The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that their 2017 Barrel Aged Virginia Claret received a Gold Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. They also received a Gold Medal for their 2017 Petit Verdot Reserve. For this competition, there were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries. This is the largest competition of North American wines.
The 2017 Barrel Aged Virginia Claret is a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc, 29% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and 8% Norton and has flavors of dark cherry, strawberry, blueberry and raspberry with a hint of cocoa and baking spices. This bottle is $19. The 2017 Petit Verdot Reserve is bursting with fresh ripe fruits of strawberry, raspberry and cherry along with some blueberry and blackberry. There is a hint of some darker dried fruits along with a touch of cocoa and vanilla. Both wines are available for purchase online and at the Williamsburg Winery gift shop.
In addition to their two Gold Medals, the Williamsburg Winery received several Silver and Bronze Medals.
- 2017 Wessex Hundred Cabernet Franc
- 2017 Petit Manseng
- 2017 Adagio
- 2017 Norton (Limited Release)
- 2017 Virginia Trianon
- 2017 Petit Verdot
- 2018 Wessex Hundred Viognier (Limited Release)
- 2018 Virginia Viognier
- 2018 Petite Fleur
To view more information on the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, visit their website.
The Williamsburg Winery is over 40 acres of vineyards, an on-site garden, a hotel and two restaurants, Café Provencal and the Gabriel Archer Tavern all set on Wessex Hundred, a 300-acre farm. The Williamsburg Winery opened in 1988 and is open year round. There are numerous sites on property for group tastings, weddings and private events. Additionally, the Williamsburg Winery hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that are open to the public.
For more information about The Williamsburg Winery, visit their website or Facebook page.
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator