Wines of the South Regional Wine Competition

2017: Sixteenth Annual Regional Wine Competition October 20-21, 2017

Wines of the South is an annual regional wine competition designed to promote and celebrate the great tastes of Southern vintages. Wineries in 14 southern states are invited to submit wines for the competition from Texas to West Virginia and all the way down to Florida. The Wines of the South event is hosted by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Food Science Department and takes place in October of every year. In 2017, the 16th annual competition will take place in Knoxville, TN and we hope for your continued or new involvement with the Wines of the South Competition this year!

2004 Wines of the South Competition Results:


"Best of" Awards

Best of Show

Late Harvest Vidal Blanc 2003“Adieu”  from Gray Ghost Vineyards, Amissville, VA

William O. Beach Award - Best Wine made from Tennessee Grown Fruit

Chambourcin "Passion" 2002 from Chateau Ross, Springfield, TN

Best of Dessert

Muscadine “Port” NV from SeaBreeze Winery, Panama City Beach, FL

Best of Fruit

Strawberry 2004 from Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, Pine Level, NC

Best of Red

Cabernet Franc 2002 “Estate Bottled”  from Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC

Best of White

Carlos “Blanc De Fleur” NV from San Sebastian Winery, St. Augustine, FL 


Concordance Gold Awards

Concordance Gold Medals are awarded when ALL the judges agree that a particular wine deserves a Gold Medal.  A unanimous decision represents outstanding quality.

 

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas
       Niagara “Tawny Port – 19%" NV

San Sebastian Winery, Florida
       Carlos “Blanc De Fleur” NV

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida
       Muscadine “Breeze Blush” NV
       Muscadine “Port” NV
       Muscadine “Sherry” NV

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina
       Cabernet Franc “Estate Bottled” 2002 
       Pinot Noir “Estate Bottled” 2002

Williamsburg Winery, Virginia
       Vidal Blanc “Governor’s White” 2003  

Dennis Vineyards, North Carolina
       Nesbitt “Sweetheart” NV

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina
       Catawba “Baldhead Red” NV

Gray Ghost Vineyards, Virginia
       Late Harvest Vidal Blanc “Adieu” 2003

Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
       100% Strawberry 2004

Llano Estacado Winery, Texas
       Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese “Viviano Tuscan Style Red” 2001


Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Texas
       Chardonnay 2003

 


Gold Awards

Post Familie Vineyards, Arkansas
       Chardonnay “Estate Bottled” 2003
       Niagara “Estate Bottled” 2003
       Syrah 2001
       Labrusca Blend Sherry-19% NV

San Sebastian Winery, Florida
       Noble “Vintners Red” NV

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida
       Blackberry NV
       Blueberry NV

Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee
       Blackberry 2003

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee
       Pink Muscadine "100% Tennessee Fruit” 2003

Westbend Vineyards, North Carolina
       Seyval Blanc “Yadkin Fumé" 2003

Wiederkehr Wine Cellar , Arkansas
       Concord NV
       Sangiovese NV

Windham Winery, Virginia
       Traminette “Doukenie”  2003

Wolf Mountain Vineyard, Georgia
       Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Mourvedre/Touriga “Instinct”  2002

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee
       Apple/Cayuga White Blend “Orchard White” NV

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
       “Chateau Reserve Claret” , Cab. Sauvignon 55%/Merlot 19%/Cab. Franc 20%/Syrah 6% 2002

Chateau Elan Winery, Georgia
       Port “American” NV

Chateau Ross, Tennessee
       Chambourcin “Passion” 2002

Countryside Vineyards, Tennessee
       Leon Millot NV

Florida Orange Groves, Inc., Florida
       “Coco Polada”  Orange/Pineapple/Coconut Blend 2004

Georgia Wines, Georgia
       Concord 2003

Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
       Carlos “Southern White” 2003
       Carlos “Scuppernong” 2003
       Carlos “Muscadine Blush” 2003

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Florida
       Noble “Southern Red” NV

Mountain Valley Vineyards, Tennessee
       Chardonnay NV
       Cynthiana NV   



Silver Awards

Old Stone Vineyard & Winery, North Carolina

  • Muscadine “Noble Semi-Dry” 2004
  • Muscadine “Noble/Cabernet” 2004

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas

  • Vignoles “Estate Bottled” 2003
  • Cynthiana/Cab. Sauvignon/Cab. Franc Blend
  • “Traditional Red” 2003
  • Ives Noir “Estate Bottled” 2003
  • Cynthiana “Estate Bottled” 2003
  • Noble “Red Muscadine” 2003
  • Niagara “Blush Niagara” 2003
  • Carlos “Blush Muscadine” 2003
  • Concord “Concord 19%” 2003

