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Stinson 2017 Meritage Makes 2022 Gov’s Cup Case

Governor Glenn Youngkin presented this year’s Governor’s Cup award to Melanie Natoli of Cana Vineyards in Middleburg, VA for her 2019 Unité Reserve. The remaining 11 wines in the Virginia Governor’s Cup Case include Stinson Vineyards’ 2017 Meritage and are a collection of the competition’s 12 highest scoring wines.

The full case includes: 

  • Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg 2019 Unité Reserve
  • 50 West Vineyards 2019 Ashby Gap
  • Barboursville Vineyards 2020 Vermentino Reserve
  • Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg 2019 Le Mariage
  • Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2020 Albariño
  • Michael Shaps Winery 2019 Chardonnay
  • Pollak Vineyards 2017 Meritage
  • Rockbridge Vineyard 2018 V d’Or
  • Shenandoah Vineyards 2019 Reserve Red
  • Stinson Vineyards 2017 Meritage
  • Trump Winery 2015 Brut Reserve
  • Wisdom Oak Winery 2019 NINETEEN

According to Governor Youngkin, “The 40th anniversary of the competition saw the most diverse selection of award-winning wines to date, demonstrating the passion and experimental spirit of Virginia driving our wine industry to new heights”.

The Virginia Governor’s Cup Case includes a variety of styles and represents three leading wine regions across the Commonwealth: Central Virginia, Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley. Seven wines in the case are meritage, Bordeaux-style blends—wines that balance the subtlety of the Old World with the boldness of the new, embodying Virginia’s unique place in the world. Elegant, expressive white varietals also tell the story of this year’s competition with Chardonnay, Vermentino, Albariño, sparkling and a dessert rounding out the case. 

Events

  • Session Sunday Finale: The Pollocks

    Our Session Sunday spring music series concludes on Memorial Day Sunday, May 29th, with live music b…

    May 29 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: Scuffletown

    Join us Thursday, June 2nd, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by Scuffletown. With free admission, ther…

    June 2 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: FarAway

    Join us on Thursday, June 9th, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by FarAway. With free admission, there…

    June 9 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: HOBOJAC

    Join us on Thursday, June 16th, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by HOBOJAC! With free admission, ther…

    June 16 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: Cleidsner

    Join us on Thursday, June 23rd, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by Cleidsner. With free admission, th…

    June 23 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: Cville Jazz Congregation & SBB Oysters

    Join us on Thursday, June 30th, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by Cville Jazz Congregation. **Salty …

    June 30 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards
  • Tailgate Thursday: Gallatin Canyon & SBB Oysters

    Join us on Thursday, July 7th, from 6-9PM to enjoy live music by Gallatin Canyon. **Salty Bottom Blu…

    July 7 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm at Stinson Vineyards

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