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.


2013 Winemasters Choice



Best in Show
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2011

Best in Class
Best White: Knob Hall Winery • Traminette 2011
Best White Blend: Harford Vineyard • Sweet Harmony 2011
Best Rosé: Boordy Vineyards • Dry Rosé 2012
Best Red: Bordeleau Vineyards • Chambourcin NV
Best Red Blend: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2011
Best Off-Dry: Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal 2012
Best Mead: Orchid Cellar Winery • Monk NV
Best Sparkling: Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Peach Sparkling 2012
Best Dessert: Linganore Winecellars • Sweet Chessie 2011

Gold Medalists

Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal 2012
Big Cork Vineyards Vineyards • Late Harvest Vidal Blanc 2012
Boordy Vineyards • Dry Rosé 2012
Bordeleau Vineyards • Chambourcin NV
Bordeleau Vineyards • Cabernet Sauvignon NV
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Symphony 2012
Great Shoals Winery • Blazing Star Hard Peach (sparkling cider) 2012
Great Shoals Winery • Great Shoals Peach Sparkling 2012
Harford Vineyard • Sweet Harmony 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Traminette 2011
Layton’s Chance Vineyard • Vidal Blanc 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Red Skins 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Sweet Chessie 2011
Orchid Cellar Winery • Monk NV
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Captain's Table 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Comus 2011

Silver Medalists
Aliceanna Winery • Bella's Berry Blend 2012
Aliceanna Winery • Rougeon 2012
Big Cork Vineyards • Traminette 2012
Boordy Vineyards • Chardonnay 2011
Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010
Boordy Vineyards • Pinot Grigio 2012
Bordeleau Vineyards • Merlot NV
Bordeleau Vineyards • Peach Wine
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Port of Manchester 2010
Cygnus Wine Cellars • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
DeJon Vineyards • Sweet Denise 2012
DeJon Vineyards • Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Detour Winery • Chambourcin 2010
Great Frogs Winery • Annapolis White 2011
Great Frogs Winery • Lollipop Red NV
Great Frogs Winery • Annapolis Red NV
Harford Vineyard • Traminette 2011
Harford Vineyard • Crimson Moon 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Gold Digger
Layton’s Chance Vineyard • Chambourcin 2011
Linganore Winecellars • Chardonnay 2012
Linganore Winecellars • Terrapin 2012
Orchid Cellar Winery • Castellan NV
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chaptico Rose 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Autumn Frost 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Chatelaine’s Blush 2012
Slack Winery • White Shoals 2009
Slack Winery • Rocky Shoals NV
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Sugarloaf Rosé 2012
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Sugarloaf Pinot Grigio 2012
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Sugarloaf Chardonnay 2012
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Evoe 2010
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2011

Bronze Medalists
Big Cork Vineyards • Chardonnay 2012
Boordy Vineyards • South Mountain Red 2011
Bordeleau Vineyards • Cabernet Franc NV
Cassinelli Vineyards • Chardonnay 2009
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Intermezzo 2012
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Serenade 2012
Detour Winery • Pineapple Dessert 2011
Detour Winery • Detour Winery House White 2011
Great Frogs Winery • Chardonnay 2012
Great Frogs Winery • Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Great Shoals Winery • Crispin Hard Apple (still) 2012
Harford Vineyard • Malbec 2011
Harford Vineyard • Peach Kissed 2012
Harford Vineyard • Merlot 2010
Harford Vineyard • Vintage Vidal Blanc 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Vida Blanc 2011
Knob Hall Winery • Starboard
Knob Hall Winery • cabernet Franc Reserve 2011
Layton’s Chance Vineyard • Oaked Chambourcin 2011
Layton’s Chance Vineyard • Dessert Traminette 2012
Orchid Cellar Winery • Beekeeper NV
Orchid Cellar Winery • Blacksmith NV
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Merlot 2009
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin Reserve 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Wicomico Rose 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cayuga 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run Non-Vintage (2011 production)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • '1634' Chardonnay 2010
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Cabernet Franc 2010
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Baroness 2012
Slack Winery • Lush Blush NV
Slack Winery • Pink Shoals NV
Slack Winery • Southern Roots 2011