Virginia’s wine industry is getting a lot of attention these days. In just the past year, the former 776-acre Kluge Wine Estate was purchased by Donald Trump and the Virginia wine country was listed as one of the top ten wine destinations by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Virginia wine country might be a beautiful place to visit, but are the wines any good? Rest assured, many of them are delicious. Recently, the Virginia Wineries Association, in partnership with the Virginia Wine Board & the Virginia Vineyards Association, announce the winner of the 2012 Virginia’s Governor’s Cup and put together a “media case” of the winning wines for wine journalists and critics. I used my case as an opportunity to see how these wines fare with wine-loving consumers, so I assembled a panel of amateur wine enthusiasts and asked them to evaluate the Governor’s Cup case.