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2017 Competition Winners

Browse award winners from the North Carolina State Fair wine competition and plan your visit to taste the best varietals the state has to offer.

2017 Sponsors

Riedel               Surry Community College

Apple/Pear

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & WineryApple PieSilver
James Creek Cider HouseBig DipperSilver

Berry

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsChestnut Gap CottageBest of Show (Fruit/Honey)
Grove WineryStrawberrySilver
FernCrest WineryBlack LadyBronze

Blanc du Bois

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryDangerous Waters WhiteSilver
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryBlanc du boisSilver

Cabernet Franc

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Biltmore Estate Wine CompanyCabernet FrancSilver
Burntshirt VineyardsReserve Cabernet FrancSilver
Cherokee Cellars WineryCabernet FrancSilver
Childress VineyardsReserve Cabernet FrancSilver
Childress VineyardsCabernet FrancSilver
Divine Llama VineyardsCabernet FrancSilver
Laurel Gray VineyardsShilohSilver
Medaloni Cellars Cabernet FrancSilver
RayLen Vineyards and WineryCabernet FrancSilver
Shelton VineyardsCabernet FrancSilver
Daveste' VineyardsCabernet FrancBronze
Dobbins Creek VineyardsCabernet FrancBronze
Jones von Drehle VineyardsCabernet FrancBronze
Old North State WineryCabernet FrancBronze
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardCabernet FrancBronze

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Shelton VineyardsCabernet SauvignonDouble Gold
Dobbins Creek VineyardsCabernet SauvignonGold
Biltmore Estate Wine CompanyCabernet SauvignonSilver
Childress VineyardsReserve Cabernet SauvignonSilver
Childress VineyardsSignature Cabernet SauvignonSilver
Childress VineyardsCabernet SauvignonSilver
Daveste' VineyardsCabernet SauvignonSilver
Flint Hill VineyardsCabernet SauvignonSilver
Laurel Gray VineyardsCabernet SauvignonSilver
RayLen Vineyards and WineryCabernet SauvignonSilver
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardCabernet SauvignonSilver
Hanover Park VineyardCab 3.2.1Bronze

Carlos

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Old North State WineryFish Hippie SeerSucker Sweet WhiteBest of Show (Muscadine)
Sanders RidgeCarlos MuscadineGold
A Secret Garden WineryCarlos MuscadineSilver
Cauble Creek VineyardLa-ViniaSilver
Childress VineyardsMuscadine WhiteSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsA Sweetheart StreamSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsCatherineSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsRiverton EstateSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsLivy EstateSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsMcNeillSilver
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryCarolina WildflowerSilver
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryCarlosSilver
Lu Mil VineyardOld CumberlandSilver
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & WineryCarlosBronze
Cypress Bend VineyardsReminiscenceBronze
Sanders RidgePeach MangoBronze

Chambourcin

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Flint Hill VineyardsFlint Hill Vineyards ChambourcinSilver
Flint Hill VineyardsChambourcinBronze
JOLO Winery & VineyardsCrimson CreekBronze

Chardonel

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Divine Llama VineyardsChardonelSilver

Chardonnay (Oaked)

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Biltmore Estate Wine CompanyChardonnayDouble Gold
Medaloni Cellars Signature Series ChardonnayDouble Gold
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsChardonnay Barrel AgedDouble Gold
Jones von Drehle VineyardsChardonnayGold
Burntshirt VineyardsHarvest MoonSilver
Childress VineyardsSignature ChardonnaySilver
Childress VineyardsReserve ChardonnaySilver
Old North State WineryChardonnaySilver
Piccione VineyardsChardonnaySilver
Point Lookout VineyardsChardonnaySilver
RayLen Vineyards and WineryBarrel ChardonnaySilver
Sanders Ridge2015 ChardonnaySilver

Chardonnay (Un-Oaked)

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Shelton VineyardsBin 17 Unoaked ChardonnayDouble Gold
Childress VineyardsChardonnaySilver
Piccione VineyardsUnoaked ChardonnayBronze
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardChardonnayBronze
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsChardonnayBronze
Sanctuary Vineyards ChardonnayBronze

Dessert

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Childress VineyardsStarboundSilver
Fair Game Beverage CoScuppernong TipperSilver
JOLO Winery & VineyardsTraminetteSilver
Laurel Gray VineyardsFort HamptonSilver
Sanctuary Vineyards OBX ICESilver
Childress VineyardsFinish LineBronze
Laurel Gray VineyardsSangriaBronze
Sanders RidgeClassic '57Bronze

