2018 Governor's Cup Award Winning Wines

2018 Colorado Wine Annual Governor’s Cup Awards

Every year wineries from around the state of Colorado gather to compete in the Governor’s Cup. Over 340 wines were brought by 46 Colorado wineries and were judged by a panel of experts including sommeliers, chefs, writers and wine experts from around the country. The Grand Junction area was well represented in 2018, with local wineries winning over 50 awards. Check out the 2018 award winners to discover a new favorite wine and also explore the rest of Colorado’s Wine Country!

Double Gold

Bookcliff Vineyards:

2015 Reserve Cabernet Franc

2016 Tempranillo

Colterris:

2016 Estate Selection/Riverside Vineyard Merlot

2016 Petit Verdot

Red Fox Cellars:

2016 Teroldego

 

Gold

Bookcliff Vineyards:

2015 merlot

2016 Ensemble

Colorado Cellars/Rocky Mountain Vineyards:

1981 Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Fox Cellars – 2016 Nebbiolo

 

Silver

Bookcliff Vineyards:

2015 Ensemble

2015 Syrah

2016 Cabernet Franc

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Graciano

2016 Malbec

2016 Reserve Malbec

Carlson Vineyards:

2016 NSFW Red

2016 Terra

2016 NSFW Red

2016 Terra

Colorado Cellars/Rocky Mountain Vineyards:

1988 Cabernet Sauvignon

1994 Merlot

1996 Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Merlot

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Roadkill Red

Colterris:

2015 “Canterris” Red

2016 Cabernet Franc

2016 Merlot

Grande River Vineyards:

2015 Meritage Red

2016 Merlot

Plum Creek Cellars:

2016 Cabernet 

Red Fox Cellars:

2015 Cabernet Franc

2015 Tempranillo

Two Rivers Winery:

2015 Vintner's Blend

Whitewater Hill Vineyards:

2017 Chambercin

2017 Sweetheart Red

 

Bronze

Bookcliff Vineyards:

2017 Malbec

Carlson Vineyards:

2017 Sweet Baby Red

Colorado Cellars/Rocky Mountain Vineyards:

1985 Merlot

1992 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Colorado Mountain Vineyards Red Blend

2016 Syrah

Colterris:

2016 Malbec

Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery:

2017 Cabernet Franc

Grande River Vineyards:

2016 Cabernet Franc

Mesa Park Vineyards:

2016 Cabernet Franc

Plum Creek Cellars:

2016 Petit Verdot

Red Fox Cellars:

2015 Barbera

Red 2016 Dolcetto

Talon Winery:

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

 2016 Merlot

2016 Wingspan Red

Two Rivers Winery:

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Syrah

Whitewater Hill Vineyards:

2016 Cabernet Franc

 2016 Ethereal

 2016 Merlot

 2016 Syrah

 

Did you know that the Grand Junction area is known as Colorado’s Wine Country? A mecca for fresh, locally grown produce, the Grand Valley is home to 26 wineries