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Gray Ghost’s Adieu “Best in Class” in California

Virginia winery Gray GhostAmy Payette informs us that Gray Ghost’s 2011 Adieu took “Best in Class” and Double Gold honors at the 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition held in Sonoma, California September 18 and 19.  In a competition dominated by California wine entries, Gray Ghost’s dessert wine surpassed all other Late Harvest entries to capture top honors. To receive “Double Gold” status, every judge must award the wine a gold medal.

The International Women’s Wine Competition evaluated over 860 wines from around the world and awarded only 27 Double Gold, 73 Gold and 268 Silver medals. Gray Ghost also took silver honors for the 2011 Gewurztraminer.

The announcement brings Gray Ghost’s Adieu to a total of 22 medals in 2012, those awards include “Best in Class”, “Best Dessert Wine” and seven golds.  Eleven of the awards were received in California wine competitions.

Gray Ghost Winery is located at 14706 Lee Highway in Amissville and can be contacted at 540-937-4869. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.