Competitions & Education
2016 Commercial Wine Competition Results
The 23rd annual State Fair of Virginia Commercial Wine Competition was held June 27. The competition had more than 90 entries from all over the state. Esteemed judges from the wine community spent the day deliberating to choose this year’s medalists.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Commercial Wine and Wine Label competitions!
We are excited about the 23rd annual State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition, which promotes and showcases a vibrant and important element of Virginia agriculture.
All proceeds from the competition benefit the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Program, which offers $70,000 in annual scholarships for student competitors’ higher education.
Look for the 2017 guidelines in January. Below are 2016 Guidelines for reference:
2016 Competition Details & Entry Instructions
Gold and silver ribbons were awarded in all categories at the judges’ discretion. Winning wines will be on display during the State Fair, which will run Sept. 23 through Oct. 2 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
There will be an additional award for the most ribbons awarded to a single winery.
All wines of any vintage within the categories below and produced in wineries within Virginia may be entered.
Chardonnay – Oak
Chardonnay – Non-Oak
Other Red Varietals
Other White Varietals