2014 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Commercial Gold Medalists

The French Broad Vignerons recently selected the gold, silver and bronze medal winners for commercial wineries and ribbon winners for noncommercial wineries for the 2014 Asheville Wine and Food Festival wine competitions. Commercial gold and silver medalists qualify for the French Broad Vignerons’ Best of the Appalachians designation. The results will be formally announced during the festival’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.

Commercial Gold Medal Winners

Double Gold:

Jones vonDrehle Estate — Rock & Rail


Addison Farms Vineyard — Smokehouse Red; City Scape Winery — Carolina Nights; Flint Hill Vineyards — Synergy; JOLO Winery & Vineyards — Grey Ghost; Jones vonDrehle — JVD Estate Petit Manseng 2013, JVD Estate Petit Verdot/Merlot, JVD Estate Barrel Select Chardonnay, JVD Old Railroad Red Sweet Red, JVD Estate Viognier; Montaluce Winery — Centurio; Mountain Brook Vineyards — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot; Parker-Binns Vineyard — Loco Lulu, Cabernet Sauvignon; Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery — Vermentino Riserva, Sangiovese Reserva, Vermentino, Montapulicano Riserva, Pinot Grigio; Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards — Viognier; Silver Fork Winery — Four Dog Blend


Addison Farms Vineyard — Gratitude; Biltmore Estate Wine Co. — Chateau Reserve, Blanc de Blanc Brut North Carolina; City Scape — Carolina Morning; Flint Hill Vineyards — Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tres Cerise; Jones vonDrehle — Chardonnay, Rosa Dia, Cab Franc, Merlot, Tempranillo, Petit Manseng 2012, Blackberry Nonvintage, Dulcimer Rose, Old Railroad White Peach Nonvintage; Lake James Cellars — Syrah, Chardonnay; Montaluce Winery — Montaluce Vidal Blanc; Mountain Brook Vineyards — Chardonnay; Parker-Binns Vineyard — Blackberry, Rose, Chardonnay; Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery — Montepulciano, Girasole; Shelton Vineyards — Yadkin Valley Cabernet Franc, Yadkin Valley Riesling, Yadkin Valley Merlot, Yadkin Valley Chardonnay; Silver Fork Winery — Chardonnay; Tiger Mountain Vineyards — Petit Manseng, Sweet Petit, Cabernet Franc Reserve


JOLO Winery and Vineyard — JOLO Pink, Chardonnay, JOLO Pink Lot 2; Jones vonDrehle — Old Railroad Red Blackberry; Mountain Brook Vineyard — Rosé; Silver Fork Winery — Chambourcin



Noncommercial winners

Double Blue Ribbon:

Thomas Mincarelli — Syrah/Petit Sirah

Blue ribbons:

Ken Chrisman — Semi-dry Red Muscadine; John Kinnaird — Pinot Noiret; Thomas Mincarelli — Bordeaux Mystery Blend, Lodi Merlot Free Run

Red ribbons:

Ken Chrisman — Sweet Red Muscadine, Sweet Scuppercham, Under the Vine Scuppernong, Jerry’s Sweet Red Muscadine, Scuppermusc Blend; John Kinnaird — Viognier, Bourdeaux Blend; Thomas Mincarelli — Lodi Merlot Free Run, Lodi Grenache Merlot, Melange Bordeaux Blend, Lodi Grenache, Lodi Merlot, Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Merlot, Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon; Mike Swindle — Viognier Niagara Blend

Yellow ribbons:

Ken Chrisman — Semi-Dry Scuppercham, Dry Red Muscadine; Jerry’s Semi-Dry Red Muscadine; Sweet Scuppernong, Black-and-Blue Berry; Thomas Mincarelli — Bordeaux Mystery Blend, Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot


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