2017 Wine Competition Results!

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John Bannier
Silver – 2016 Cayuga White

Wesley Bellinger
Silver – 2015 Niagara
Gold – 2015 Apple

David Brass
Bronze – Brass Haven 2014 Merlot
Gold – Brass Haven 2014 Tempranillo

Chris & Elizabeth Card
Bronze – 2016 Pear

Mary & Larry Collins, Linda Watson
Silver – 2015 Chambourchin/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Silver – 2015 Oaked Chambourchin
Silver – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/Chambourchin Blend
Gold – 2015 Blueberry

Crystal & Paul Davidson
Bronze – 2014 Traminette

Paul Downs (9 Wines with 7 winners: 1 Bronze, 2 Silver, 4 Golds)
Bronze – 2014 Chambourchin
Silver – 2015 Blanc Du Bois Cask 117
Silver – 2015 Blueberry
Gold – 2016 Blanc Du Bois Cask 128
Gold – 2016 Blanc Du Bois Cask 129
Gold – Bubble Bath Blush 2016 Conquistador
Gold – 2016 Strawberry

Michael Dunn
Bronze – Pop Quiz 2012 Cynthiana
Silver – 2014 Cynthiana

Emmett Hunt
Silver – 2015 Blackberry

Michael Johnson
Bronze – Dry Concord 2015 Concord
Silver – Sweet Concord 2015 Concord
Silver – 2015 Niagara/Concord Blend

Tom & Barbara Lewis
Gold – 2015 Noble Muscadine

Tony Mann (10 Wines: 2 Silver 8 Gold)
Silver – Sweet Valley Red- 2016 Steuben
Silver – Blackberry Mead- 2016 Blackberry/Honey
Gold – Crossings Red -2016 Cynthiana
Gold – Granny’s Jelly-2016 Concord
Gold –Dingus Duo- 2016 Concord/Fredonia Blend
Gold – White House Red -2016 Fredonia
Gold – Big D Dry -2016 Chardonnay
Gold – Golden Muscat -2016 Golden Muscat
Gold – Apple Mango -2016 Apple Mango
Gold – Muscadine -2016 Noble Muscadine


Scott Montgomery
Bronze – The Wanderer – 2014 Norton
Silver – 2015 Chambourchin
Silver – Vidal Unoaked – 2015 Vidal
Silver – Vidal Oaked – 2015 Vidal
Silver – 2015 Chardonel

Carolyn Nash
Silver – 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Jim Newton (18 Wines: 15 Medals- 1 Bronze, 3 Silver, 11 Gold)
Bronze – 2016 Seyval
Silver – Vidal (VA) – 2106 Vidal
Silver – Sweet Caroline – 2016 Nobel/Carlos Blend
Silver – 2015 Cabernet/Meritage Blend
Gold – Warriors Red – 2016 Fredonia
Gold – 2016 Fredonia
Gold –Rocky Ridge Red – 2016 Steuben
Gold – 2015 Seyval
Gold – 2016 Chardonnay
Gold – Vidal (TN) – 2016 Vidal
Gold – Tremendous Trio – 2016 Vidal/Traminette/Golden Muscat Blend
Gold – Backyard Blush – 2016 Niagara/Concord Blend
Gold – Poppy’s Blend – 2016 Golden Muscat/Concord Blend
Gold – 2016 Plum
Gold – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Perkinson (15 Wines: 15 Medals-1 Bronze,10 Silver 4 Gold)
Bronze – 2016 Italian Amorone
Silver – 2016 Steuben
Silver – 2015 Virginia Screamer
Silver – 2015 OO7
Silver – 2015 White Weasel
Silver – 2015 La Batalla
Silver – 2015 Steuben Blush
Silver – 2015 Red Muscadine
Silver – 2015 4th Generation
Silver – 2016 Cynthiana Rose’
Silver – 2016 Noble Red
Gold – 2015 Concord Art the Perfect Mistake
Gold – 2016 Golden Muscat
Gold – 2016 Toasted Carmel Port
Gold – 2016 Sundale Harvest Concord Port

Jeffery Perry
Silver – 2016 Malbec

David Powell
Gold – Mead 2016 Honey

Kelly Price
Silver – Green Apple Riesling – 2016 Riesling

Kendal & Susan Rodgers (6 Wines: 6 Medals- 3 Bronze, 1 Silver, 2 Gold)
Bronze – Chilean Trilogy Red – 2016 Cabernet/Malbec/Carmenere Blend
Bronze – 2016 Riesling
Bronze – Black Beauty Port – 2016 Blueberry/Blackberry/Chocolate Blend
Silver – Summer Breeze – 2016 Macato/Mango Blend
Gold – Camberry Rose – 2016 White Cabernet/Muscadine/Concord Blend
Gold – 2016 Mango


