Taste the Best of Virginia

With the pop of a cork, your local wine adventure begins. Start exploring Virginia’s Wine Country today with the 2022 Gold Medal Wine Trail, a mobile passport that brings gold-medal-winning wineries from the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® Competition right to your fingertips.

The Virginia Governor’s Cup® is the state’s most stringent wine competition. After sampling 615 entries, world-class judges awarded 65 wineries, cideries and meaderies from across the Commonwealth with 127 gold medals.

Follow the trail to taste the award-winning portfolios and discover the wines that embody the grace, grit and experimental spirit of Virginia. To sweeten the deal, we are offering exclusive Virginia Wine prizes along the way, while supplies last.

5 Check-Ins = Entered in monthly raffles (May - October 2022) to win a $100 gift card to one of the Governor’s Cup® Case-winning wineries or the Best in Show Cider winner.
15 Check-Ins = Virginia Wine hat
20 Check-Ins = Virginia Wine apron
30 Check-Ins = Virginia Wine Country framed art print

Cheers to your next Virginia Wine adventure— it starts now.

Click here to see what’s included!

2022 Virginia Governor's Cup®️ Gold Medal Wine Trail

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated wineries offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem available discounts.

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

Blue Ridge

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Beliveau Farm Winery
Situated in the Blue Ridge region, Beliveau Farm Winery is located in Blacksburg. It received two gold medals for the 2017 Soul Singer & 2019 Syrah.

What's Included

  • Free Lavender Sachet
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Tumbling Creek Cider Company
Situated in the Blue Ridge region, Tumbling Creek Cider Company is located in Abingdon. It received a gold medal for the Hellbender Hopped Cider.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Flights

Central

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Afton Mountain Vineyards
Afton Mountain Vineyards is located in Afton and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received two gold medals for the 2017 Bacco & 2017 Petit Verdot.
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Albemarle CiderWorks
Situated in central VA, Albemarle CiderWorks is located in North Garden. It received three gold medals for the 2019 Royal Pippin, 2019 Virginia Hewes Crab & 2020 Wickson.

What's Included

  • 20% Off 3-pack Of Gold Medal Winners
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Ashton Creek Vineyard
Situated in central VA, Ashton Creek Vineyard is located in Chester. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Cabernet Franc.

What's Included

  • BOGO 50% OFF WINE TASTING
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Black Heath Meadery
Situated in central VA, Black Heath Meadery is located in Richmond. It received five gold medals for the 3M, Apple Pie, Aw Schmucks, Blue Angel & Meadowfoam Traditional.
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Castle Hill Cider
Situated in central VA, Castle Hill Cider is located in Keswick. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Terrestrial.
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Chestnut Oak Vineyard
Chestnut Oak Vineyard is located in Barboursville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Chestnut One.
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Delfosse Vineyards & Winery
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery is located in Faber and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2017 Screaming Hawk Meritage.
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DuCard Vineyards
Situated in central VA, DuCard Vineyards is located in Etland. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Petit Verdot.

What's Included

  • Free Gift
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Early Mountain Vineyards
Situated in central VA, Early Mountain Vineyards is located in Madison. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Petit Verdot & 2019 Eluvium.

What's Included

  • 10% Discount On Any 3+ Bottle Purchase
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Eastwood Farm and Winery
Situated in central VA, Eastwood Farm and Winery is located in Charlottesville. It received four gold medals for the 2018 Blanc de Blancs, Cabernet Franc, Meritage Reserve & Merlot.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Gold Medal Bundle
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Flying Fox Vineyard
Flying Fox Vineyard is located in Afton and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2017 Petit Verdot.
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Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery
Situated in central VA, Garden Grove Urban Winery is located in Richmond. It received two gold medals for the 2020 Age Unknown & 2021 Brindille de Framboise.
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Grace Estate Winery
Grace Estate Winery is located in Crozet and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received two gold medals for the 2017 Ice Wine & 2018 Le Gras de Cuve White.
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James River Cellars Winery
Situated in central VA, James River Cellars is located in Glen Allen. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Petit Manseng.
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Jefferson Vineyards
Jefferson Vineyards is located in Charlottesville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received three gold medals for the 2016 Jefferson's Own Estate Reserve, 2019 Viognier, 2019 Cabernet Franc.
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Jolene Family Winery
Situated in central VA, Jolene Family Winery is located in Quinton. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Cabernet Franc.

