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Breaux, Veramar and Williamsburg medal at Decanter awards

Virginia winery Breaux Vineyards

Breaux received highest accolades of all VA wines entered this year in Decanter Magazine's World Wine Awards. Photo by MA Dancisin.

Congratulations to Breaux Vineyards on their two medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards! Breaux Vineyards Viognier 2010 received a SILVER – the highest honor achieved by a VA winery in this round –  and the 2007 Meritage won Bronze.

Veramar Cabernet Franc won a coveted Bronze in Decanter's World Wine Awards. Courtesy photo.

Veramar Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2010 was awarded a Bronze medal in the prestigious competition as well.

“For us, this is like the main attraction at a title boxing event! We may be considered a underdog wine region taking on the champs: France, Italy and California. Not that we can deliver a knock-out blow to someone that is 100 times – or even 1000 times – our size…but it is like getting a split decision from the judges,” said Justin Bogaty,  winemaker at Veramar Vineyard.

Williamsburg Winery also medaled: Two Bronzes, for Adagio 2009 and Gabriel Archer Reserve 2007.

Manuela Thomas of Veramar adds, “Simply put – winning a Bronze at Decanter is like winning a Gold at any other international competition in the world, and winning a Silver at Decanter is like winning Best in Show at any other competition. We are honored and humbled by our wines placing so well in such a prestigious competition!”

Well done, VA vintners!