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 Winemasters Choice



Best in Show

Knob Hall Winery • Prestige 2010

Best in Class

Best in Class White: Costa Ventosa • Puckum Pinot Grigio 2011
Best in Class White Blend: Boordy Vineyards • Seyval Chardonnay Vidal 2011
Best in Class Red: Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Best in Class Red Blend: Knob Hall Winery • Prestige 2010
Best in Class Off-Dry: Slack Winery • Danny Boy 2010
Best Sweet: Costa Ventosa • Riddle Farm Riesling 2011
Best in Class Dessert: Detour Vineyard & Winery • Meadow Breeze 2011
Best in Class Mead: Orchid Cellar • Archer
Best in Class Cider: Great Shoals Winery • Bosc & Bartlett Hard Pear 2011


Gold Medalists

Boordy Vineyards • Seyval Chardonnay Vidal 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2011
Costa Ventosa • Riddle Farm Riesling 2011
Costa Ventosa • Diana's Delight 2011
Costa Ventosa • Puckum Pinot Grigio 2011
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Meadow Breeze 2011
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Mornin' Deux 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Bosc & Bartlett Hard Pear 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Prestige 2010
Orchid Cellar • Archer
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Albariño 2011
Slack Winery • Danny Boy 2010


Silver Medalists

Aliceanna Winery • Rougeon 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Tango Peach
Boordy Vineyards • Boordy Vineyards Blush 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Chambourcin Merlot 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2009
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Chambourcin NV
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Pinot Grigio 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Rosé of Tintagel 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cygnus Red 2007
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Winter Solstice 2011
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Red Raspberry 2011
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Black Raspberry 2011
Frederick Cellars • Trails End 2009
Great Shoals Winery • Spencerville Red Hard Apple 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Winery Apple Sparkling
Great Shoals Winery • Black Twig Hard Apple 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Winery Sparkling Vidal 2011
Harford Vineyard • Sweet Harmony
Knob Hall Winery • Traminette 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Knob Hall Winery • Reve Rouge 2010
Knob Hall Winery • White Oak 2010
Layton's Chance Winery • Traminette 2010
Layton's Chance Winery • Lazy Day Rosé 2011
Layton's Chance Winery • Oaked Chambourcin 2010
Layton's Chance Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • 1634 Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cayuga 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Vidal Blanc 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chaptico Rose 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Wicomico Rosé 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Autumn Frost 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run 2011
Slack Winery • Montepulciano
Slack Winery • Maestro's Symphony 2009
St. Michaels Winery • "Martha" 2009
St. Michaels Winery • St. Michaels White 2011
St. Michaels Winery • Chardonnay 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Evoe 2009


Bronze Medalists

Aliceanna Winery • Riesling 2011
Aliceanna Winery • Semi-Dry Riesling 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2009
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Veritas Port 2007
Boordy Vineyards • Pinot Grigio 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay Reserve 2010
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Wicomico Red
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery • Sundancer 2009
Cassinelli Vineyards • Rosé Barbera 2010
Costa Ventosa • Tuckahoe Merlot 2010
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Hampton Cuvee 2011
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Manchester Hall 2008
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Passion 2011
Detour Vineyard & Winery • Pear 2011
Frederick Cellars • Eye of Oriole 2009
Frederick Cellars • Rosé 2009
Fridays Creek Winery • Rubilee 2008
Fridays Creek Winery • Seyval Blanc 2010
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Winery Peach Sparkling 2010
Harford Vineyard • Vintage Vidal 2011
Harford Vineyard • Cabernet Franc 2010
Layton's Chance Winery • Traminette 2011
Old Westminster Winery • Remnant Rosé 2011
Orchid Cellar • Hunter
Orchid Cellar • Monk
Orchid Cellar • Orchid Cellar Merlot 2010
Orchid Cellar • Beekeeper
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Captain's Table 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Chatelaine 2011
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Viscount 2010
Serpent Ridge Vineyard • Vintner's Cabernet 2009
Slack Winery • Slack Tide Blanc 2010
Slack Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Slack Winery • White Shoals 2008
St. Michaels Winery • Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Rosé 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Pinot Grigio 2011