Jefferson Loving Cup

Jefferson Loving Cup Information

The beautiful Best of Show sterling silver Tiffany Jefferson Loving Cup stands atop a table in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee Room, Rayburn House Office Building, awaiting presentation during the 2013 annual VWGA/ASWA Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition awards and tasting reception on Capitol Hill. Frames certificates of other competition winning wines and wineries to be presented are in the background.

The ASWA’s sterling silver Tiffany-produced Jefferson Loving Cup and Wine Trophy has been awarded since 1982 to the winning wine and winery of the annual Virginia Wine Competition, which was conducted by the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), the precursor to the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association.

Each winning wine and winery of the VWGA/ASWA-conducted wine competition over the past 31 years has been hand-engraved on the cup itself or machine engraved on a plaque attached to the cup’s wooden base.

Jefferson Loving Cup Winners

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars of Hammondsport, NY has been awarded the Best of Show trophy of their 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling in this year’s annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association wine competition in which 92 wineries representing 12 east coast states entered a total of 503 wines.

The Best of Show trophy, the sterling sliver Tiffany Jefferson Loving Cup, was presented to Frederick Frank the owner of Dr. Konstantin Frank vineyards of Hammondsport, NY in the Finger Lakes region on 22 October 2015 at the annual Congressional awards and tasting reception on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) in cooperation with the Congressional Wine Caucus. Presenting the Cup was Representative Tom Reed ( R-NY-23rdh), Mr. Frank’s Congressional representative.

2016Pollak Vineyards, Greenwood, VA - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Hammondsport, NY 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
2014Chateau Frank, Hammondsport, NY, 2008 Blanc de Noirs
2013Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Maryland, 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve
2011Martha Clara Vineyards, New York, 2010 Estate Reserve Riesling
2010Rosemont Vineyards & Winery, Virginia, 2007 Meritage
2009Chateau Lafayette Reneau Winery, New York, 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling
2008Newport Vineyards & Winery, Rhode Island, 2007 Riesling
2007Fox Meadow Winery, Virginia, 2005 Cabernet Franc
2006Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, New York, 2002 Merlot Reserve Anniversary of the establishment of the Jamestown Colony in May of 1607
2005Rockbridge Vineyards, Virginia, 2002 Heritage
2004Barboursville Vineyards, 2001 Octagon V
2003Rappahannock Cellars, 2002 Viognier Rockbridge Vineyards, 2002 V d’Or
2002Barboursville Vineyards, 2001 Sauvignon Blanc
2001Chrysalis Vineyards, 2000 Viognier
2000Breaux Vineyards, 1999 Viognier
1999Linden Vineyards & Winery
1998Barboursville Vineyards
1997Autumn Hill Vineyards
1996Horton Cellars Winery
1995Montdomaine Cellars
1994Prince Michel Vineyards
1993 Montdomaine Cellars
1992Piedmont Vineyards & Winery
1991Montdomaine Cellars The Williamsburg Winery
1990Montdomaine Cellars
1989Willowcroft Farm Vineyard
1988Dominion Wine Cellars
1987Misty Mountain Vineyard
1986Ingleside Vineyards
1985Ingleside Vineyards
1984Tri-Mountain Winery