RagApple Lassie Vineyards, North Carolina 

  • Chardonnay 2002
  • Viognier “Classic Sweet White Wine
  • Boonville Blanc" NV

Raylen Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina

  • Merlot 2002
  • Category 5 2003

Red Barn Winery & Vineyards, Tennessee

  • Niagara “Semi-Dry” 2002
  • Muscadine “Rose” 2003
  • Niagara/Peach 2002

San Sebastian Winery, Florida

  • Sauvignon “Chablis” NV
  • Blanc Du Bois 2003
  • Noble “Port” NV

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida

  • Muscadine “Palmetto white” NV

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina

  • Cabernet Sauvignon “Estate Bottled” 2002
  • Merlot “Estate Bottled” 2002
  • Sangiovese “Estate Bottled” 2002
  • Syrah “Estate Bottled” 2002
  • Sangiovese “Blush” NV

Silver Coast Winery, North Carolina

  • Chardonnay “Premium Oak” 2002
  • Chardonnay “American Oak” 2002
  • Seyval Blanc 2002

Smoky Mountain Winery, Tennessee

  • Chambourcin “Leconte Red” 2003

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee

  • Riesling NV
  • Country White “Niagara, Cayuga” NV
  • Attitude Mead “100% Tennessee Honey” NV
  • Strawberry Tart “100% Tennessee Fruit” NV

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Georgia

  • Cabernet Franc 2002
  • Tannat 2002

Westbend Vineyards, North Carolina

  • Chardonnay 2002
  • Chambourcin 2001

Wiederkehr Wine Cellar, Arkansas

  • J. Riesling 2003
  • Canadian Muscat 2003
  • Catawba NV
  • Shiraz NV
  • Cynthiana 2000
  • Pinot Noir NV
  • Vidal Blanc NV

Williamsburg Winery, Virginia

  • Chardonnay “Aetc 12 Chardonnay” 2003

Windham Winery, Virginia

  • Sauvignon Blanc “Fume Blanc” 2003
  • Cabernet Franc “Short Hill Red” 2002

Windy Gap Vineyards, North Carolina

  • Chambourcin “Fat Bassetsweet” 2002

Wolf Mountain Vineyard, Georgia

  • Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon “Coupage” 2002

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee

  • Apple/Rasp “Apple Raspberry” NV
  • Apple/Straw “Apple Strawberry” NV

Beachaven Winery, Tennessee

  • Chardonnay 2003
  • Riesling 2003
  • Gewurztraminer/Vidal Blanc “Jazz!” 2003
  • Beachaven Winery Vidal “Classic White” 2003
  • Muscadine 2003
  • Catawba-Cayuga “Melody” 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
  • Chambourcin “Barrelhead Red” 2003
  • Concord “Golden Rose” 2003
  • Red Muscadine “Barrister's Red” 2003
  • Riesling/Cherry “Harmony” 2003
  • Catawba “Budbreak Blush” 2003

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

  • Chardonnay “Signature Biltmore” 2002
  • Chardonnay “Chateau Reserve” 2002
  • Viognier 100% “Biltmore Estate Viognier” NV
  • Cabernet Sauvignon “Signature Biltmore” 2001
  • Zinfandel “Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir” NV
  • Chardonnay “Biltmore Estate 
  • Blanc de Blanc Brut” NV

Chateau aux Arc, Arkansas

  • Kerner/ Schreube /Muller Thurgau/ Chardonnay Blend 
  • “Reserve Altage” 2002

Chateau Elan Winery, Georgia

  • Muscadine “Summer Wine” NV

Chateau Ross, Tennessee

  • Cabernet Sauvignon “Festival” 2002
  • Bordeaux “McMahan” 2002
  • Petite Syrah 2002
  • Red Blend “Big Bitch Red” 2002
  • Zinfandel “Z” 2002

Countryside Vineyards, Tennessee

  • Muscadine “Muscadine White” NV

Dennis Vineyards, North Carolina

  • Noble “Noble Sweet” 2003
  • Ison “Ison Sweet” 2003

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina

  • Muscadine “Magnolia” NV
  • Muscadine “Scuppernong” NV
  • Muscadine “Hatteras Red” NV
  • Muscadine “Scuppernong Blush” NV

Georgia Wines, Georgia

  • Cayuga “Catoosa Co. White” 2003
  • Concord, De Chaunac “Bull Dog Red” 2003
  • Concord “Tail Gate Red” 2003       
  • Cayuga, De Chaunac “Scarlett” 2003
  • Cayuga “Chattanooga Blush” 2003
  • Catawba “Southern Blush” 2003
  • Blackberry 2002
  • Muscadine “Georgia On My Mind” 2003

