’21 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition Results

The American Wine Society is the largest consumer-based wine organization in the United States. They have conducted this prestigious Commercial wine competition annually for over 40 years. This commercial competition provides national recognition for wineries among both consumers and wine industry professionals.

Judges for the AWS Commercial Wine Competition include both AWS-trained and certified judges and professional experts from all aspects of the wine industry. AWS judges have completed a rigorous 3 level course over a minimum of 3 years. This intense curriculum includes a disciplined approach to wine fault identification, component analysis, winery operations, viticulture, wine history and appreciation, and extensive wine evaluation and rating.

This year Philip Carter Winery entered 6 of our unique Virginia wines and all of our wines walked away with medals! We are overjoyed at the recognition that our wines are receiving not only in our home state but all over the country.

Congratulations to Philip, our winemaker Tony, and all of the Philip Carter staff!


2020 Shirley Chardonnay – Silver

2020 Sabine Hall Viognier – Silver

2020 Gov. Fauquier – Silver

2019 Cleve – Silver

2020 Nomini Hall Cabernet Franc – Bronze

2019 Ten Vines Merlot – Bronze