Shenandoah Cup

November 10, 2023

5th Annual Shenandoah Cup Celebration

Shenandoah Cup Wine Competition

Wine competitions are held to obtain valid comparisons of wines by trained experts to draw attention to a specific winemaking region. Following after other Virginia wine regions, the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail decided to create their own to gain recognition for their top notch wines. The first competition was first held in 2019. The goal is to draw more attention to the Shenandoah Valley AVA highlighting the superior growing conditions for wine grapes and the resulting wines that are being made. Wine submitted for judging must be at least 85% Shenandoah Valley AVA wines and produced by one of our members.

Shenandoah Valley Trail Winery Members at the inaugural 2019 Shenandoah Cup Gala.

2022 Shenandoah Cup Winner

Congratulations to Cave Ridge Vineyard, winemaker Randy Phillips and his team for winning the 2022 Shenandoah Cup with 2019 Fossil Hill Reserve. Awards for the 2022 competition were handed out by VA Secretary of Agriculture Matt Lohr on Friday, November 11 at the Shenandoah Cup Gala. Fossil Hill is Cave Ridge’s Bordeaux-style blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot.

Compliments to all the medal winners at the 2022 competition that are listed below.

Gold Medals

Barren Ridge 2017 Meritage
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Vineyard Site Series – Cab Franc
Bluestone Vineyards 2021 Malbec
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Petit Verdot
Bluestone Vineyards 2017 Blue Ice
Brix & Columns 2021 Cabernet Franc
Cave Ridge Vineyard NV Summer Splash
Cave Ridge Vineyard 2019 Cabernet Franc
Cave Ridge Vineyard 2019 Fossill Hill Reserve
Cave Ridge Vineyard 2019 Petit Verdot
Muse Vineyards NV Blanc de Blanc
Muse Vineyards 2019 Petit Verdot
Rockbridge Vineyards 2021 Rockbridge Traminette
Rockbridge Vineyards 2018 V d’Or
Wolf Gap Vineyards 2017 Mariage

Silver Medals

Barren Ridge 2021 Alma-ata
Barren Ridge 2021 Viognier
Barren Ridge 2021 Riesling
Barren Ridge 2021 Tinkling Spring
Barren Ridge 2019 Cabernet Franc
Barren Ridge 2019 Merlot
Bluestone Vineyards 2107 Blanc de Blanc
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Vidal Blanc
Bluestone Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay
Bluestone Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay
Bluestone Vineyards 2021 The Locals
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Bridgewater Gold
Bluestone Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Merlot
Bluestone Vineyards 2021 Bridgewater Crimson
Bluestone Vineyards 2019 Steep Face
Briede Family Vineyards 2021 Brix 21
Briede Family Vineyards 2021 Cayuga
Briede Family Vineyards 2021 Tous les Jouys
Briede Family Vineyards 2021 The Bloom
Briede Family Vineyards 202 Arandell
Briede Family Vineyards 2019 Speed of Sound
Brix & Columns 2021 Chardonnay
Brix & Columns 2020 Sweet W
Cave Ridge Vineyard 2020 Blanc de Blanc
Cave Ridge Vineyard 2021 Blanc de Blanc
Kindred Pointe Vineyard 2019 Picasso
Kindred Pointe Vineyard 2019 Petit Verdot
Kindred Pointe Vineyard 2019 Chambourcin
Muse Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc
Muse Vineyards 2019 Nebbiolo
Muse Vineyards 2019 Clio
Rockbridge Vineyards 2018 DeChiel Riesling
Rockbridge Vineyards 2016 DeChiel Syrah
Wisteria Farm & Vineyard 2021 Peresphone
Wolf Gap Vineyards 2020 Chardonnay
Wolf Gap Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc

Bronze Medals

Cave Ridge Vineyard 2019 Chambourcin
Kindred Pointe Vineyard 2019 Seyval
Rockbridge Vineyards 2015 Tuscarora Red
Wisteria Farm & Vineyard 2021 Chardonnay
Wisteria Farm & Vineyard 2021 Adonis
Wolf Gap Vineyards NV Viognier – Traminette