Press & Awards

“Boordy is Maryland’s oldest winery, yet this selection
(Boordy Landmark Series Cabernet Franc) represents the state’s new wave of high-quality wine … compact and focused, with bing cherry and white pepper flavors that show cab franc character, and it is impeccably balanced.”

Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post

 

We enter our wines in select regional and national competitions each year. While it is gratifying to win awards, these competitions do not so much provide bragging rights as validation of our efforts from professional judges whose expertise is honed by tasting wines from around the world. A few of our more notable awards, along with some favorable mentions in the press, can be found here.

 

Recent Results Include

BOORDY ALBARINO 2017 – Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
The Maryland Governor’s Cup, established in 1984, is limited to wines with a Maryland appellation (75% or greater Maryland-grown). It is overseen by WYPR’s Cellar Notes host Al Spoler. His exacting discipline and panel of highly qualified judges make this competition an excellent bellwether for the impressive gains in quality of Maryland wines. https://marylandwine.com/awards/

BOORDY ALBARINO 2017 – Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2018 –  Gold Medal, Best In Class: White Vinifera
Best in Class is awarded to wines that are judged to be the top of their category, which can be a varietal grouping such as “Chardonnay” or a broader designation such as “Red Vinifera Blend”. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine competition’s unique focus is on wines from states on the Atlantic seaboard. The goal of this competition is to increase public awareness of the Eastern Seaboard as a top-quality wine producing region. Judges evaluate over 500 wines, and awards are presented each fall at a gala reception in Washington, D.C. http://aswawines.org/aswa-wine-comp

BOORDY ALBARINO 2016 – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2017 – Gold Medal
The FLIWC judges more than 3000 wines from sixteen countries. The panel of 52 judges hails from around the world and maintains the highest international judging standards. An award from the FLIWC is truly a prestigious honor. www.fliwc-gd.com
San Fransisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Gold Medal
SFIWC has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. The Competition maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by internationally acclaimed wine experts. https://sfwinecomp.com

 

BOORDY ALBARINO RESERVE 2016 – Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2017 –  Gold Medal, Best In Class: White Vinifera
Best in Class is awarded to wines that are judged to be the top of their category, which can be a varietal grouping such as “Chardonnay” or a broader designation such as “Red Vinifera Blend”. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine competition’s unique focus is on wines from states on the Atlantic seaboard. The goal of this competition is to increase public awareness of the Eastern Seaboard as a top-quality wine producing region. Judges evaluate over 500 wines, and awards are presented each fall at a gala reception in Washington, D.C. http://aswawines.org/aswa-wine-comp

 

BOORDY CABERNET FRANC RESERVE 2014 – San Fransisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Double Gold Medal
A Double Gold Medal is a rare award achieved by wines who have been ranked at the gold medal level by every judge who evaluates the wine in the competition. The largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the SFIWC has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. The Competition maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by internationally acclaimed wine experts. https://sfwinecomp.com

 

BOORDY CHARDONNAY 2017 – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
The FLIWC judges more than 3000 wines from sixteen countries. The panel of 52 judges hails from around the world and maintains the highest international judging standards. An award from the FLIWC is truly a prestigious honor. www.fliwc-gd.com

 

BOORDY CHESAPEAKE ICON CHARDONNAY 2017 – Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
The Maryland Governor’s Cup, established in 1984, is limited to wines with a Maryland appellation (75% or greater Maryland-grown). It is overseen by WYPR’s Cellar Notes host Al Spoler. His exacting discipline and panel of highly qualified judges make this competition an excellent bellwether for the impressive gains in quality of Maryland wines. https://marylandwine.com/awards/

 

BOORDY LANDMARK RESERVE 2015 – Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
The Maryland Governor’s Cup, established in 1984, is limited to wines with a Maryland appellation (75% or greater Maryland-grown). It is overseen by WYPR’s Cellar Notes host Al Spoler. His exacting discipline and panel of highly qualified judges make this competition an excellent bellwether for the impressive gains in quality of Maryland wines. https://marylandwine.com/awards/

 

BOORDY LOST ORDER No. 191  2015 – Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
The Maryland Governor’s Cup, established in 1984, is limited to wines with a Maryland appellation (75% or greater Maryland-grown). It is overseen by WYPR’s Cellar Notes host Al Spoler. His exacting discipline and panel of highly qualified judges make this competition an excellent bellwether for the impressive gains in quality of Maryland wines. https://marylandwine.com/awards/

 

BOORDY PINOT GRIS 2016 – Maryland Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2017 – Double Gold Medal
A Double Gold Medal is a rare award achieved by wines who have been ranked at the gold medal level by every judge who evaluates the wine in the competition. The Maryland Governor’s Cup, established in 1984, is limited to wines with a Maryland appellation (75% or greater Maryland-grown). It is overseen by WYPR’s Cellar Notes host Al Spoler. His exacting discipline and panel of highly qualified judges make this competition an excellent bellwether for the impressive gains in quality of Maryland wines. https://marylandwine.com/awards/