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!

2005 Wines of the South Competition Results


"Best of" Awards

Best of Show

Gewurztraminer 2004 “Jazz!”  from Beachaven Winery, Clarksville, Tennessee

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

Catawba/Vidal 2004 "Budbreak Blush" from Beachaven Winery, Clarksville, Tennessee

Best of Dessert

Late Harvest Vidal 2003 from Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, Virginia

Best of Fruit

Blackberry/Vidal 2004 "Wild Mountain Blackberry" from Beans Creek Winery, Manchester, Tennessee

Best of Red

Cabernet/Merlot/Syrah NV "CSM" from CrossRoads Winery, Frisco, Texas

Best of Blush

Vignoles NV "Pink Magnolia" from Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas

Best of White

Muscadine NV Magnolia from Duplin Wine Cellars, Rose Hill, North Carolina


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.


Beachaven Winery, Tennessee
        Gewurztraminer "2004 Jazz!"
        Catawba/Vidal 2004 "Budbreak Blush"
        Chambourcin/Merlot 2004 "Barrelhead Red"

Beans Creek Winery, Tennessee
        Blackberry/Vidal 2004 "Wild Mountain Blackberry"

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
        Pinot Noir NV Sparkling

Chatham Hill Winery, North Carolina
        Blackberry NV none

Childress Vineyards, North Carolina
        Port 2004 Starboard Port

Crossroads Winery, Texas
        Cabernet/Merlot/Syrah NV CSM

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina
        Muscadine NV Magnolia

Florida Orange Groves, Florida
        Mango/Pineapple/Passion Fruit/Watermelon 2005 "White Sangria"

Georgia Wines, Georgia
        Muscadine 2004

Horizon Cellars, North Carolina
        Cabernet Franc 2002

Pearmund Cellars, Virginia
        Late Harvest Vidal 2003

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas
        Cynthiana/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc 2004 Traditional Red
        Cynthiana 2004 "Estate Bottled"

Ridgeback Winery, Florida
        Grenache 2004 "Chateau Rosco"

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina
        Cabernet Franc 2002 Yadkin Valley Port

Silver Coast Winery, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee
        Golden Muscat NV


  Gold Awards

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee
        60% Apple/40% Raspberry NV Apple Raspberry

Beachaven Winery, Tennessee
        Viognier 2004

Beans Creek Winery, Tennessee
        Chambourcin 2004 

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 "Biltmore Estate"

Burnley Vineyards, Virginia
        Norton 2004

Chateau aux Arc, Arkansas
        Niagara 2004 "St. Mary's Mountain White"

Chateau Ross, Tennessee
        Merlot 2001 Reserve 
        Merlot 2002 Maison Rouge
        Chambourcin 2002 Passion

Childress Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2003

Countryside Vineyards, Tennessee
        Strawberry NV

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina
        Muscadine NV "Midnight Magnolia"
        Muscadine NV "Pink Magnolia"

Farfelu Vineyards, Virginia
        Cabernet Franc 2002 "Muse"
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Amour"

Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
        Carlos NV "Southern White"
        Carlos NV "Scuppernong"

Holly Ridge Winery & Vineyards, Tennessee
        Blueberry 2004

La Bodega Winery, Texas
        Merlot 2002 "LBW Private Reserve Merlot"

Old North State Winery, North Carolina
        Muscadine 2003

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas
        Vignoles 2004 "Estate Bottled"
        Niagara 2004 "Estate Bottled"
        Carlos 2004 White Muscadine
        Vignoles 2004 Spumante

Raylen Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 "Category 5" 

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee
        Muscadine 2003 "Tennessee Pink Muscadine"

Waterford Vineyards, Virginia
        Viognier 2004

Wiederkehr Wine Cellar, Arkansas
        Shiraz NV
        Concord NV Tawny Port 

Wintergreen Winery, Virginia
        Cabernet Franc 2002
        Apple NV "Mill Hill"


Silver Awards

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee
        Apple NV Apple
        85% Apple/15% Concord NV "Apple Blush"
        80% Apple/20% Chenin NV "Applewood White"
        60% Apple/40 Peach NV "Apple Peach"

Beachaven Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal/Riesling 2004 "Classic White"
        Niagara 2004 "Cumberland White"
        Cayuga White 2004 "Melody!"
        Syrah 2003
        Syrah 2003 "Sonata!"

