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Posted on: April 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Williamsburg Winery Wins Medals in 2021 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Winemaker Challenge winners

The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that their 2019 Petit Manseng received a Platinum Medal in the 2021 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition. The 2019 Petit Manseng received 94 points and is available to purchase in a special limited pre-release sale through Sunday, May 2.

In a review of Platinum Medal winners, Rich Cook said, “Petit Manseng is a very interesting variety that you may not have had a chance to taste, and here’s a solid example worth seeking out. Floral and hard candy aromas lead to a palate that delivers the candy vibe with just a bit of residual sugar and leaves you with a zesty scour and a floral impression. I can see this flying out of the tasting room.”

The Williamsburg Winery also received four gold medals and three silver medals.

Gold Medals (90-93 points)

  • 2019 Wessex Hundred Viognier - 93 points - Yet to be released
  • 2019 Rkatsiteli Limited Release - 92 points - Wine Club Exclusive release
  • 2019 Cabernet Franc - 92 points
  • 2019 Petite Fleur Limited Release Aged in Cognac Barrels - 90 points

Silver Medals

  • 2019 Wessex Hundred Chardonnay
  • 2019 Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot
  • 2017 Merlot Reserve

The Williamsburg Winery is also selling an award-winning five pack of their Platinum and Gold medal wines. Wine may be shipped or picked up at the retail store.

To view more information on the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, visit their website

About the Williamsburg Winery

The Williamsburg Winery is over 50 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.

Williamsburg Winery Media Contact:
Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media for The Williamsburg Winery

James City County Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator

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