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Washington County Wineries Receive Accolades at Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition 2019

July 1, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 1, 2019) –Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to share that several Washington County wineries were selected as winners at the 2019 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition. Sponsored by the Maryland Wineries Association, the Maryland Comptroller's Cup Competition recognizes high quality wines entered into nearly three dozen style categories. This competition was hosted in Towson, Maryland on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Wineries from throughout Maryland submit wines for review by a panel of judges. Listed below are the prizes awarded to several Washington County wineries.


White Blend: Big Cork Vineyards • Russian Kiss 2018

Off-Dry: Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2018

Fruit: Red Heifer Winery • Blueberry NV


Big Cork Vineyards • Black Label Vintner Select Cabernet Franc 2016

Big Cork Vineyards • Cabernet Franc 2017

Big Cork Vineyards • Meritage 2017

Big Cork Vineyards • Muscat Cannelli 2018

Big Cork Vineyards • Russian Kiss 2018

Big Cork Vineyards • Russian Kiss 2017

Big Cork Vineyards • Saignee Rosé 2018

Big Cork Vineyards • Vidal Blanc 2018

Knob Hall Winery • Prestige 2015

Red Heifer Winery • Blueberry NV


Big Cork Vineyards • Black Label Reserve Select Petit Verdot 2016

Big Cork Vineyards • Chardonnay 2018

Big Cork Vineyards • Malbec 2017

Big Cork Vineyards • Petit Verdot 2017

Big Cork Vineyards • Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Big Cork Vineyards • Syrah Rosé NV

Cool Ridge Vineyard • Cabernet Franc 2016

Cool Ridge Vineyard • Cool Red 2016

Cool Ridge Vineyards • Petit Verdot 2016

Knob Hall Winery • Cabernet Franc 2015

Knob Hall Winery • Cuvee Josephine 2014

Knob Hall Winery • Jealous Mistress NV

Knob Hall Winery • N39 2016

Red Heifer Winery • Red Heifer Red 2017


Big Cork Vineyards • Viognier 2018

Blue Mountain Wine Crafters • Seyval Blanc Barrel Aged Blush 2018

To learn more about the Antietam Wine Trail and Agritourism in Washington County, visit our website.

For additional information, please contact the Washington County Public Relations and Marketing department at 240-313-2380 or