Gray Ghost Vineyards, Virginia

  • Chardonnay 2003
  • Chardonnay “Reserve” 2002
  • Cabernet Franc/Chardonnay “Victorian Red” NV

Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina 

  • Noble “Southern Red” 2003

Holly Ridge Winery & Vineyards, Tennessee

  • Sparkling Muscadine NV

La Bodega Winery, Texas

  • Merlot “Private Reserve” 2002

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Florida

  • Blanc Du Bois 2003
  • Muscadine “Sunblush” NV
  • Carlos “Crescendo Special Reserve” NV

Llano Estacado Winery, Texas

  • Chardonnay “Cellar Reserve” 2003
  • Sauvignon Blanc “Martins Vineyards” 2003
  • Viognier “Mont Sec Vineyards” 2003

Mountain Valley Vineyards, Tennessee

  • Blackberry/Cayuga White “Blackberry” NV

Naked Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Virginia

  • Chardonnay 100% “Reserve” 2002
  • Old Millington Vineyard & Winery, Tennessee
  • Vidal Blanc 2003
  • Cynthiana 2003

Bronze Awards

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee

  •       Cayuga/Riesling “Vineyard White” NV
  •       Merlot 2003
  •       Apple/Cayuga “Apple Blush” NV
  •       Apple/Peach NV

Beachaven Winery, Tennessee

  •       Cynthiana “Tempo” 2003
  •       Catawba/Delaware “Brut Champagne” 2002

Chateau aux Arc, Arkansas

  •       Blush Chardonnay “Altus Rose” 2002

Chateau Elan Winery, Georgia

  •       Cabernet Sauvignon “Founder’s Reserve” 2000
  •       Pinot Noir “American” NV
  •       Zinfandel “White Zinfandel” 2003

Chateau Ross, Tennessee

  •       Viognier 2003
  •       Merlot “Reserve Merlot” 2001

Countryside Vineyards, Tennessee

  •       Vidal Blanc “Vidal-Dry White” 2002
  •       Steuben “Blanc de Noir” 2003
  •       Steuben “Autumn Harvest-Red” NV

Crane Creek Vineyards, Georgia

  •       Chardonel 2003

Dennis Vineyards, North Carolina

  •       Noble “Bear Creek Red” 2002

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina

  •       Muscadine “Pink Magnolia” NV

Florida Orange Groves, Florida

  •       Mango “Mango Mamma” 2004

Georgia Wines, Georgia

  •       Muscadine 2003
  •       Muscadine “Blackberry Muscadine” 2003

Gray Ghost Vineyards, Virginia

  •       Chardonnay “Victorian White” NV
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon “Reserve” 2001
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina

  •       Carlos “Carolina Wildflower” 2004

Holly Ridge Winery & Vineyards, Tennessee

  •       Steuben “September Blush” 2003

Kiepersol Estates Winery, Texas

  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
  •       Merlot 2001
  •      “Equal Blend” 2002
  •       Syrah 2001

La Bodega Winery, Texas

  •       Chardonnay “Private Reserve” 2002
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon “Private Reserve” 2001
  •       Port “Aeroport” 2000

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Florida

  •       Chardonnay “Cuvee Blanc” NV
  •       Carlos “Southern White” NV
  •       Zinfandel “Cuvee Noir” NV

Llano Estacado Winery, Texas 

  •       Merlot “Cellar Reserve Merlot” 2003
  •       Chenin Blanc “Signature White” 2003
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon “Cellar Reserve
  •            Newson Vineyard” 2002
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
  •       Carignane “Signature Rhone” 2002
  •       Carignane “Signature Rhone” 2003

Loudon Valley Winery, Tennessee

  •       Gewurztraminer 2002
  •       Catawba 2003
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Mountain Valley Vineyards, Tennessee

  •       Cayuga/Vidal “M.V. White” NV
  •       Merlot NV
  •       Muscadine “Collier Reserve” NV
  •       Cayuga White/Flavored “M.V. Peach” NV

Naked Mountain Vineyard, Virginia

  •       Chardonnay “Black Label” 2002
  •       Merlot 50%, Cab. Sauvignon 25%, Cab. Franc
  •            25% Blend “Raptor Red Reserve” 2002

Old Stone Vineyard & Winery, North Carolina

  •       Muscadine “Carlos” 2004
  •       Muscadine “Carlos/Riesling" 2004
  •       Muscadine “Carlos” 2004
  •       Muscadine “Noble Dry” 2004
  •       Muscadine Blush “Noble Nights” 2004

Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Texas

  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
  •       Bordeaux Blend 2003
  •       Merlot 2002

