2019 Monticello Cup Wine Competition

This year marks the 29th year for the annual competition held by the Monticello Wine Trail.

The friendly competition held among member wineries celebrates the best wines of the Monticello AVA. To be entered a wine must contain at least 85% fruit from the Monticello AVA and be produced by a member of the Monticello Wine Trail.

The 2019 competition will be held on Tuesday, March 12 and coordinated by The Virginia Wine & Spirits Academy, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust approved program provider based in the beautiful and historic Monticello AVA. Their mission is to provide premier education and experiences in the world of wine and spirits to the community of wine enthusiasts and professionals.

Results will be announced live at the Monticello Cup Awards in late April. The award ceremony also officially begins the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival week.

Judges - Results - press release


The 2018 Monticello Cup Winner for highest scoring wine: Veritas Vineyard & Winery - 2015 Petit Verdot “Paul Shaffer’s 7th Edition”.