Nine Charlottesville area wines won a spot in the Governor’s Case, which is comprised of the top twelve wines in the competition Charlottesville, VA (February 24, 2017) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that members of the Monticello Wine Trail accounted for 60% of all gold medals awarded in this year’s Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition. Of the 23 gold medals awarded in the competition, 14 were given to wines from members of the Monticello Wine Trail. Five of the seven wineries that received more than one gold medal are also members of the Trail, including Barboursville Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Michael Shaps Wineworks, and Veritas Vineyard & Winery. Additionally, Horton Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, and Cardinal Point Winery all won single gold medals. Wines entered into the Governor’s Cup competition must be made from 100% Virginia fruit and be subjected to a thorough and stringent judging process over a four-week period. Nearly 500 Virginia wines were entered into this year’s competition.