Thursday, October 12, 2006
Augusta 2004 Vignoles Takes Missouri Governor's Cup
The 2006 Missouri Governor's Cup recognizing the best wine in the state has been awarded to Augusta Winery's 2004 Vignoles. It is the third time the winery has won the award, having posted previous victories in 2004 and 1995.
The Missouri Wine and Grape Board sponsored the event that was enetred by 23 wineries. A group of judges from across the U.S. tasted 207 wines and awarded 29 Gold, 64 Silver and 69 Bronze medals.
The Governor's Cup was announced at the opening of the exhibit "History Uncorked: Two Centuries of Missouri Wine" at the Mercantile Library in St. Louis, which remains open through June 2007.