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas

  •       Vidal Blanc “Proprietor’s Reserve” 2003
  •       Seyval/Chardonel “Traditional White” 2003
  •       Pink Catawba “Estate Bottled” 2003
  •       Carlos “White Muscadine” 2003
  •       Zinfandel 2003
  •       Concord “Red Table Wine” 2003
  •       Vidal/Seyval “Ozark Mt. Blush” 2002
  •       Vignoles “Spumante” 2003
  •       Vidal/Seyval “White Port – 19%” 2003

RagApple Lassie Vineyards, North Carolina

  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
  •       Syrah NV
  •       Merlot/Cab. Franc/Cab. Sauv/Zinfandel Blend
  •      “Classic Sweet Red Wine Rockford Red” NV

Raylen Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina

  •       Carolinius 2002

San Sebastian Winery, Florida

  •       Muscadine “Rosa” NV
  •       Carlos “Vintners White” NV
  •       Niagara “Cream Sherry” NV

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida

  •       Muscadine “Island White” NV
  •       Muscadine “Island Red” NV

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina

  •       Chardonnay “Estate Bottled” 2002
  •       Riesling “SV Riesling” 2003
  •       Chardonnay “Madison Lee White” NV

Silver Coast Winery, North Carolina

  •       Merlot “Reserve” 2002
  •       Sangiovese 2002
  •       Chardonnay, Seyval, Pinot 2002

Smoky Mountain Winery, Tennessee

  •       Chardonnay “Mountain Music” 2003
  •       Catawba “Mountain Rosé” 2003
  •       Niagara “Mountain White” 2003
  •       Carlos Muscadine “Muscadine White” 2003
  •       Leon Millot “Brookside Red” 2003
  •       Concord “Mountain Red” 2003

Strikers’ Premium Winery, Tennessee

  •       Catawba “Semi-Sweet” 2002
  •       Baco Noir “Dry” 2002

Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee

  •       Muscadine 2003
  •       Ruby Port “Chambourcin” 2003

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee

  •       Chardonel NV
  •       Seyval NV
  •       Cherokee White (Chardonel/Vidal) NV
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon NV
  •       Tennessee Red NV
  •       Cherokee Red NV
  •       Country Red NV
  •       CM Selection Cynthiana 2002
  •       Blackberry NV
  •       Rhubarb-Strawberry NV
  •       Wild Cherry Wine NV

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Georgia

  •       Touriga Nacional 2001
  •       Cynthiana “Mountain Cya” 2001

Westbend Vineyards, North Carolina

  •       Riesling 2003

Wiederkehr Wine Cellar, Arkansas

  •       Sauvignon Blanc NV
  •       French Colombard 2003
  •       Niagara NV
  •       Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
  •       Merlot “White Merlot” NV

Williamsburg Winery, Virginia

  •       Cab. Sauvignon “Gabriel Archer Reserve” 2001

Windham Winery, Virginia

  •       Chardonnay 2003

Windy Gap Vineyards, North Carolina

  •       Cabernet Franc “Estate” 2002
  •       Merlot 2002
  •      “Tory Oak Red” 2002
  •       Chambourcin “Estate” 2002

Wolf Mountain Vineyard, Georgia

  •       Vidal Blanc Seyval Blanc “Plenitude” 2003

Judges

Nancy Bandy – Indy International Wine Competition Judge, Harrisburg, NC
 
Bob Bates – Professor Emeritus: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scott Beatty – Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN

Brian Bjorklund – Wine Cellar Chef, Claires Grand River Winery, Madison, OH

Carl Brandhorst – American Wine Society, Regional Vice President for Virginia, Fairfax, VA

Joe Creasman – Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN 

Ron Festa – Retail Wine Manager, Seymour, TN

Jane Garvey – Columnist, Atlanta Constitution, Decatur, GA

Michael Goodin – Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN 

Marc Houdeshel – Wine Steward, Aspen, CO 

Emily Kennedy – Winemaker, Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN

Bob Kryter – American Wine Society Judge, Tellico, TN 

Judy Kryter – American Wine Society Judge, Knoxville, TN 

John Mount – Associate Professor, UT, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Knoxville, TN 

Tom Payette – Winemaking Consultant, “1999 Winemaker of the Year”, Rapidan, VA

Rachael Peak – Sales Rep, Monsieur Henri Wine Company, Frankfort, KY 

Dennis Perkins – Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN 

Jane Pearce – German Wine Academy Judge, Knoxville, TN 

Rob Pearce – German Wine Academy Judge, Knoxville, TN 

Alcide (Al) Porell – American Wine Society Judge, past National AWS President, Loudon, TN 

Yvonne Porell – American Wine Society Judge, Loudon, TN 

Chris Rabb – Food & Beverage Manager, Club LeConte, Knoxville, TN 

Doug Seitz – Vintner, Madison, OH 

Todd Stiener – Enologist, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 

Caleb Whitson – Food & Beverage Manager, Cha Cha’s, Knoxville, TN