This post is by Kathy from Wine Trail Traveler LLC
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2019 is the 36th year for the Virginia Governor’s Cup. Each year Virginia wineries are provided with the opportunity to submit their wines to the Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Competition.
The submitted wines go through four preliminary tastings in Washington, D.C. Then the finalists move on to the final wine tastings in Richmond Virginia. The top winner of the Governor’s Cup is chosen from the top 12 best wines submitted. In 2019, Horton Vineyards won the Governor’s Cup with their 2016 Petit Manseng.
All 12 top-rated wines are used for marketing the wines of Virginia by the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office.
One of the marketing events includes a Governor’s Cup Case Seminar that takes place May 21, 2019. The main seminar will take place at King Family Vineyards where all the winemakers will be available to talk about their wines …