We are proud to announce the wine competition awards of 2022! At Burntshirt Vineyards, winemaking is our passion. We take pride in crafting wines that delight wine connoisseurs everywhere. Since the inception of our Hendersonville winery in September 2013, our wines have garnered prestigious awards in several competitions throughout the country. Competitions enlighten our winemaking styles. We choose competitions from International, Foreign and Regional to subject our wines to judgment. From the awards we garner, we can take comfort in knowing that we are presenting you, our wine-loving customer, with the best we can produce in a given year. Browse our most recent wine competition victories below.
The Sommeliers Choice Awards provides on-premise wine buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for identifying which wines are worthy of addition to a wine list. The judging panel consists entirely of top sommeliers who have proven their expertise in the industry. Wines are judged according to specific criteria, including how well the wine pairs with food and its overall versatility.
The Burntshirt Vineyards wines below have been awarded medals at the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards by Beverage Trade Network.
GOLD – Burntshirt “O” Cellars Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc
GOLD – Burntshirt “O” Cellars Family Vineyards Meritage
SILVER – Burntshirt Vineyards “O” Cellars Family Vineyards Riesling
SILVER – Burntshirt Vineyards Altitude 3400
SILVER – Burntshirt Vineyards “O” Cellars Family Vineyards Chardonnay
SILVER – Burntshirt Vineyards “O” Cellars Family Vineyards Merlot
The New York International Wine Competition judges wine based on which wines they would import, distribute, buy or sell in their businesses based on product and price category. The judging panels are made up of at least four qualified trade buyers, including restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributors and importers.
Burntshirt Vineyards won the following awards at the 12th annual New York International Wine Competition.
North Carolina Winery of the Year
GOLD – Burntshirt Vineyards White Wine
SILVER – Burntshirt Vineyards Rose
BRONZE – Burntshirt Vineyards Bat Cave
The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) hosts a wine competition to showcase the highest quality wines from the eastern United States. The competition is judged by a diverse panel of professionals in the wine-buying industry.
At the 17th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition in Burke, VA, Burntshirt Vineyards wines were granted the following awards.
GOLD – 2021 Sugah
SILVER – 2021 Estate White
SILVER – 2019 Meritage
SILVER – NV Gruner Veltliner Reserve
SILVER – 2021 Rose
SILVER – NV Four Seasons
BRONZE – NV Riesling Reserve
BRONZE – 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve