Meet the Winning Wines for the 2016 Vin de Mer

All of the wines poured at the Art Unveiling and Vin De Mer Wine Judging were winners, beating out over 200 submissions to reach the Top 40 wines, and now being awarded with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.

Vin De Mer Wine Judging Beaufort Wine and Food

Special thanks are in order for all of the wonderful members and guests who joined us at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center to see Donna Nyzio’s incredible original artwork and help judge the best of the best for this April’s Vin De Mer on Saturday, April 30th. Are you patiently waiting to get your hands on your favorite bottle of the night? Here are your hand-picked winners.

Get your tickets to the Vin De Mer Event on Saturday, April 30th here!


Gold Medal Winners

The Big Easy – Gold Grenache/Syrah/Shiraz/Mourvedre/Rhone Blend
Steele “Steele’s Curve” Chardonnay – Gold Chardonnay
Col Solare Red – Gold Bordeaux/Meritage/Cab-based Blend
Thorn Merlot – Gold Wild Card Red, Best in Show Red & People’s Choice
Lincourt St. Rita Pinot Noir – Gold Pinot Noir
Franciscan Equilibrium White Blend – Gold Wild Card White, Best in Show White
J Cuvee 20 – Gold Sparkling, Best in Show Sparking & People’s Choice
Fess Parker Riesling – Gold Misc. Sweet Wine
KJ Vitner’s Pinot Gris – Gold Pinot Gris
Roth Cabernet Sauvignon Alex – Gold Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal Winners

Vinium Petite Syrah – Silver Grenache/Syrah/Shiraz/Mourvedre/Rhone Blend
Pascal & Renaud Macon Village – Silver Chardonnay
Guenoc Victoria Claret – Silver Bordeaux/Meritage/Cab-based Blend
Scaia Del Priorat Garnatxa – Silver Wild Card Red
Lohr Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir – Silver Pinot Noir
Lohr Highlands Pinot Noir – Silver Pinot Noir
The Prisoner “Blindfold” White – Silver Wild Card White
Möet & Chandon Rose Imperial – Silver Sparkling
Shooting Star Reisling – Silver Misc. Sweet Wine
La Crema Pinot Gris – Silver Pinot Gris
Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze Medal Winners

Grenache/Syrah/Shiraz/Mourvedre/Rhone Blends
Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells
Estancia GSM

Custard Chardonnay
Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

Bordeaux/Meritage/Cab-based Blends
Tamaya Reserva
Taken Red

Wild Card Reds
Septima Obra Malbec
Torus Madiran

Pinot Noir
Russian River Pinot Noir

Wild Card Whites
Biltmore Chenin Blanc
Prodigo Sauvignon Blanc

Anna Codorniu Brut Rose
Anna Codorniu Brut

Misc. Sweet Wines
Chateau St. Michelle Eroica
Fritz Zimmer Riesling

Pinot Gris
Carr Pinot Gris

Cabernet Sauvignon
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Vanderbilt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The medals won by the wines will be presented during the Vin de Mer event, Saturday April 30th. Beaufort Wine and Food will present awards to the winning wines during the event, and the tasting sheet that includes all the wines being poured will have special notations next to medal winners, so you can take home the best of the best. Get your tickets to the Vin De Mer event on April 30th now!


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