Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015: medal winners

Photo by Ayana Dusenberry
Photo by Ayana Dusenberry

At the 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Festival’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, Aug. 22, the French Broad Vignerons will be formally announcing the winners of both commercial and non-commercial wine competitions. The group met Saturday the 15th to decide who would be deemed the top regional wine makers. Gold and Silver Medal Wines are designated “Best Of The Appalachians.”

Announcement from the French Broad Vignerons of the Commercial Wine Competition results:

  • Double Gold Medal
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Viognier 2013
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Laurel Hill – Vidal Blanc 2014
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Burntshirt Vineyards Estate White -Vidal Blanc 2013
    • Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, Ronda, NC – Vermentino Superiore – Vermentino 2014
    • Watauga Lake Winery, Butler, TN – Fox Hollow – 50% Chancellor, 50% Steuben 2014
    • Parker-Binns Vineyard, Mill Spring, NC – Rose – Merlot 2014

 

  • Gold Medal
    • Watauga Lake Winery, Butler, TN – Duncan Hollow – Chancellor 2013
    • Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Asheville, NC – Biltmore Estate Chateau Reserve Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, North Carolina – Chardonnay 2011
    • Adagio Vineyards, Elkin, NC – Vivace – 94% Traminette, 3% Muscat, 3% Chardonnay 2014
    • Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Columbus, NC – Chardonnay 2013
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – Windy Hill – Muscadine
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – O Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc 2013
    • Fair Game Beverage Company, Pittsboro, NC – Ferris – 22.5% each Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Norton.  5% Touriga
    • Parker-Binns Vineyard, Mill Spring, NC – Loco Lulu – Soft Red Wine – Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 2014
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – Sunset Hills – Muscadine
    • Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, Ronda, NC – Montepulciano Riserva – Montepulciano 2013
    • Jolo Winery & Vineyards, Pilot Mountain, NC – Jolotage – Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah, Cynthiana
    • Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC – Port – Cabernet Franc – 2006
    • Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Asheville, NC – Biltmore Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, North Carolina – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Homeplace – Blackberry 2014
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – Crystal Creek – Muscadine
    • Jolo Winery & Vineyards, Pilot Mountain, NC – Pilot Fog – Cynthiana 2014
    • Silver Fork Winery, Morganton, NC – Four Dog Red Blend – Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot – 2013
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Viognier Estate – Viognier 2014
    • Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, Ronda, NC – Sangiovese Riserva – Sangiovese 2013
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Lower Vineyard – Riesling 2014

 

  • Silver Medal
    • Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Columbus, NC – Merlot 2013
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – Liquid Sunshine – Vinifera Blend
    • Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC – Two Five Nine Petit Verdot – Petit Verdot 2011
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Cabernet Franc Estate – Cabernet Franc 2012
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – Just One More Thing “Merlot” – Merlot
    • Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Columbus, NC – Muscadine – Carlos -2013
    • South Creek Vineyards & Winery, Nebo, NC – Cabernet Sauvignon – 2010
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – O Cellars Reserve Chardonnay – Chardonnay 2013
    • Parker-Binns Vineyard, Mill Spring, NC – Moscato – Muscat – 2014
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Rosa Dia Estate – Grenache 2014
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Wallace – Apple 2014
    • Treehouse Vineyards, Monroe, NC – “Her Way” Cabernet
    • Mountain Brook Vineyards, Tryon, NC – Pinot Grigio 2014
    • Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Asheville, NC – Biltmore Estate Riesling – Riesling 2013
    • South Creek Vineyards & Winery, Nebo, NC – Cabernet Franc – 2011
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Riesling 2014
    • Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Asheville, NC – Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay, North Carolina – Chardonnay 2014
    • Fair Game Beverage, Pittsboro, NC – Scuppernong Tipper – Scuppernong
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Chardonnay Barrel Estate – Chardonnay 2013
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Chestnut Gap – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    • Mountain Brook Vineyards, Tryon, NC – Magis – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot 2012
    • South Creek Vineyards & Winery, Nebo, NC – Duet – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot 2011
    • St. Paul Mountain Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Centennial Farm Heritage – Riesling 2014
    • Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Columbus, NC – Tosca Heritage – 80% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese 2013
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Gruner Veltliner 2014
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Petit Manseng Estate – Petit Manseng 2014
    • Lake James Cellars, Glen Alpine, NC – Cabernet Franc 2013
    • Parker-Binns Vineyard, Mill Spring, NC – Loco Lulu – Soft White Wine – Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Viognier 2014
    • Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC – Bin 17 Unoaked Chardonnay 2014
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Tempranillo Estate – Tempranillo 2014
    • Adagio Vineyards, Elkin, NC – Harmony – 50% Merlot, 50% Petit Verdot 2014
    • Lake James Cellars, Glen Alpine, NC – Chardonnay 2013
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Malbec Estate – Malbec – 2013
    • Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Asheville, NC – Biltmore Estate Pinot Noir – Pinot Noir 2012
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Merlot Estate – Merlot 2012
    • Silver Fork Winery,Morganton, NC – Nonsense – Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot NV
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Petit Manseng Estate -Petit Manseng 2013

 

  • Bronze Medal
    • Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Thurmond, NC – Chardonnay Estate – Chardonnay 2013
    • Silver Fork Winery, Morganton, NC – Merlot 2013
    • Addison Farms Vineyard, Leicester, NC – Five Twenty-Nine – Barbera 2013
    • Fair Game Beverage, Pittsboro, NC – Peach Tipper – Peach
    • Addison Farms Vineyard, Leicester, NC – Smokehouse Red – 60% Chambourcin, 40% Sangiovese NV
    • Addison Farms Vineyard, Leicester, NC – Coming Home – 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot 2012
    • Fontaine Vineyards, Marshall, NC – Chardonnay 2014
    • Lake James Cellars, Glen Alpine, NC – Merlot 2012
    • Burntshirt Vineyards, Hendersonville, NC – Apple Wine 2014
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