Rappahannock Cellars Wins Again

By Posted on Oct 15 2009 | By

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association awarded Rappahannock Cellars 2007 Chardonnay, Best of Category, at its 2009 awards ceremony on Capitol Hill on October 14.  The event was held in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus.

Two additional wines from our Huntly, Virginia winery were also named winners in the competition, the 2008 Seyval Blanc and 2008 Viognier.

The winning wines were selected by a panel of 20 distinguished judges from among 515 entries submitted by 109 wineries located in 11 East Coast states.

I was in attendance at the Capitol Hill affair and accepted the awards on behalf of our proprietor, John Delmare; winemaker, Jason Burrus; and Vineyard Manager, Tom Kelly. The affair’s attendees included members of the United States Congressional Wine Caucus, industry representatives and Hill staff.

The  Wine Caucus consists of 250 Members of Congress and is a bi-partisan, bi-cameral organization providing its members information on a wide range of Federal issues impacting American winegrape growers and vintners.

Congressman Frank Wolf Presents Award

Congressman Frank Wolf Presents Award

Congressman Frank Wolf, a member of the caucus, presented our award in the crowded committee room.  All of the award winning wines were served during the festivities along with a tasty array of artisan cheeses, meats and baguettes.

 The 2007 Chardonnay—also named “Best White Wine” in the Virginia Governor’s Cup competition—has been a tasting room favorite since its initial release. The wine exhibits a  nose of nectar and hay followed by toasted spice. The palate offers exceptionally clean aromas of green apple, hay and vanilla, and closes with a remarkably long finish.

With yet another recognition of Rappahannock Cellars success, our mission of  Revolutionizing Virginia Wine continues.

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Awards Ceremony

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Awards Ceremony

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