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Virginia wine Jefferson’s Dream of International Wine Quality begins at Veramar

August 4, 2004 -- The rigorous and professionally managed 23rd annual wine competition for the Vinifera Wine Growers Association competition yields Veramar 2003 Chardonnay a Gold Medal and Veramar 2003 D’Ora a Bronze. This year’s competition included 235 wines in 29 different categories. The 16 distinguished judges included representatives from a wide cross section of the wine industry - retail, wholesale, importer, restaurant, chef, sommelier and wine writers. Judging this year focused on quality wines that sell to the local and international marketplace.

Gordon W. Murchie, President, Vinifera Wine Growers Association said,” This competition is the oldest in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the most prestigious wine events on the East Coast.” Mr. Murchie continues, “ Jefferson’s dream that quality wine, comparable to international wines, could be produced in Virginia has come true.”

“This is the forth year in a row Veramar Wines has won Gold.” said Jim Bogaty, Veramar Vineyard owner, “Veramar Vineyard is dedicated to quality and consistency. This years Veramar 2003 Chardonnay is big, rich and extracts fine textural nuances and great balance. I am pleased with how Veramar wines are developing. The evolution of quality is reflected in the bottle from vintage to vintage. We love the way Veramar Vineyard wines are assisting in Thomas Jefferson’s dream of producing an international quality wine here in Virginia”

Veramar’s wines and late harvest dessert wines have won their share of medals in both National and International Competitions as well as the praise of wine critics across the country. Don’t forget to ask your favorite restaurant to add Veramar to their wine list. This will help validate the quality of Virginia's wines. However, Veramar Vineyard isn't just about wine. Veramar is a lifestyle of gracious gardens, nightlife and entertaining in the beautiful Shenandoah Wine Country (SWX). Virginia, a place where local and international tourists are flocking to enjoy Veramar wines and the birthplace of American wine.

Justin Bogaty, VP of Veramar Vineyard Operations said, “Quality Virginia fruit from outstanding vineyards in acclaimed growing region serves as the foundation for Veramar wines. Our goal is to produce international quality wines that achieve a balance of intensity with structure, depth and elegance.”

Veramar Vineyard with 27 tasting awards

Veramar earns accolades in competitions across the nation, bringing home 27 tasting awards. For a comprehensive list of Veramar awards to date, please visit . Veramar Vineyard is becoming recognized, as one of the Virginia Shenandoah Valley’s best vineyard & winery.

Veramar Vineyard, situated on a private 100-acre estate in the heart of Virginia Hunt County at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Shenandoah River, is a small, family-run winery dedicated to producing naturally dry, full-bodied wines. Veramar Vineyard is located at 905 Quarry Road, Berryville, Virginia. For more information, call Veramar Vineyard 540-955-5510 or go online at

Further information on Veramar Vineyard, and media interviews are available by calling James Bogaty at 540-955-5510 or email

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