Doreen

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Cauble Creek VineyardMae BelleSilver

Fruit Hard Ciders

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
James Creek Cider HouseGemini Double DipperSilver
Westbend Winery and BreweryHard CiderSilver

Grape & Fruit Blends

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Divine Llama VineyardsMerlinaSilver
Twisted Vine WineryPatriot's BlendSilver

Magnolia

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryMoondance MagnoliaSilver
Old Homeplace VineyardSkinny Dippin'Silver
Cypress Bend VineyardsIsabelBronze
Lu Mil VineyardHarmony HallBronze

Malbec

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Childress VineyardsReserve MalbecGold
Jones von Drehle VineyardsReserve MalbecSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsReserve MalbecBronze

Merlot

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
RayLen Vineyards and WineryMerlotDouble Gold
Childress VineyardsSignature MerlotSilver
Childress VineyardsReserve MerlotSilver
Childress VineyardsMerlotSilver
Divine Llama VineyardsMerlotSilver
Dobbins Creek VineyardsMerlotSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsReserve MerlotSilver
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardMerlotSilver
Brandon Hills VineyardMerlotBronze
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsMerlotBronze
Sanders Ridge2015 MerlotBronze

Montepulciano

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Piccione VineyardsMontepulciano RiservaSilver
Raffaldini Vineyards & WineryMontepulciano Silver

Niagara

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Elkin Creek VineyardSoft WhiteSilver

Noble

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Sanctuary Vineyards PlankDouble Gold
Cauble Creek VineyardMonroeSilver
Chestnut Trail VineyardLegadoSilver
Childress VineyardsMuscadine RedSilver
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryHoliday ClassicSilver
Lu Mil VineyardCape Town RedSilver
Lu Mil VineyardSir Walter RaleighSilver
Old North State WineryFish Hippie SeerSucker Sweet RedSilver
Twisted Vine WineryMuscadineSilver
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryNobleBronze

Norton/Cynthiana

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
JOLO Winery & VineyardsPilot FogBronze

Other

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Twisted Vine WinerySouthern HeatSilver

Other Red Varietals

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Brandon Hills VineyardBarberaGold
Childress VineyardsReserve BarberaGold
Shelton VineyardsTwo Five Nine TannatGold
Elkin Creek VineyardDornfelderSilver
Grove WineryCarménèreSilver
Grove WineryNebbioloSilver
Piccione VineyardsNeroSilver
Raffaldini Vineyards & WinerySagrantinoSilver
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardLembergerSilver
Sanctuary Vineyards AglianicoSilver
Hanover Park VineyardMourvedreBronze
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardTourigaBronze
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardCork & PorkBronze

Other White Varietals

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Burntshirt VineyardsGruner VeltlinerGold
Brandon Hills VineyardSweet AmeliaSilver
Douglas VineyardsEnochville GoldSilver
Piccione VineyardsVermentinoSilver
Raffaldini Vineyards & WineryVermentinoSilver
Sanctuary Vineyards PearlSilver

Petit Manseng

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Jones von Drehle VineyardsPetit MansengSilver
Rock of Ages Winery and VineyardPetit MansengSilver

Petit Verdot

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Childress VineyardsReserve Petit VerdotSilver
Childress VineyardsPetit VerdotSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsPetit VerdotSilver
Laurel Gray VineyardsFamily Select ReserveSilver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsPetit VerdotSilver
Westbend Winery and BreweryPetit VerdotBronze

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Laurel Gray VineyardsPinot GrisSilver
Raffaldini Vineyards & WineryPinot GrigioSilver
Childress VineyardsPinot GrigioBronze

Pure Honey Wines/Meads

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Starrlight MeadTraditional Sourwood MeadSilver
Starrlight MeadTraditional Off-dry MeadSilver

