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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 

Awards

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.

Entering

All wines of any vintage within the categories below and produced in wineries within Virginia may be entered.

Albarino
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chambourcin
Chardonnay – Oak
Chardonnay – Non-Oak
Gewurztraminer
Riesling
Merlot
Nebbiolo
Norton
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Petit Mansung
Pinot Noir
Petit Verdot
Rose Varietals

 
Sangiovese
Sauvignon Blanc
Seyval Blanc
Tannat
Vidal Blanc
Viognier
Blended Reds
Blended Whites
Other Red Varietals
Other White Varietals
Sparkling Wines
Fruit
Dessert
Hard Cider
Mead