Local wineries win honors in competition

From contributed reports
The honors keep coming for Rappahannock County viticulture.

Narmada Winery of Amissville recently was awarded a gold medal for its 2009 Viognier in the State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition. The winery also received first place for “Best Use of Whimsy on a Label” for its 2009 Dream wine.

The winery was also awarded three silver medals for its 2009 Dream, 2009 Mom and 2008 Reflection wines, as well as two bronze medals for its 2008 Chardonnay and 2009 Viognier in the recently concluded Sixth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, where 538 wines from 110 wineries in 11 states competed.

Earlier, Narmada won three platinum and a gold in the Virginia Wine Lover magazine’s third annual “Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Wine Classic,” in which a panel of wine experts evaluated more than 140 Virginia wines. Only three other wineries in the state received three platinum awards.

Washington’s Gadino Cellars 2008 Delfino Rosso Bordeaux Blend was awarded a gold medal at the Sixth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition held July 17 and 18 in Haymarket, Va. A total of 110 wineries from 11 states entered 538 wines in the competition.
Gadino’s 2008 Delfino Rosso, a blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, will be released to the public this fall.
The Gadino’s other entry in the competition — 2009 Luminoso White blend of Petite Manseng and Vidal Blanc received a bronze medal and is currently available at the Gadino Cellars tasting room.

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