What's Included

  • 10% Off 3 Bottles, 15% Off A Case, Free Tastings Of Winning Wine
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Keswick Vineyards
Keswick Vineyards is located in Keswick and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Block 7 & 2019 Nektar.
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King Family Vineyards
King Family Vineyards is located in Crozet and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received five gold medals for the 2019 Mountain Plains Red, 2019 Petit Verdot, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 Chardonnay & 2020 Viognier.
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Lovingston Winery
Lovingston Winery is located in Lovingston and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2017 Estate Reserve Josies Knoll.

What's Included

  • BOGO 50% Off Any Flight Purchase
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Michael Shaps Wineworks
Michael Shaps Wineworks is located in Charlottesville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received six gold medals for the 2016 Meritage, 2018 Petit Manseng, 2019 Cabernet Franc, 2019 Chardonnay, 2019 L. Scott & 2019 Petit Manseng
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Moss Vineyards
Moss Vineyards is located in Nortonsville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Moss Cider.
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is located in North Garden and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received three gold medals for the 2019 Bundoran Blue, 2019 Petit Verdot & 2020 Petit Manseng.
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Pollak Vineyards
Pollak Vineyards is located in Greenwood and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received four gold medals for the 2017 Meritage, 2017 Mille Fleurs, 2019 Merlot Reserve & 2019 Meritage.
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Stinson Vineyards
Stinson Vineyards is located in Crozet and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2017 Meritage.
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Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve
Mount Ida Reserve is located in Charlottesville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2019 High Ridge 1810 Reserve Red.

What's Included

  • 5% Case Discount On Over The Moon Sparkling
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Trump Winery
Trump Winery is located in Charlottesville and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received four gold medals for the 2015 Brut Reserve, 2015 Sparkling Rosé, 2016 Blanc de Blanc & 2019 New World Reserve.

What's Included

  • $5 Off Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Flight (includes 4 3oz Pours And A Souvenir Riedel Glass). Shop The Governor’s Cup Gold Bundle Online And In The Tasting Room And Save 20%.
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Veritas Vineyards and Winery
Veritas Winery is located in Afton and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2015 Scintilla.
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Wisdom Oak Winery
Wisdom Oak Winery is located in North Garden and is a part of the Monticello AVA in the central VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Nineteen.

What's Included

  • 15% Discount On A 3-pack Of Wine

Chesapeake Bay

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Ingleside Vineyards
Ingleside Vineyards is located in Oak Grove and is a part of the George Washington Birthplace AVA in the Chesapeake Bay region. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Albariño.

Hampton Roads

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New Kent Winery
New Kent Winery is located in New Kent and is a part of the Virginia Peninsula AVA in the Hampton Roads region. It received a gold medal for the Reserve Chardonnay.
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Silver Hand Meadery
Situated in the Hampton Roads region, Silver Hand Meadery is located in Williamsburg. It received five gold medals for the 2020 Dream By the Fire, 2021 Let it Linger, 2021 Soak Up the Sun, 2021 Strawberry Swing & 2021 Virginia Tonight.
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The Williamsburg Winery
The Williamsburg Winery is located in Williamsburg and is a part of the Virginia Peninsula AVA in the Hampton Roads region. It received three gold medals for the 2017 Trianon, 2019 Petit Manseng & 2019 Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot.
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Upper Shirley Vineyards
Upper Shirley Vineyards is located in Charles City and is a part of the Virginia Peninsula AVA in the Hampton Roads region. It received a gold medal for the 2018 Blanc de Blancs.
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Zoll Vineyards
Situated in the Hampton Roads region, Zoll Vineyards is located in Dutton. It received two gold medals for the 2020 Petit Verdot & 2020 Unoaked Chardonnay.

What's Included

  • 20% Discount On A 3 Pack Of Wine Gold Medal Wines, 20% Off Menu Cocktails And Specials

Northern

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50 West Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, 50 West Vineyards is located in Middleburg. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Ashby Gap.

What's Included

  • BOGO 50% Wine Tastings, 20% Discount On A 3 Pack Of Wine
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868 Estate Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, 868 Estate Vineyards is located in Hillsboro. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Vidal Blanc Passito.
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Bozzo Family Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, Bozzo Family Vineyards is located in Purcellville. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Sei What?