Red Blends

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Brandon Hills VineyardRaptor Red BlendSilver
Childress VineyardsReserve MeritageSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsAutumnSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsCampbellSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsHollyberry RedSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsSundownSilver
JOLO Winery & VineyardsRed BlendSilver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsJasperSilver
Brandon Hills VineyardRaptor Red BlendBronze
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & WineryThree C'sBronze
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & WineryChambourcin-Cynthiana BlendBronze
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & WineryBrushy Mountain MemoriesBronze
Childress VineyardsPinnacleBronze
Childress VineyardsThree Red Table WineBronze
Divine Llama VineyardsIn a Heart BeatBronze
Dobbins Creek VineyardsRam Cat RedBronze
Douglas VineyardsFreeze Road RedBronze
Flint Hill VineyardsTres CeriseBronze
Grove WineryBlock B (Meritage/Bordeaux blend)Bronze
Herrera vineyardsSoleraBronze
Herrera vineyardsDevilishBronze
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryGimme Some SugarBronze
Old Homeplace VineyardHomecomingBronze
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsQueenBronze
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsChestnut East ReserveBronze
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsChestnut GapBronze
Sanctuary Vineyards Cabernet FrancBronze
Sanctuary Vineyards Double BarrelBronze
Twisted Vine WineryWho's Ya DaddyBronze

Riesling

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Old Homeplace VineyardRieslingDouble Gold
Childress VineyardsRieslingGold
Linville Falls WineryRieslingSilver
RayLen Vineyards and WineryRieslingSilver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsLower Vineyard Silver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsCentennial Farm HeritageSilver
Shelton VineyardsRieslingSilver
Dobbins Creek VineyardsDry RieslingBronze
Point Lookout VineyardsRiesling DryBronze
Point Lookout VineyardsRieslingBronze
Westbend Winery and BreweryRiesling Bronze

Rose/Blush Blends

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Hinnant Family Vineyards & WineryElectric PelicanDouble Gold
Herrera vineyardsRoseSilver
Laurel Gray Vineyards1773 Rose'Silver
Linville Falls WineryRose'Silver
Lu Mil VineyardBladen BlushSilver
Old Homeplace VineyardTire Swing Rose'Silver
Point Lookout VineyardsRoseSilver
Sanctuary Vineyards WildflowersSilver
Shelton VineyardsDry RoseSilver
Cypress Bend VineyardsRoseneathBronze
Dobbins Creek VineyardsDry RoseBronze

Sangiovese

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Piccione VineyardsSangioveseGold
Elkin Creek VineyardSangioveseSilver
Grove WinerySangioveseSilver
Raffaldini Vineyards & WinerySangioveseSilver

Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Shelton VineyardsSauvignon BlancGold
Childress VineyardsSauvignon BlancSilver

Scuppernong

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Twisted Vine WineryCindy's SelectDouble Gold

Seyval Blanc

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Banner Elk WinerySeyval Blanc ReserveSilver
Banner Elk WinerySeyval BlancSilver
Linville Falls WineryMountain WhiteSilver

Single Varietal Blush/Rose

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
FernCrest WineryRose of NortonSilver
Grove WineryJug House BlushSilver
Grove WineryRose'Silver
JOLO Winery & VineyardsJOLO PinkSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsDulcimerSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsGrenache RoseSilver
Piccione VineyardsRosatoSilver

Sparkling

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Biltmore Estate Wine CompanyBlanc de BlancsSilver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsRoseraieSilver

Tempranillo

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Jones von Drehle VineyardsTempranilloBronze

Traminette

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Daveste' VineyardsTraminetteSilver
Divine Llama VineyardsTraminette Silver
Westbend Winery and BreweryTraminetteBronze

Vidal Blanc

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsLaurel HillBest of Show (Bunch Grapes)
Burntshirt VineyardsVidal BlancSilver
Saint Paul Mountain VineyardsVidal BlancSilver

Viognier

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Childress VineyardsViognierSilver
Jones von Drehle VineyardsViognierSilver
Biltmore Estate Wine CompanyViognierBronze
Grove WineryViognierBronze
RayLen Vineyards and WineryViognierBronze

White Blends

Vineyard/WineryWine NameAward
Cypress Bend VineyardsTo-MorrowGold
Lu Mil VineyardTaylor DivineGold
Chestnut Trail VineyardEstrellitaSilver
Childress VineyardsThree White Table WineSilver
JOLO Winery & VineyardsGolden HallowsSilver
Old Homeplace VineyardHenry LeeSilver
RayLen Vineyards and WineryWhite CaroliniusSilver
Sanctuary Vineyards Whalehead WhiteBronze
Sanctuary Vineyards Wild Pony WhiteBronze
Sanctuary Vineyards The Triangle Bronze