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.


2016 MD Governor's Cup Competition



Bests in Show

Governor's Cup: Boordy Vineyards • Albariño 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Jack Aellen Cup: Big Cork Vineyards • Black Cap NV (Washington Co.)

Best in Class

Best White: Boordy Vineyards • Albariño 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Best White Blend: Turkey Point Vineyard • Lighthouse White 2015 (Cecil Co.)
Best Rosé: Crow Vineyard • 2015 Barbera Rosé 2015 (Kent Co.)
Best Red: Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Estate Cabernet Franc 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Best Red Blend: Linganore Winecellars • Cabernet Reserve 2014 (Frederick Co.)
Best Fruit: Big Cork Vineyards • Black Cap NV (Washington Co.)
Best Cider: Great Shoals Winery • Hard Strawberry 2016 (Montgomery Co.)
Best Dessert: Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Ice 2014 (Washington Co.)

Double-Gold Medalists

Big Cork Vineyards • Black Cap NV (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Ice 2014 (Washington Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Albariño 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Bordeleau Winery • Reserve Chardonnay 2012 (Wicomico Co.)
Cool Ridge Vineyard • Grüner Veltliner 2015 (Washington Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2015 Barbera Rosé 2015 (Kent Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Bay Light 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Cabernet Reserve 2014 (Frederick Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Chardonnay Reserve 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Rosé 2015 (Montgomery Co.)

Gold Medalists

Big Cork Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Chardonnay 2015 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Malbec 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Petit Verdot 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Russian Kiss 2015 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Viognier 2015 (Washington Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Chesapeake Icon Chardonnay 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Dry Rosé 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Rockfish 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Estate Cabernet Franc 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Clovelly Vineyards • Hambleton Creek 2014 (Queen Anne’s Co.)
Clovelly Vineyards • Traminette 2015 (Queen Anne’s Co.)
Cool Ridge Vineyard • Grüner Veltliner 2015 (Washington Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2014 Sparkling Vidal Blanc 2014 (Kent Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2015 Vidal Blanc 2015 (Kent Co.)
Crow Vineyard • Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (Kent Co.)
Elk Run Vineyards • Syrah 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Fig Tree Winery • Winemaker’s Helper (Montgomery Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Block #1 Chambourcin 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Hard Strawberry 2016 (Montgomery Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Cabernet Franc 2013 (Washington Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Petit Verdot 2013 (Washington Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Prestige 2013 (Washington Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Chambourcin Reserve 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Anthem 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Tapestry, Third Edition NV (Carroll Co.)
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery • Archer NV (Frederick Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Albariño 2015 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chambourcin 2014 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • McIntosh Run NV (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Tributary White 2015 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Evoe 2013 (Montgomery Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Lighthouse White 2015 (Cecil Co.)

Silver Medalists

Big Cork Vineyards • Barbera 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (Washington Co.)
Black Ankle Vineyards • Chardonnay Reserve 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Black Ankle Vineyards • Crumbling Rock 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2013 (Baltimore Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Chesapeake Icon Vidal Blanc 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Landmark Reserve 2013 (Baltimore Co.)
Boordy Vineyards • Veritas Vintage Port 2013 (Baltimore Co.)
Bordeleau Winery • Cabernet Franc NV (Wicomico Co.)
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Estate Cabernet Franc 2014 (Frederick Co.)
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Estate Reserve Syrah 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Clovelly Vineyards • Pinot Gris 2015 (Queen Anne’s Co.)
Clovelly Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2015 (Queen Anne’s Co.)
Cool Ridge Vineyard • Chardonnay 2015 (Washington Co.)
Cool Ridge Vineyard • Cool White 2015 (Washington Co.)
Cool Ridge Vineyard • Viognier 2015 (Washington Co.)
Elk Run Vineyards • Gewurztraminer 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Elk Run Vineyards • Liberty Tavern Chardonnay 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Elk Run Vineyards • Pinot Noir 2014 (Frederick Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • 2014 Cabernet Franc 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Hard Blackberry 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Shipwreck NV (Montgomery Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Whitecaps NV (Montgomery Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Chambourcin Reserve 2014 (Washington Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Embrace NV (Washington Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Abisso 2014 (Frederick Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Midnight Bramble 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Linganore Winecellars • Traminette 2015 (Frederick Co.)
New Market Plains Vineyards • Rich Forest Chardonnay 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Cabernet Franc 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Channery Hill 2013 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Chardonnay 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Greenstone NV (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Malbec 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Somm Cuvée 2013 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Tapestry, Second Edition NV (Carroll Co.)
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery • Merlot Reserva 2013 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • 5th Anniversary White NV (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Captain’s Table 2014 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chaptico Rosé 2015 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Chardonnay 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Rocklands Farm • Farmhouse 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Rocklands Farm • Hillside 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Rocklands Farm • Honey Blossom 2015 (Montgomery Co.)
Romano Vineyard & Winery • Liberty 2014 (Prince George’s Co.)
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Duke 2013 (Baltimore Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012 (Montgomery Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Montgomery Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Circe Reserve 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Merlot 2014 (Cecil Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Rosé 2015 (Cecil Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Vidal Blanc 2015 (Cecil Co.)

Bronze Medalists

Big Cork Vineyards • Meritage 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Nebbiolo 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Syrah 2014 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2015 (Washington Co.)
Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Ice 2015 (Washington Co.)
Bordeleau Winery • Malbec NV (Wicomico Co.)
Bordeleau Winery • Meritage NV (Wicomico Co.)
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard • Overture 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Chateau Bu-De Bohemia Manor Farm • Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (Cecil Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2014 Barbera 2014 (Kent Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2014 Chardonnay 2014 (Kent Co.)
Crow Vineyard • 2014 Vidal Blanc 2014 (Kent Co.)
Elk Run Vineyards • Lord Baltimore Port 2008 (Frederick Co.)
Great Shoals Winery • Hard Plum 2016 (Montgomery Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Cuvee Josephine 2013 (Washington Co.)
Knob Hall Winery • Gold Digger NV (Washington Co.)
Loew Vineyards • Serendipity 2013 (Frederick Co.)
Loew Vineyards • Seyval Blanc NV (Frederick Co.)
New Market Plains Vineyards • Windy Day White 2015 (Frederick Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Black 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Channery Hill 2014 (Carroll Co.)
Old Westminster Winery • Viognier 2015 (Carroll Co.)
Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery • Pinot Gris Reserve 2014 (Calvert Co.)
Port of Leonardtown Winery • Barbera 2013 (St. Mary’s Co.)
Rocklands Farm • Medley 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Romano Vineyard & Winery • Chambourcin 2014 (Prince George’s Co.)
Romano Vineyard & Winery • Fallen Leaf 2014 (Prince George’s Co.)
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Abbess NV (Baltimore Co.)
Royal Rabbit Vineyards • Baroness 2015 (Baltimore Co.)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard • Chardonnay Reserve 2014 2014 (Montgomery Co.)
Triple Creek Winery • No Bull Red 2015 (Talbot Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Cabernet Franc 2015 (Cecil Co.)
Turkey Point Vineyard • Chardonnay 2015 (Cecil Co.