Beans Creek Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal/Blanc/Cayuga 2004 "Stonefort White"
        Cayauga/Niagara/Vidal 2004 "Nana's White"
        Vidal/Cayauga/Concord 2004 "Rosey Cheeks"
        Strawberry 2005 "Valley Home Strawberry"

Benjamin Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonel 2004

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
        Cabernet Sauvignon NV Biltmore Estate
        Syrah NV Biltmore Estate

Carolina Vineyards, South Carolina
        Red Raspberry 2004
        50% Blueberry/ 50% Peach 2004

Century House Winery, Kentucky
        Norton 2002

Chateau aux Arc, Arkansas
        Syrah 2003 Altus - Sonoma

Chateau Ross, Tennessee
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 "McMahan"
        Petite Syrah 2003
        Red Blend 2002 "Big Bitch Red"
        Zinfandel 2003 "Z"
        Peach 2004

Chatham Hill Winery, North Carolina
        Peach NV

Childress Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004
        Sauvignon Blanc 2004
        Viognier 2004
        Pinot Gris 2004
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
        Cabernet Franc 2003
        Merlot 2003
        "Pinnacle Meritage 2004" - 62% Cabernet Franc/
        19% Merlot/16% Cabernet Sauvignon/3% Mouvedre
        Syrah 2003

Clinch Mountain Winery, Tennessee
        Blueberry NV
        Cherry NV

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina
        Muscadine NV "Scuppernong" 
        Muscadine NV "Hatteras Red"
        Muscadine NV "Carolina Red"
        Muscadine NV "Scuppernong Blush"

Farfelu Vineyards, Virginia
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Fou de Blanc"
        Syrah 2003

Florida Orange Groves, Florida
        Pineapple 2004 "Florida Sunset Pineapple"

Georgia Wines, Georgia
        Niagara 2004
        Muscadine 2004 "Muscadine Gold"
        Concord 2004 "Bull Dog Red"
        Concord 2004
        Muscadine 2004 "Blueberry Blush"

Hinnant Family Vineyards, North Carolina
        Norton 2004
        Noble NV "Holiday Classic"
        Noble NV "Tar Heel Red"
        Peach NV "Just Peachy"
        75% Muscadine/25% Peach NV "Peachy Too"
        Strawberry NV

Holly Ridge Winery, Tennessee
        Red Muscadine 2004
        White Muscadine 2004

James River Cellars, Virginia 
        Chardonel 2003

Keg Springs Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal 2004 "Maidens White"

Old Millington Winery, Tennessee
        Muscadine 2004

Pearmund Cellars, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004
        Cabernet Franc 2003
        46% Cabernet Sauvignon/22% Merlot/
            20% Cabernet Franc/6% Malbec/
             6% Petite Verdot 2003

Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Texas
        Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec 2004
        Cabernet Sauvignon NV

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Vidal the Dreamer"
        Seyval/Chardonnel 2004 "Traditional White"
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
        Syrah 2001 "Oak Barrel Aged"
        Ives Noir 2004 "Estate Bottled"
        Niagara 2004 "Blush Niagara"
        Carlos 2004 "Blush Muscadine"
        Niagara NV "Tawny Port - 19%"
        Concord 2004 "Concord - 19%"
        Vidal/Seyval 2004 "White Port - 19%"
        Labrusca Blend NV Sherry - 19%
        Strawberry/Seyval 2004 "Strawberry Fields"

Raylen Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
        Viognier 2004
        Merlot/Syrah/Cabernet Franc/
            Cabernet Sauvignon "Carolinius"

Ridgeback Winery, Florida
        Sangiovese 2004 Rosco's Red

Savannah Oaks Winery, Tennessee
        Catawba 2004 Gold Cap

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida
        Muscadine NV "Palmetto White"
        Muscadine NV "Island White"
        Muscadine NV "Palmetto Red"
        Muscadine NV "Island Red"
        Muscadine NV "Sherry" 

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004 "Bin 17"
        Sauvignon Blanc 2004 "Estate Sauvignon Blanc"
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 "Estate Cabernet Sauvignon"
        Cabernet/Merlot NV "Madison Lee Red"

Silver Coast Winery, North Carolina
        Viognier 2004
        Seyval Blanc 2004
        Merlot 2002
        Merlot 2002 Reserve 
        Touriga 2004 "Cape Fear Blood"
        White Merlot 2004

Smoky Mountain Winery, Tennessee
        Leon Millot 2004 "Brookside Red"

St. John Wines, Arkansas
        Merlot 2004 "St. John Merlot"
        Concord 2004 "St. John DeVine Red"

Still Pond Vineyards, Georgia
        Muscadine 2005
        Muscadine 2004

Stonehaus Winery, Tennessee
        Niagara 2004 "Lantana White"
        Muscadine 2004

Summerside Vineyards, Oklahoma
        Cynthiana 2004

Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee
        Demi-Sec Champagne 2004

Sunset Winery, Texas
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 "Newsom Vineyards"

Talon Winery, Kentucky
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Sweet Evening Breeze"
        Traminette 2004
        Cabernet Sauvignon NV
        Cabernet Franc NV "Monarch"

