3 Orange County Wineries place 15 wines in the 2023 Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup A …

15 Wines from Barboursville Vineyards, Honah Lee Vineyard and Reynard Florence Vineyard have placed in the coveted, annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Awards announced on February 23rd at a celebration event in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Wine Board describes the Governor’s Cup as “…one of the most stringent competitions in the U.S. Each year, world-class judges gather to sample hundreds of the best Virginia wines. The highest 12-ranking red and white wines will become the Governor’s Cup® Case, with one bottle taking home the coveted Governor’s Cup.” In addition to the 15 medal winners, Orange County is proud to have one wine selected as a Case Winner – one of the top 12 in all of Virginia – Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Vermentino Reserve.

In 2023 judges participated in a blind-tasting to sample 617 of the best wines from all over the Commonwealth. 2023 Medal Winners are listed below.


Case Winner
Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Vermentino Reserve

Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Fiano,
Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Savignon Blanc Reserve
Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Vermentino Resreve

Barboursville Vineyards 2017 Octagon
Barboursville Vineyards 2019 Nebbiolo Reserve
Barboursville Vineyards 2019 Octagon
Barboursville Vineyards 2021 Allegrante Rose
Honah Lee Vineyard 2018 Malbec
Honah Lee Vineyard 2019 Petit Verdot
Honah Lee Vineyard 2019 Tannat
Honah Lee Vineyard 2021 De la Merce
Honah Lee Vineyard 2021 Viognier
Reynard Florence Vineyard 2021 Petit Manseng

Honah Lee Vineyard 2019 Captain
Reynard Florence 2019 Petit Verdot


Orange County is located at the heart of the Central Virginia Wine Region.  9 different wineries call Orange County home – for more information about these award winners and all the amazing wineries in Orange County, visit!