Sept. 12, 2013.
Results have just been announced at the 2013 Southeast Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition at the Dixie Classic Fair. Some 600 wines were submitted from winemakers from throughout the Southeast: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
This year The 1861 Farmhouse entered seven wines and all seven medaled as follows:
- “The House” – Chenin Blanc-Viognier Blend – GOLD
- River Run Reisling – GOLD
- Dutch Creek – Un-oaked Chardonnay – SILVER
- River Run Chardonnay – BRONZE
- Boulder Shadow – Merlot – GOLD
- Victoria’s Vale – Cabernet Franc-Merlot Blend – SILVER
- Red Porch – Syrah-Merlot Blend – BRONZE
The Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition began in 1995 and is open to any commercial vineyard, winery or amateur winemaker in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia. Now in its 14th year, the competition continues to increase in popularity as the wine industry in the Southeastern United States grows. In the past five years, the number of competitive entries has grown by more than 150 percent, with over 500 wines submitted for consideration in 2012.
“The wine industry in the Southern U.S. has enjoyed explosive growth over the past 20 years,” said Jim Collins, wine superintendent and coordinator of the Fair’s Wine Competition. “Looking across the region, there are a number of talented winemakers who are producing terrific vintages. The Dixie Classic Fair is proud to support and promote wineries in the region through the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition, and we look forward to another successful competition in 2013.”
The 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant and Winery is located in a 151-year-old, fully restored Victorian Farmhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in the heart of Valle Crucis. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and wine tastings, serves dinners Wednesday through Saturday, and an elegant Brunch every Sunday. The 1861 Winery is located in the property’s barn, which is also listed on the National Registry. Visit 1861Farmhouse.com for menus and hours. Contact 1861 at 828-963-6301.