- Last Updated on 07:54 AM 03/25/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
The Virginia Wineries Association recently announced Molliver Vineyards & Winery’s Vidal Blanc has been approved by the Commonwealth Quality Alliance (CQA) program to join the rankings of Virginia’s top quality wines.
Achieving the CQA standard adds Molliver Vineyards & Winery wines to the list of Virginia’s most exceptional and carefully crafted wines.
“We are pleased that Molliver Vineyards & Winery has joined the Commonwealth Quality Alliance,” said Laurie Aldrich, executive director of the Virginia Wineries Association. “On behalf of our partners and the VWA we commend Molliver Vineyards & Winery for surpassing the CQA’s quality and purity standards.”
The CQA program – established in 2011 rewards and raises awareness of quality Virginia-grown wines. This means that:
• Molliver Vidal Blanc was made with 100 percent Virginia grapes.
• Molliver Vidal Blanc was produced and bottled in Virginia.
• Molliver Vidal Blanc has been tested for quality and purity.
• Molliver Vidal Blanc was produced by a CQA member winery.
This wine also received a medal in the 2013 Governor’s Cup competition. One judge described the Vidal Blanc in the Tasting Notes as “fruit salad in a glass.”
To learn more about Molliver Vineyards & Winery, visit www.molliver-vineyards.com.
About Molliver Vineyards & Winery
Molliver Vineyards & Winery is located along the Banister River on 134+ acres.
They make many of their wines from old-world grapes, which societies have enjoyed for centuries.
Their European style red wines include cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Their American style red wines include blackberry wine, aged norton wine, and their proprietary chocolate wine. Between these extremes is their chambourcin hybrid.
Their old-world style white wines are chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, riesling, and viognier. Their French hybrid white wine is the Vidal Blanc.
About the Virginia Wineries Association
The Virginia Wineries Association has served Virginia Farm Wineries since 1983. VWA is a non-profit trade association that acts on the behalf of the wine industry. The VWA promotes viticulture and vintner practices, provides a multitude of wine resources and benefits to its members. The wineries association hosts Vintage Virginia and supports the Virginia Wine Expo and other wine tasting events. In addition, VWA hosts wine awards such as the Governor’s Cup. www.VAWine.org