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 Winemasters Choice



Best in Show

Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2010

Best in Class

Best White Varietal: Serpent Ridge Vineyards • Albariño 2010
Best Red Varietal: Bordeleau Winery • Chambourcin NV
Best Red Blend: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2009
Best Off-Dry: Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2010
Best Dessert • Bordeleau Winery • Late Harvest Vidal 2008
Best Sparkling • Great Shoals • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2010

Gold Medals

Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay Reserve 2009
Boordy Vineyards • Veritas Port 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2010
Bordeleau Winery • Chambourcin NV
Frederick Cellars • Trails End 2009
Legends Vineyard • Riesling 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Quarter Deck 2009
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Albariño 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2009

Silver Medals

Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2009
Boordy Vineyards • Chambourcin~Merlot 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Petit Cabernet 2009
Bordeleau Winery • Late Harvest Vidal 2008
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Amber 2010
Costa Ventosa • Meritage 2007
Costa Ventosa • Pursuit of Happiness 2009
Elk Run Vineyards • Liberty Tavern Cabernet 2008
Fiore Winery • Chambourcin 2006
Frederick Cellars • Heritage Red 2009
Fridays Creek Winery • Traminette 2009
Great Shoals • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2010
Harford Vineyard • Crimson Moon 2009
Layton's Chance • Traminette 2010
Layton's Chance • Lazy Day White 2010
Legends Vineyard • Chardonnay 2009
Legends Vineyard • Oaked Chardonnay 2009
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Captain's Table 2009
Running Hare Vineyard • Sangiovese nv
Running Hare Vineyard • Malbec nv
Running Hare Vineyard • Shiraz NV
Running Hare Vineyard • Chambourcin 2009
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Circe 2010


Bronze Medals

Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2009
Bordeleau Winery • Meritage NV
Bordeleau Winery • Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2008
Bordeleau Winery • Reserve Chardonnay 2007
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Dolce Vita 2010
Chateau Bonita • Merlot 2009
Costa Ventosa • Diana's Delight (Vidal Blanc) 2009
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Rosé 2009
DeJon Vineyards • Sweet Denise 2010
DeJon Vineyards • Festivus 2009
Elk Run Vineyards • Pinot Gris 2010
Elk Run Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2009
Elk Run Vineyards • Riesling 2010
Fiore Winery • L'Ombra NV
Fiore Winery • Cabernet Franc 2006
Fiore Winery • Pinot Grigio 2008
Fiore Winery • Francesca NV
Fiore Winery • Vignoles NV
Frederick Cellars • Riesling 2009
Frederick Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Frederick Cellars • City Lights 2009
Layton's Chance • Chambourcin 2010
Layton's Chance • Lazy Day Rose 2010
Layton's Chance • Joe's Cool Red 2010
Legends Vineyard • Cayuga 2010
Legends Vineyard • Pinot Gris 2009
Legends Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Legends Vineyard • Meritage 2008
Legends Vineyard • Daylight White 2009
Legends Vineyard • Midnight Red 2009
Legends Vineyard • Sunset Blush 2009
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin Rosé 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cayuga 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • 1634 Chardonnay 2009
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Vidal Blanc 2009
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Margravine Veltliner 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Chalelain Ravat Vidal 2010
St. Michaels Winery • "Island Belle" 2009
St. Michaels Winery • St. Michaels Winery White 2009
St. Michaels Winery • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
St. Michaels Winery • "Island Beauty" 2008
St. Michaels Winery • "Oakey Dokey" 2009
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Basilisk 2009
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Vintern's Cabernet 2009
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Chambourcin