Congratulations to Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition Winners!

The medals keep pouring in for Virginia wineries, and Reston Limousine’s destination weekend wineries are no exception!

More than 100 wineries in 11 states submitted 538 entries to the 6th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition held recently at the Regency Country Club at Dominion Valley, and Northern Virginia came away with a good share of awards.

In the Best of Category, Pearmund Cellars took the medal for its 2009 Petit Manseng for Other White Vinifera Varietals. In the category of White Interspecific Blends: newcomer Paradise Springs Winery won with its 2009 Sommet Blanc.

Paradise Springs also claimed gold for its 2008 Cabernet Franc; it was joined by Pearmund Cellars for the 2008 Viognier and Sunset Hills Vineyards for the 2008 Reserve Chardonnay.

Silver Medal winners included:

2009 Rosa Luna by Fabbioli Cellars
2009 Chardonnay by Paradise Springs Winery
2009 Sommet Blanc by Paradise Springs Winery
2007 Ameritage by Pearmund Cellars
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon by Pearmund Cellars
2009 Petit Manseng by Pearmund Cellars
2008 Chardonnay by Philip Carter Winery
2008 “Fletcher’s” Chardonnay by Winery at LaGrange
2008 Snort by Winery at LaGrange
2007 Tannat by Winery at LaGrange

Bronze Medal winners included:

2007 Chegada Merlot by Casanel Vinyards
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon by Fabbioli Cellars
2009 Riesling by Pearmund Cellars
2009 Rose by Sunset Hills Vineyards
2009 Viognier by Sunset Hills Vineyards
2008 Alouette Cabernet Franc by Three Fox Vineyards
2008 Piedmontese Nebbiolo by Three Fox Vineyards
2009 Malbec by Veramar Vineyard
2009 Pinot Gris by Winery at LaGrange

You can visit all of these winning wineries on various weekends on Reston Limousine’s weekend wine tours, where we visit two wineries each Saturday and Sunday. For a schedule of tours, visit Reston Limousine’s online Calendar at

New to the wine world? The friendly folks at all the wineries are happy to dispense tips and advice, including Doug Fabbioli of Fabbioli Cellars:

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