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Medals, Awards and Reviews

Over the years, our wines have been honored with many prestigious awards and accolades. A few of our recent awards include:

6 bottles with awards
3 Horton wine glasses
various medals and awards

Horton Wine Awards

  Albarino

Medals - Albarino

2015 Albarino - 2016 Indy

2016 Albarino - 2017 Wine Enthusiast 85 Pts

2017 Vintage - Triple Gold - Best in Class - Dan Berger's Wine Competition

2017 Vintage - 90 points - Mark Squires - Robert Parker :Wine Advocate

2017 Albarino - 2018 Dan Burges Triple Gold, Best in Class

2017 Albarino - 2018 Critics Challenge Silver

2017 Albarino -2018 Denver Int Gold

2017 Albarino -2018 Wine Advocate 90 Pts

2017 Albarino - 2018 State Fair Gold

2017 Albarino - 2018 American Wine Society

2017 Albarino - 2019 Wine Enthusiast 88 Pts

  Black Cat Chardonnay

Medals - Black Cat Chardonnay

  Blackberry

Medals - Blackberry

  Blueberry

Medals - Blueberry

  Cabernet Franc

Medals - Cabernet Franc

1992 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1995 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition
1992 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the Monticello Cup
1992 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1995 VWGA Virginia Wine Competition
1992 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1995 Town Point Virginia Wine Competition
1992 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Monticello Cup
1993 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Atlanta Wine Summit
1993 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1995 San Francisco Fair's International Wine Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1995 Atlanta Wine Summit
1993 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal inn the 1995 Grand Harvest Award
1993 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1996 Wine Fest on the Beach
1993 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1996 International Eastern Wine Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1996 Virginia Wineries Association Festival Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1996 Farmer's Fair
1993 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1996 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1997 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1997 Farmer's Fair
1993 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1997 INDY International Wine Competition
1993 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1997 Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
1994 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the Dallas Morning News National Wine Competition
1994 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 1997 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
1995 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1998 Mid Atlantic Wine Festival
1995 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the Dallas Morning News National Wine Competition
1995 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the Florida State Fair Wine & Grape Juice Competition
1995 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 1997 INDY International Wine Competition
1995 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1998 New World International Wine Competition
1996 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 1998 INDY International Wine Competition
1997 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the Atlanta Wine Summit
1998 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 2001 Homestead Virginia Wine Competition
2013 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 2015 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 2017 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the INDY International Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Bronze Medal in the 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Silver Medal in the 2017 Texsom International Wine Competition
2014 Cab Franc - Platinum Medal in the 2017 Savor Wine Classic
2016 Cab Franc - Gold Medal in the 2019 Wine Classic
  Côtes d' Orange

Medals - Côtes d' Orange

1993 Cotes d' Orange - Silver Medal in the 1996 World Wine Championships
1993 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in the 1995 San Francisco International Wine Competition
1994 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in the 2004 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
1995 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in the 1998 New World International Wine Competition
1995 Cotes d' Orange - Silver Medal in the 1998 World Wine Championships
1999 Cotes d' Orange - Silver Medal in the 2005 State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition
2014 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in the 2016 American Wine Society's National Tasting Project Selection
2015 Cotes d' Orange - Silver Medal in the Toast the Coast Wine Competition
2015 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in the 2018-2019 Texas International Wine Competition
2015 Cotes d' Orange - Bronze Medal in 2019 Texsom International Wine Awards
2017 Cotes d' Orange- Bronze Medal in the 2021 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
  Cranberry