Tarara Winery, Virginia
        Seyval Blanc/Chardonnay 2004 "Charval"
        Chambourcin/Blackberry 2004 "Wild River Red"

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee
        Niagara/Cayuga/Golden Muscat NV "Country White"
        Concord/Catawba NV "Cherokee Red"
        Concord Catawba NV "Country Red"
        Cynthiana 2002 Tennessee
        Strawberry NV "Strawberry Tart"

The Williamsburg Winery, Virginia
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Governor's White"

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Georgia
        Cabernet Franc 2003

Waterford Vineyards, Virginia
        Chambourcin 2004

Westbend Vineyards, North Carolina
        Riesling 2004
        Seyval Blanc 2004 "Yadkin Fume"
        Chambourcin NV "Pioneer Red"

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Arkansas
        C. Muscat 2003 Muscat di Tanta Maria
        V-256 NV Cream Sherry 

Windham Winery, Virginia
        Raspberry Merlot NV

Wintergreen Winery, Virginia
        Raspberry NV


Bronze Awards

Apple Barn Winery, Tennessee
        Chenin Blanc NV "Vineyard White"
        Muscadine 2004
        Merlot 2004
        80% Apple/20% Chenin NV "Orchard White"
        60% Apple/40% Strawberry NV
             "Apple Strawberry"

Beachaven Winery, Tennessee
        Chardonnay 2004 Tennessee
        TN Chardonnay/Vidal Blanc 2003
             Brut Champagne

Beans Creek Winery, Tennessee
        Chardonel 2004 Tennessee
        Red Muscadine 2004
        Syrah 2004

Benjamin Vineyards, North Carolina
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2002 "Biltmore Estate"
        Chardonnay 2004 "Biltmore Estate"
        Chardonnay NV "Biltmore Estate"

Butterducks Estate Winery, Georgia
        Scuppernong 2004 "Scuppernong Sweet"
        Muscadine 2005 "Muscadine Rose Sweet"

Carolina Vineyards, South Carolina
        Blackberry 2004 "Label Marked Sweet"

Chateau aux Arc, Arkansas
        Chardonnay 2003 Dragonfly Ranch
        Muller Thurgau/Schreube/
             Kerner/Oraniensteiner/
             Chardonnay 2002 Reserve
             "Altage - Dragonfly Ranch"

Chateau Ross, Tennessee
        Merlot 2002 "Meadowlark"
        Zinfandel 2003 "CA. Zinfandel"
        Blackberry 2003 

Chatham Hill Winery, North Carolina
        Viognier 2003 
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 
        Pinot Noir 2003 

Childress Vineyards, North Carolina
        Vidal 2004 "Polaris Late Harvest"

Countryside Vineyards, Tennessee
        Golden Muscat NV "Golden Muscat Blush"
        Blackberry NV 

Duplin Wine Cellars, North Carolina
        Catawba NV "Bald Head Red"

Farfelu Vineyards, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004 
        Viognier 2004 
        Chambourcin 2004 "Fou de Rouge"

Florida Orange Groves, Florida
        Muscadine 2004 "Sinfully Noble-Muscadine"
        Cranberry 2004 "Festiberry"
        Blueberry 2004 "Blueberry Blue"
        Peach 2004 "White Gold"

Georgia Wines, Georgia
        Concord 2004 "Tail Gate Red"
        Muscadine 2004 "Sweet Honey Red"
        Blackberry 2003 
        Muscadine 2004 "Blackberry Muscadine"

Gray Ghost Vineyards, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004 
        Chardonnay 2003 
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Reserve
        Vidal Blanc - Late Harvest 2004 "Adieu"

Grove Winery, North Carolina
        Niagara 2004 

Hinnant Family Vineyards, North Carolina
        Carlos NV "Muscadine Blush"

Holly Ridge Winery, Tennessee
        Riesling/Traminette 2004 "Sonata!"

Homestead Winery, Texas
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
        White Vinifera NV Cream Sherry

Horizon Cellars, North Carolina
        Viognier 2003 
        Syrah 2003 

Irvin-House Vineyards, South Carolina
        Tara 2003 "Tara Gold"
        Carlos 2003 "Magnolia"
        Noble 2002 "Palmetto"

James River Cellars, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2003 
        Merlot 2003 

Keg Springs Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal 2004 
        Blackberry 2004 

Mountain Valley Vineyards, Tennessee
        Muscadine NV
        Cynthiana 2004
        Noble NV "Collier Reserve"
        Blackberry NV
        Concord/Raspberry NV "Mountain Berry"

Naked Mountain Vineyard, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004 

Old Millington Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal 2004 
        Blackberry 2004 

Old North State Winery, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2003 
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 

Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Texas
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 

Post Familie Vineyards & Winery, Arkansas
        Chardonnay 2004 "Estate Bottled"
        Merlot 2003
        Zinfandel 2003
        Noble 2004 "Red Muscadine"

