Competition & Awards

While the modern day Wine Industry in Tennessee is still very young, our  Growers and Producers are putting out some exceptional Award Winning Wines. Every year Tennessee Wines compete in both regional and international wine competitions bringing home medals and accolades. Showing that  Grown in Tennessee and Made in Tennessee are highly revered.

Wanting to put a spotlight on some of our top quality producers Tennessee recognizes a few awards of our own.

William O. Beach Award

The William O Beach Award is given to the top wine made in Tennessee using 100% Tennessee sourced fruit.

2019

2018

  • Hillside Winery 2017 Muscadine Spumante

Are you interested in submitting your wine for consideration for the William O Beach Award? Please submit your wine to Wines of the South for consideration.

Tennessee Governors Cup

The Tennessee Governor’s Cup Trophy recognizes the best Tennessee Appellation Wines from East, Middle and West Tennessee.  Only Tennessee Appellation Wines, those wines made from at least 75% Tennessee fruit, are eligible for this recognition.

2019

  • East TN – Tennessee Wine Co. 2018 V3
  • Middle TN – Beachaven Winery 2015 Judge’s Choice Chambourcin
  • West TN – Century Farm Winery 2018 Vintage Muscat

2018

  • East TN – Hillside Winery’s 2017 Muscadines Spumante
  • Middle TN – DelMonaco Winery’s 2017 Concord
  • West TN – Century Farm Winery’s 2017 Traminette

Are you interested in submitting your wine for consideration for the Tennessee Governor’s Cup? Please submit your wine to Wines of the South for consideration.

Tennessee Three Star Medals

The Tennessee Three-Star Medals recognizes the top Tennessee Appellation Wine in each of the three Grand Divisions of the State; West, Middle and East.  Only Tennessee Appellation Wines, those wines made from at least 75% Tennessee fruit, are eligible for this recognition.

Tom Brown Decanter Award

The Tom Brown Decanter Award: Not a yearly award – only given when the Board of Directors feels it is deserved.  The award can be given to any individual whose efforts in supporting/growing the Tennessee wine industry are substantial and far reaching.  Awardees are selected by the Board of Directors.

2019 – Dr. David Lockwood

Regional Wine Competitions

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