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2018 Commercial Wine Competition

The 25th annual competition will highlight amazing wines from across the commonwealth. Join us as we showcase Virginia's vibrant wine industry. All proceeds from the competition will benefit the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Program, which offers over $70,000 in annual youth scholarships for higher education.


Entries due Wednesday, May 30, 2018

  • Ship or hand-deliver to the State Fair office
    • The Meadow Event Park
      Attn: Stuart Sanders
      13191 Dawn Blvd.
      Doswell, VA 23047
  • Drop entries off at your local county Virginia Farm Bureau office


Competition Details and Entry Forms

Gold and silver ribbons are awarded in all categories at the judges’ discretion. Winning wines will be on display during the State Fair, which will run Sept. 28 through Oct. 7 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

There will be an additional award for the most ribbons awarded to a single winery.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Best in Show winners!

Best in Show Red: Ingleside Vineyard's 2014 Petit Verdot
Best in Show White: General's Ridge Vineyard's 2015 Petit Manseng

2017 Competition Winners


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


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