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Merlot 2010