Raylen Vineyards & Winery, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004 "Barrel" 
        Chardonnay 2004 "South Mountain Vineyard"
        Pinot Grigio 2004 
        Cabernet Franc 2004 
        Merlot 2003 

Red Barn Winery, Tennessee
        Niagara 2003 "Cranberry Spice"

SeaBreeze Winery, Florida
        Muscadine NV "Horizon Red"
        Muscadine NV "Breeze Blush"
        Blackberry NV
        Blueberry NV

Shelton Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004 "Estate Chardonnay"
        Chardonnay NV "Madison Lee White"
        Merlot 2002 "Estate Merlot"
        Syrah 2002 "Estate Syrah"

Silver Coast Winery, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2004 American Oak
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 

Smoky Mountain Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal Blanc 2004 "Brookside White"
        Carlos Muscadine 2004
        Chambourcin 2004 "Leconte Red"
        Concord 2004 "Mountain Red" 

St. John Wines, Arkansas
        Chardonnay/Vidal 2004
             St. John "DeVine White"
        Zinfandel 2004 "St. John Zinfandel"

Stable Ridge Vineyards, Oklahoma
        Pinot Grigio 2004 
        Muscat Blanc 2004 
        Shiraz 2004 
        Merlot Blend/Blackberry 2004 
             "Jeremiah's Red"

Stonehaus Winery, Tennessee
        Seyval Blanc 2004 "Homestead White"
        Concord 2004 "Davenport Red"
        Blackberry 2004 "Blackberry Summer"

Summerside Vineyards, Oklahoma
        Cynthiana 2004 

Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 

Talon Winery, Kentucky
        Chardonnay 2003 "Vintners Select"
        Chambourcin 2004 "Coyote Red"

Tarara Winery, Virginia
        Merlot/Cabernet Franc/
             Vidal Blanc 2004 "Cameo"

Tennessee Valley Winery, Tennessee
        Vidal Blanc 2003
        Traminette 2004 
        Muscadine NV American
        Muscadine 2004 "TN Pink Muscadine"
        50% Chambourcin/25% Foch/
             25% Millot NV "Tennessee Red"
        Honey NV "Attitude Mead"

The Williamsburg Winery, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004 "James River White"
        Cabernet Franc 2002 "Trianon"
        Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
             "Gabriel Archer Reserve"

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Georgia
        Viognier 2003 
        Malbec 2003 

Waldensian Heritage Wines, North Carolina
        Concord 2002 "Heritage Burgundy Valdese 2002"

Waterford Vineyards, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2004 
        Cabernet Franc 2003 

Westbend Vineyards, North Carolina
        Chardonnay 2003 Barrel Fermented

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Arkansas
        Pinot Gris NV
        V-256 NV "Arkansas Natural"
        Cabernet NV "Beau Noir"

Windham Winery, Virginia
        Riesling 2004 
        Sauvignon Blanc 2004 
        Cabernet Franc 2003 

Wintergreen Winery, Virginia
        Chardonnay 2003 "Black Rock Reserve"


Judges

Nancy Bandy - Indy International Wine Competition Judge, Harrisburg, NC

Jill Blume - Enology Assistant, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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

Dan Carroll - Professor, Enologist, Dept. of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Alissa Caudle - Food Scientist, Golding Farms Foods, Inc, Winston Salem, NC

Ron Festa - Retail Wine Manager, Seymour, TN

Jane Garvey - Columnist, Atlanta Constitution, Decatur, GA

Michael Goodin - Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN

Comery Hankins - Retail Wine Store Owner; Organizer of Tennessee International Wine Festival, 1985-1995, Knoxville, TN

Gene Hankins - Retail Wine Store Owner; Organizer of the Tennessee International Wine Festival, 1985-1995, Knoxville, TN

Mark Houdeshel- Wine Steward, Aspen, CO

Scott Jones - Food Editor, Southern Living, Birmingham, AL

Emily Kennedy - Winemaker, Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN

Justin Morris - Distinguished Professor of Food Science and Director of the Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

John Mount - Associate Professor, UT, Dept. Of Food Science & Technology, Knoxville, TN

Mickey Parish - Professor and Chair, Nutrition and Food Science Dept., University of Maryland, College Park

Lee Payette - Wine Wholesale Representative, Knoxville, TN

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

Jane Pearce - German Wine Academy Judge, Knoxville, TN

Rob Pearce - German Wine Academy Judge, Knoxville, TN

Dennis Perkins - Retail Wine Manager, Knoxville, TN

Chris Rabb - Wine Wholesale Representative, Knoxville, TN

Todd Steiner - Enologist, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

Jochen Weiss - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Caleb Whitson - Wine Wholesale Representative, Knoxville, TN