Big Cork Vineyards Wins Five Winemasters Choice Awards

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New Maryland Winery’s Varietals Sweep Annual Wine Competition.

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All of Big Cork's wines received medals during the seventh annual Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards.

Big Cork Vineyards (BCV), one of Maryland’s newest wineries, received five medals at the Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, including two Gold medals and a Best in Class acknowledgement.

The following awards were presented to BCV:

  •     Best in Class (Off-Dry): Vidal 2012
  •     Gold Medal: Vidal 2012
  •     Gold Medal: Late Harvest Vidal Blanc 2012
  •     Silver Medal: Traminette 2012
  •     Bronze Medal: Chardonnay 2012

“We are a new winery, so being recognized so early in our vineyards’ development is quite an accomplishment and an honor,” said BCV President & CEO Randy Thompson. “Though admittedly, we are not surprised, as our vintner, Dave Collins, brings more than 25 years of expertise to this venture.”

This marks the seventh year for the annual Winemasters Choice Awards competition. More than 25 winemakers judged submissions alongside members of the wine industry. More than 100 wines in 25 flights were sampled and critiqued. Wines were divided into categories based on their characteristics and judged in a blind tasting. This annual competition precedes the Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition, which is scheduled for Aug. 25. Wine submissions will be collected beginning in early August.

BCV currently samples and sells four white wine varietals at farmers markets, wine festivals and community events throughout Maryland. Wine will soon be available for purchase through the BCV website, as well as at local wine stores and restaurants.

About Big Cork Vineyards
Situated on 100 picturesque acres in Maryland’s Pleasant Valley, Big Cork Vineyards is a local legacy in the making. In the summer of 2014, BCV will open a 9,600 sq. ft. tasting room and farm winery production facility in Rohrersville, Md. To learn more about BCV wines, visit their website or Facebook.

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