A non-vintage Cranberry wine from Tomasello Winery in Hammonton and a 2017 Vidal Blanc from Sharrott Winery of Winslow Township earned Best of Category honors in The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s (ASWA) 14th annual wine
competition held earlier this month at the Marriott Tysons Corner.

Tomasello Winery’s NV Cranberry wine won Best of Category for sweet fruit wines and Sharrott Winery’s 2017 Vidal Blanc won for Vidal Blanc.

ASWA’s Wine Competitionis the largest in the nation focused exclusively on East Coast wines. A panel of nineteen judges scored 483 wines made in the eastern US. This year’s Best of Show wine, CrossKeys Vineyard Fiore 2017, from the Shenendoah Valley AVA, was selected from 33  Best of Category Winners.

The 2018 ASWA Wine Competition issued 72 gold medals, 170 silver medals and 152 Bronze medals. Competition Chairman Dave Barber says, “A panel of well-qualified independent judges from various levels within the industry, and hailing from several east coast states and from as far afield as San Francisco and Alabama, evaluated red and rosé wines on day one, and whites on day two.” The final round, after scores were tallied for all Best of Category entries, took place Sunday afternoon.

New Jersey wines took five gold medals in the competition. Earning gold were:

  • 2017 Halcyon by Autumn Lake Winery in Williamstown
  • 2015 Chambourcin by Bellview Winery in Landisville
  • 2015 Nebbiolo y Natali Vineyard in Cape May Courthouse
  • 2017 Vidal Blanc by Sharrott Winery, Hammonton
  • NV Cranberry by Tomasello Winery, Hammonton

New Jersey wineries also earned 11 silver medals and 14 bronze medals in the competition. The complete list is below.

Silver Medals by New Jersey wineries:

  • 2015 Chamourcin by Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown
  • 2016 Blaufrankisch by Bellview Winery, Landisville
  • 2017 Traminette by Bellview Winery, Landisville
  • NV Porto Rosso by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • NV Stony Brook Blush, by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • 2017 Courthouse Blush by Natali Vineyard, Cape May Courthouse
  • 2015 Tempranillo by Natali Vineyard, Cape May Courthouse
  • 2015 Trio by Sharrott Winery, Hammonton
  • NV Blueberry by Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
  • 2015 BDX by William Heritage Vineyard, Mullica Hill
  • 2015 Brut Rose by William Heritage Vineyard, Mullica Hill

Bronze Medals by New Jersey Wineries:

  • 2016 Chardonnay by Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown
  • 2017 Lakeside Blanc by Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown
  • 2015 ORF by Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown
  • NV Leo by Bellview Winery, Landisville
  • 2015 Chambourcin by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • NV Dolce Vita by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • NV Pinot Grigio by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • NV Porto Bianco by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • 2015 Rosso Della Vale by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • NV White Merlot by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
  • 2016 Cedar Hammock by Natali Vineyard, Cape May Courthouse
  • 2015 Chambourcin by Sharrott Winery
  • 2014 Palmaris Petite Verdot by Tomasello Winery
  • 2017 Traminette by Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown
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