Medals - Cranberry

  Dowager

Medals - Dowager

  Eclipse Red

Medals - Eclipse Red

  Eden - Apple Wine

Medals - Eden - Apple Wine

  Erotes

Medals - Erotes

  Freedom

Medals - Freedom

  Late Harvest Petit Manseng

Medals - Late Harvest Petit Manseng

  Late Harvest Rkatsiteli

Medals - Late Harvest Rkatsiteli

  Lot 16

Medals - Lot 16

  Malbec

Medals - Malbec

2016 Malbec - 2020 Wine Advocate (Robert Parkers)
  Mourvedre

Medals - Mourvedre

1992 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1993 Los Angeles County Fair
1992 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1994 Los Angeles County Fair
1992 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the Monticello Cup
1992 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1994 International Eastern Wine Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Gold Medal in the 1995 VWGA Wine Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Virginia Wineries Association's Festival Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1995 Grand Harvest Awards
1993 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1995 San Diego National Wine Competition
1993 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1995 International Wine Judging's Tasters Guild
1993 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1996 International Wine Judging's Tasters Guild
1993 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1996 World Championships
1993 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1996 Monticello Wine Competition
1994 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1997 Virginia State Fair Wine Competition
1994 Mourvedre - Intervin International Award for Wine Achievement in 1997
1994 Mourvedre - Gold Medal in the Florida State Fair's Wine & Grape Juice Competition
1994 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1997 International Wine Judging's Tasters Guild
1994 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the 1997 Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
1994 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1998 World Wine Championships
1995 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the Atlanta Wine Summit
1995 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the 1998 New World International Wine Competition
1997 Mourvedre - Silver Medal in the Florida State Fair's Wine & Grape Juice Competition
1997 Mourvedre - Bronze Medal in the INDY International Wine Competition
2016 Barrel Select Mourvedre - 87 Points in the 2018 Wine Advocate
2016 Barrel Select Mourvedre - Gold Medal in the Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  Nebbiolo

Medals - Nebbiolo

2001 Nebbiolo - Bronze Medal in the 2007 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2013 Nebbiolo - Silver Medal in the 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2013 Nebbiolo- Silver Medal in the 2017 Dan Berger's International Wine and Cider Competition
2013 Nebbiolo - Silver Medal in 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Platinum Medal in the 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Silver Medal in the 2018 State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Bronze Medal in the 2017 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Silver Medal in the Toast the Coast Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Bronze Medal in the 2018 Texsom International Wine Awards
2014 Nebbiolo - Silver Medal in the 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Best Nebbiolo, 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition
2014 Nebbiolo - Gold Medal in the 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
  Nebbiolo Rosé

Medals - Nebbiolo Rosé

2016 Nebbiolo Rose - 2017 Drink Pink Gold

2016 Nebbiolo Rose - 2017 Virginia Wine Lovers Classic Gold

2016 Nebbiolo Rose - 2017 Wine Enthusiast 88 points

2016 Nebbiolo Rose - Wine Enthusiast 88 pts

2019 Nebbiolo Rose - 2020 Wine Advocate (Robert Parkers)

  Niagara

Medals - Niagara

  Norton

Medals - Norton

  Peach

Medals - Peach

  Pear

Medals - Pear

  Pear Dessert Wine

Medals - Pear Dessert Wine

  Petit Manseng

Medals - Petit Manseng

2016 Petit Manseng - 2018 Great American Wine Gold

2016 Petit Manseng - 2018 Wine Advocate 90 Pts

2016 Petit Manseng - 2018 State Fair Gold

2016 Petit Manseng - 2018 Savor Virginia Wine Classic Gold

2016 Petit Manseng - 2019 Governors Cup Gold, Governor's case, Cup

  Petit Verdot Private Reserve

Medals - Petit Verdot Private Reserve

2020 Wine Advocate (Robert Parkers)
  Pinotage

Medals - Pinotage

2014 Pinotage - 2017 Monterey Gold

2016 Pinotage - 2018 Alt seaboard wine comp Gold

2016 Pinotage - 2019 Tasting Guild Gold

2016 Pinotage - 2019 Wine Enthusiast

  Pinotage Rose

Medals - Pinotage Rose

2017 Pinotage Rose - 2018 American Wine Society Gold 2017 Pinotage Rose - 2019 Drink Pink Vino International Rose Comp Silver

2018 Pinotage Rose - 2019 Drink Pink Vino International Rose Comp Silver

2018 Pinotage Rose - 2019 Global Wine Awards Silver

  Pomegranate

Medals - Pomegranate

  Raspberry

Medals - Raspberry

  Rkatsiteli

Medals - Rkatsiteli

Platinum award-winner, 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition-- 2018 Director's Awards: Best Eastern US White Wine-- Double Gold award winner, 2018 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition-- Double Gold award winner, 2018 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition-- Toast of Coast, 2018 Best Rkatsiteli, Best of Virginia

2016 Rhatsiteli - 2018 Winemaker Challenge Platinum, Best Wine On The East Coast, 94 pts

2016 Rhatsiteli - 2018 Critics Challenge Gold 90 pts

2016 Rhatsiteli - 2018 Toast of the Coast Double Gold, Best of Virginia, 94 pts 2019 Rhatsiteli - 2020 Wine Advocate (Robert Parkers)

