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August 25, 2015 | News | Keswick Vineyards News

Keswick Vineyards Awarded Gold in China!

August 25, 2015

Keswick Vineyards Wins in China

Keswick Vineyards’ 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve has just been recognized with an important Gold medal at the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China, the CWSA.

The heavyweight blind tasting held in Hong Kong resulted in Keswick Vineyards being rewarded alongside famous brands including Scotland’s HAIG CLUB (David Beckham and Simon Fuller); Australia’s Wolf Blass and Peter Lehmann; France’s Bernard Magrez and Les Grand Chais de France; Italy’s Feundo Arancio and Cantine San Marzano; New Zealand’s Saint Clair and Marisco; South Africa’s Distell and La Motte Wine Estate and Spain’s Williams and Humbert and Rioja Vega.   

“We are honored to have our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon be recognized as a World Class wine amongst 35 participating countries. Virginia is making a name for itself not just in the USA but worldwide.  We are even more excited about the vintages that we are aging and have not released,” says owner of Keswick Vineyards, Al Schornberg.

Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Stephen Barnard, adds, “This is in part a small validation that we are on the right track in realizing our dream of making world class Cabernet.  With Virginia not known as a Cabernet Sauvignon favorable climate and area, this international recognition is something we can all be proud of.  Having just bottled our 2013 Vintage, and while our 14 matures in barrel, we are confident those wines will continue the success of our wonderful 2010”. 

The CWSA Judges traveled from each corner of Hong Kong, China and Taiwan to attend the blind tasting, selected from the most prominent sommeliers, hoteliers, retailers, importers, and distributors from throughout the region. They are the country's leading buyers and are responsible for sales of 50 million bottles of wine and spirits per year.

CWSA Judges reported the standard of wines and spirits was the highest ever seen before.



2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

·         Gold/93 Points – 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

·         Gold – 2013 & 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup

·         Gold – 2014 San Diego International Wine Competition

·         Gold – 2014 Indy International Wine Competition

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

·         Double Gold – 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition

·         Gold – 2012 Virginia Governor’s Cup

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

·         2009 Governor’s Cup Winner & Gold Medal

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For further information or interview, contact:


Stephen Barnard, Winemaker & Vineyard Manager

Keswick Vineyards

434-244-3341 x102


Jacqueline Rullman, Public Relations Manager

Keswick Vineyards

434-244-3341 x104


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