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.


2012 MD Governor's Cup



Best in Show

Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2010

Best in Class

Best Sparkling: Great Shoals Winery • Sparkling Vidal 2011
Best White: Boordy Vineyards • Pinot Grigio 2011
Best White Blend: Knob Hall Winery • White Oak 2011
Best Red: Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Best Red Blend: Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2010
Best Rosé: Knob Hall Winery • Rosé 2011
Best Off-Dry: Frederick Cellars • Trail's End 2011
Best Sweet: Linganore Winecellars • Traminette 2011
Best Dessert: Port of Leonardtown Winery • Autumn Frost 2010
Best Port: Black Ankle Vineyards • Terra Dulce II
Best Mead: Orchid Cellar • Archer
Best Cider: Great Shoals Winery • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2011
Best Fruit: Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run 2011

Gold Medals

Black Ankle Vineyards • Crumbling Rock 2009
Black Ankle Vineyards • Terra Dulce II
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay   2011
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Pinot Grigio 2011
Cassinelli Winery • Merlot Reserve 2009
Chateau Bonita • Merlot 2010
Detour Winery • Red Raspberry 2011
Dove Valley Winery • Pinot Noir 2010
Frederick Cellars • Trail's End 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Sparkling Vidal 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Rosé 2011
Layton's Chance Vineyard • Lazy Day Rosé 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Indulgence 2010
Linganore Winecellars • Traminette 2011
Loew Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2009
Orchid Cellar • Archer
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Autumn Frost 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run 2011
Slack Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2010
 

Silver Medals

Black Ankle Vineyards • Bedlam 2011
Black Ankle Vineyards • Leaf Stone Syrah 2008
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay Reserve 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Dry Rose 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Seyval Chardonnay Vidal 2011
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Chambourcin
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Dolce Vita
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Honey Moon
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Red 2007
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Port of Manchester 2010
Detour Winery • Black Raspberry 2011
Detour Winery • Winter Solstice 2011
Elk Run Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2010
Elk Run Vineyards • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Elk Run Vineyards • Merlot 2010
Elk Run Vineyards • Pinot Noir 2010
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Harford Vineyard • Merlot 2009
Harford Vineyard • Sweet Harmony 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2009
Knob Hall Winery • Vidal Blanc 2011
Knob Hall Winery • White Oak 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Chambourcin 2007
Linganore Winecellars • Skipjack 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Sweet Chessie 2011
Loew Vineyards • Harvest Red 2009
Orchid Cellar • Merlot 2010
Perigeaux Winery • Rosé 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cayuga 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chaptico Rose 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Vidal Blanc 2010
Slack Winery • Montepulciano 2010
Slack Winery • Red Drum Red 2010
St. Michaels Winery • Martha 2011
St. Michaels Winery • MD Chardonnay 2010
St. Michaels Winery • Pinot Gris 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Evoe! 2009
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2011
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Merlot 2010
Woodhall Wine Cellars • Seyval 2011

Bronze Medals

Black Ankle Vineyards • V.G.V. 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2011
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Pinot Grigio 2011
Cassinelli Winery • Barbera Reserve 2009
Cassinelli Winery • Barbera Rosé 2010
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Amber NV
Crow Vineyard & Winery • Vidal Blanc 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Chardonnay 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Rosé 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Manchester Hall 2008
Detour Winery • Crimson Glory 2011
Detour Winery • Meadow Breeze 2011
Detour Winery • Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Distillery Lane Ciderworks • Jefferson 2011
Dove Valley Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Dove Valley Winery • Dove Valley Red 2010
Dove Valley Winery • Pinot Select Barrel 2010
Elk Run Vineyards • Syrah 2010
Galloping Goose Vineyard • Risque NV
Harford Vineyard • Traminette 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Traminette 2011
Layton's Chance Vineyard • Vidal 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Abisso 2007
Linganore Winecellars • Effervescence 2010
Linganore Winecellars • Plum 2010
Loew Vineyards • Serendipity 2010
Perigeaux Winery • Mackall Road Merlot 2010
Perigeaux Winery • Merlot Reserve 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • 1634 Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Wicomico Rose 2011
Slack Winery • Lush Blush 2011
Slack Winery • Sangiovese 2010
St. Michaels Winery • St. Michaels White 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Circe 2011