  Roussanne

Medals - Roussanne

2013 Roussanne - 2017 Denver Inter Silver

2013 Roussanne - 2017 Dan Burgars Silver

2013 Roussanne - 2017 Indy Gold

  Sparkling Viognier

Medals - Sparkling Viognier

2018 Sommelier Challenge Gold 91 pts

2019 Tasting Guild Gold

2019 Women's Wine Competion Silver

2019 Global Wine Awards Gold 90 pts

2019 Wine Classic Gold

2019 American Wine Society Silver 90 pts

  Stonecastle Blush

Medals - Stonecastle Blush

  Stonecastle Red

Medals - Stonecastle Red

2015 Stonecastle Red - 2018 Savor Virginia Wine Classic Gold

2016 Stonecastle Red - 2019 Mid Alt Wine comp Silver

  Stonecastle White

Medals - Stonecastle White

  Strawberry

Medals - Strawberry

  Suil

Medals - Suil

2020 Suil disgoraged - 2020 Wine Advocate (Robert Parkers)

  Suil Sparkling Viognier

Medals - Suil Sparkling Viognier

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  Sweet Concord

Medals - Sweet Concord

  Syrah

Medals - Syrah

2016 Syrah - 2018 Sommelier Challenge Silver
  Tannat

Medals - Tannat

1998 Tannat - 2002 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
2001 Tannat - Silver Medal in the 2007 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2006 Tannat - Best Red Varietal in the 2008 VA Wine Showcase People's Choice Awards
2009 Tannat - Bronze Medal in the Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2013 Tannat - Bronze Medal in the 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
2013 Tannat - Silver Medal in the 2017 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
2014 Tannat - Silver Medal in the 2016 American Wine Society Wine Competition
2014 Tannat - Silver Medal in the 2018-2019 Texas International Wine Competition
2014 Tannat - Gold Medal in the 2017 VA State Fair
2014 Tannat - Platinum Medal in the 2018 Savor Virginia Wine Classic
2014 Tannat - 88 points in 2019 Wine Enthusiast
2015 Tannat - Gold Medal in the 2021 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
  Test Wine

Medals - Test Wine

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  Vidal Blanc

Medals - Vidal Blanc

2016 Vidal Blanc - 2017 Sommelier Challenge Silver

2016 Vidal Blanc - 2018 Winemaker Challenge Gold 92 pts

2016 Vidal Blanc - 2018 Monterey International Platinum, Best Native White American Wine 94 pts

2016 Vidal Blanc - 2019 Wine Enthusiast 86 pts

2017 Vidal Blanc - 2018 Denver Int Silver

2017 Vidal Blanc - 2018 American Wine Society Silver, Best Vidal Blanc

  Vintage Port

Medals - Vintage Port

  Viognier

Medals - Viognier

1992 Viognier - Best of Class Award in the 1994 San Diego National Wine Competition
1992 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 1994 San Diego National Wine Competition
1992 Viognier - Grand Harvest Award in 1994 for the Best from North American Viticulture Areas
1992 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 1994 National Wine Competition
1993 Viognier - Bronze Medal in the 1995 San Diego National Wine Competition
1993 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1995 San Francisco Fair's International Wine Competition
1993 Viognier - Silver Medal in the Farmer's Fair of Riverside County
1993 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1995 Virginia Wineries Association's Festival Competition
1993 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1994 San Francisco Fair's International Wine Competition
1994 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 1996 Monticello Wine Competition
1994 Viognier - Bronze Medal in the 1995 Monticello Wine Competition
1995 Viognier - Bronze Medal in the 1997 International Wine Judging Taster's Guild
1995 Viognier - Best Dry White Wine in the 1995 Roanoke Valley Wine Festival
1995 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1996 World Wine Championships
1997 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1998 Los Angeles County Fair
1998 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 1999 Monticello Wine Competition
2015 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Silver Medal in the Great American Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 2017 Virginia Wine Lovers Classic
2016 Viognier - 90 point rating on the 2017 Tasting.com
2016 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 2017 Denver International Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2017 San Francisco Wine Competition
2016 Viognier - 88 points in the 2017 Wine Enthusiast
2016 Viognier - Gold Medal in the 2017 VA State Fair
2016 Viognier - 92 points in the 2018 Global Wine Awards
2017 Viognier - Bronze Medal in the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2017 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2018 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
2018 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2019 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
2018 Viognier - 86 points in the American Wine Society's Dixie Classic Fair
2019 Viognier - Silver Medal in the 2021 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition
  Xoco Blanco

Medals - Xoco Blanco

#9 Blanco - 2017 Denver Int Gold

  Xoco Rojo

Medals - Xoco Rojo

#8 Rojo - 2017 Denver Int Gold

#9 Rojo - 2018 Denver Int Silver