Ed Rogers
Gold – 2015 Blueberry

Edward Rollins
Gold – 2014 Norton

Greg & Carol Salyer (15 Wines: 13 Medals – 5 Bronze, 4 Silver, 4 Gold)
Bronze – Sweet Cynthiana – 2015 Cynthiana
Bronze -2014 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – Nobel Port – 2016 Nobel Muscadine
Bronze – Semisweet Nobel – 2016 Nobel Muscadine
Bronze – Nobel Chocolate – 2016 Nobel Muscadine
Silver – 2016 Golden Muscat – 2016
Silver – 2016 Chardonel – 2016
Silver –2013 Blackberry
Silver – Sweet Nobel – 2016 Nobel Muscadine
Gold – 2014 Steuben
Gold – 2014 Catawba
Gold – 2016 Niagra
Gold – 2016 Noiret

Jeff Sanderson
Gold – 2015 Blueberry
Gold – 2015 Rasberry

Ali Smith
Gold – French Kiss Chocolate Cherry Port – 2016 Chocolate Cherry Candy
Gold – Kitts Cab Sav – 2016 French Cabernet Sauvignon

Bill Summar
Silver – Blackjack – 2016 Blackberry

Brian Townsend
Gold – Townsend Trio – 2015 Cabernet/Syrah/Zinfandel Blend

John Watkins (10 Wines: 7 Medals – 5 Bronze, 1 Silver, 1 Gold)
Bronze – Rocky Top Chambourcin – 2005 Chambourcin
Bronze – Rocky Top Chardonelle Blend – 2014 Chardonelle
Bronze – Rocky Top Petit Verdot – 2014 Petit Verdot
Bronze – TN Vintage Port – 2013 Blend
Bronze – TN Vintage Port – 2011 Blend
Silver – Rocky Top Traminette Late Harvest – 2014
Gold – Rocky Top Chardonnay Blend – 2015 Chardonnay

Terry Way (10 Wines: 10 Medals- 1 Bronze, 1, Silver, 8 Golds)
Bronze – 2015 Vidal
Silver – 2015 Pinot Grigio
Gold – Picnic Red – 2016 Steuben
Gold – 2015 Golden Muscat
Gold – Barbera – 2015 Red Blend
Gold – Mosaic Red – 2015 Red Blend
Gold – Fortitude – 2015 Red Blend
Gold – 2016 Chardonnay
Gold – 2016 Balckberry
Gold – Noble – 2016 Red Muscadine


Danny Yarbrough (10 Wines: 1 Bronze, 3 Silver, 6 Gold)
Bronze – 2016 Pinot Noir
Silver – 2016 Enigma
Silver – 2016 Petite Shiraz
Silver – 2016 Sauvignon Blac Rose’
Gold – 2016 Camenere
Gold – 2016 Merlot
Gold – 2016 Malbec
Gold – 2016 Montepulciano
Gold – 2016 Petit Verdot
Gold – 2016 Viognier

Judges Pick for the Top Wines:
Winners for these awards are selected from all the Gold Medal Winners. There were 59 Golds entered into this event and were judged by a team of 9 individuals. A wine had to score 16 points or better to qualify for this event but once entered into this level of judging, each wine stood alone on its virtues. These wines do not get scored again, they are all considered as equal value. The volunteers pour fresh glasses of wine from each Gold medal bottle. The judges swirl their glasses and observe the density, clarity and wonderful aromas given off by each wine. They tip the glass to their mouth and the wine goes from the tip of their tongue along a path to the back of their throat. They determine the complexity of the wine as it passes across their taste buds to make their final decision on the most satisfying wine that is set in front of them by TVOS.

Best of Class Dry Red:
Terry Way – Fortitude – Red Blend

Best of Class Dry White:
Jim Newton – Seyval – Reedy Creek Vineyard

Best of Class Sweet:
Jim Newton – Rocky Ridge Red – Steuben – Chucky, TN Vineyard

TN Appellation Award:
Jim Newton – Rocky Ridge Red – Steuben – Chucky, TN Vineyard

Wine Maker of the Year:
Award is given to entrants that submitted 6 wines or more and their top 6 scores are averaged to determine the Wine Maker of the Year. This year 9 wine makers qualified for judging. Of the 9 contestants there were only 3 points difference from lowest to highest average.
2017 Wine Maker of the Year who scored a Gold for his Golden Muscat, Mosaic Red, Picnic Red, Barbera, Chardonnay and Fortitude is:

Terry Way

Honorable Mentions:
These awards are being given by the Wine Committee Coordinators for individuals that did an outstanding presentation on their wines.
Judges Highest 3 Scoring Wine
#3 Danny Yarborough with 18.7 for his 2016 Malbec
#2 Greg & Carol Salyer with 18.8 for their 2014 Steuben
#1 Paul Downs with 19.2 points out of 20 for his 2016 Strawberry.

Most Appealing Name for Wine
The Wine Committee volunteers chose the most Appealing Name of all this years’ wines. The honor goes to Ali Smith for “French Kiss Chocolate Cherry Port”.

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