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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Williamsburg Winery Wins Medals in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Williamsburg Winery bottle with gold medal

The Williamsburg Winery recently announced that their 2019 Wessex Hundred Chardonnay received a Gold Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. More than 5,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries were entered into this prestigious annual competition.

The 2019 Wessex Hundred Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine offering aromas of peach, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple, along with a floral note that transitions into a lovely fresh rose and hydrangea essence. Among the fresh fruits and flowers is a layer of creamy vanilla and caramel that then lead into a saltwater taffy character. The oak is sublimely integrated with the fruit and acidity making for a deliciously balanced wine with an elegant body and finish.

In addition to their Gold Medal, the Williamsburg Winery received five other medals in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:

 Silver Medals

  • 2019 Monticello Chardonnay Limited Release 
  • 2019 Petit Manseng 
  • 2019 Wessex Hundred Viognier 
  • 2017 XVII, Limited Release (Category: Red Blend: Petit Verdot leading blend)

Bronze Medal

  • 2019 Wessex Hundred Albarino 

To view more information on the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, visit their website.

About the Williamsburg Winery

The Williamsburg Winery is over 40 acres of vineyards, an on-site garden, a hotel and two restaurants, Café Provencal and the Gabriel Archer Tavern all set on Wessex Hundred, a 300-acre farm. The Williamsburg Winery opened in 1988 and is open year round. There are numerous sites on property for group tastings, weddings and private events. Additionally, the Williamsburg Winery hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that are open to the public.

For more information about The Williamsburg Winery, visit their website or Facebook page.

Williamsburg Winery Media Contact:
Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media for The Williamsburg Winery
757-713-2199; stephanie@consociatemedia.com

James City County Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator
757-253-6607; laura.messer@jamescitycountyva.gov

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