What's Included

  • Free Tasting Of 2022 Gold Medal Wine
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Breaux Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, Breaux Vineyards is located in Purcellville. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Nebbiolo & 2020 Sauvignon Blanc.
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Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg
Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg is a part of the Middleburg AVA in the northern VA region. It received two gold medals for the 2019 LeMariage & 2019 Unité Reserve.
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Delaplane Cellars
Delaplane Cellars is located in Delaplane and is a part of the Middleburg AVA in the northern VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Petit Manseng.
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Fox Meadow Winery
Situated in northern VA, Fox Meadow Winery is located in Linden. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Gadino Cellars
Situated in northern VA, Gadino Cellars is located in Washington. It received two gold medals for the 2015 Nebbiolo & 2017 Nebbiolo.
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Granite Heights Winery
Situated in northern VA, Granite Heights Winery is located in Warrenton. It received three gold medals for the 2016 Lomax Reserve, 2017 Cabernet Franc & 2017 Merlot.

What's Included

  • BOGO 50% Off Regular Tasting
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Lost Boy Cider
Situated in northern VA, Lost Boy Cider is located in Alexandria. It received a gold medal for the 2020 Winesap Blend.
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Maggie Malick Wine Caves
Situated in northern VA, Maggie Malick Wine Caves is located in Purcellville. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Tempranillo & 2020 Albariño.

What's Included

  • 15% Off On Purchases
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Old House Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, Old House Vineyards is located in Culpeper. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Bacchanalia Reserve & 2021 Vidal Blanc.

What's Included

  • 50% Discount On Wine Flights
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Paradise Springs Winery
Paradise Springs Winery is located in Clifton in the northern VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Cabernet Franc.

What's Included

  • Special Gold Medal Sale. 10% Off Purchases Of 1-11 Bottles And 15% Off 12+ Bottles Wine Club. Members Receive An Additional 5% Off Membership Level Discounts.
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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards
The Barns at Hamilton Station is located in Hamilton and is a part of the Middleburg VA in the northern VA region. It received four gold medals for the 2017 Meritage, 2019 Meritage, 2019 Petit Manseng & 2020 Cascina.
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The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek
Situated in northern VA, The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek is located in Lessburg. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Allure.
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The Wine Reserve at Waterford
The Wine Reserve at Waterford is a part of the Middleburg AVA in the northern VA region. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Steel Magnolia.

What's Included

  • 10% Off Wine And Food Purchases
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The Winery At Bull Run
The Winery at Bull Run is located in Centreville in the northern VA region. It received four gold medals for the 2019 Barrel Select Viognier, 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2019 Reconciliation, 2019 Petit Manseng.
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Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
Situated in northern VA, Willowcroft Farm Vineyards is located in Leesburg. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Riesling Muscat-Ottonel.

What's Included

  • BOGO Premium Wine Tastings, Plus 20% Off 3 Or More Bottle Purchases

Shenandoah Valley

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Barren Ridge Vineyards
Barren Ridge Vineyards is located in Fishersville and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Christof.
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Bluestone Vineyard
Bluestone Vineyard is located in Bridgewater and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received three gold medals for the 2017 Blue Ice, 2017 Cabernet Franc & 2017 Valley Red.
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Brix & Columns Vineyards
Brix and Columns Vineyards is located in McGaheysville and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received a gold medal for the 2020 White Brix.

What's Included

  • Free Tasting Of Gold Medal Wine
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Cave Ridge Vineyard
Cave Ridge Vineyard is located in Mt. Jackson and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received a gold medal for the 2017 Red Silk Barrel Select Cabernet Franc.
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Old Town Cidery
Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, Old Town Cidery is located in Winchester. It received two gold medals for the 2019 Wolf Creek Reserve & 2020 Pearsecco.

What's Included

  • Free Flight Tasting (four 4oz Pours)
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Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
Rockbridge Vineyard is located in Raphine and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received two gold medals for the 2017 Meritage & 2018 V d'Or.

What's Included

  • BOGO 50% Wine Tasting
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Saga Meadery & Winery
Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, Saga Meadery & Winery is located in Front Royal. It received two gold medals for the 2021 Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Cheer & 2021 Sunburst Citrus.

What's Included

  • $13 Governor's Cup Tasting Flight (4 Award-winning Meads)
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Shenandoah Vineyards
Shenandoah Vineyards is located in Edinburg and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Reserve.
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The Winery at Kindred Pointe
The Winery at Kindred Pointe is located in Mount Jackson and is a part of the Shenandoah Valley AVA. It received a gold medal for the Picasso.

What's Included

  • 10% Discount On A 3 Pack Of Wine

Southern

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Hamlet Vineyards
Situated in southern VA, Hamlet Vineyards is located in Bassett. It received a gold medal for the 2019 Etham.