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The Governor's Case, Part 1
with Sommelier Jason Tesauro

Each year since 1982, the Virginia Wine industry has honored the Commonwealth’s top wine with the Virginia Governor’s Cup. In 2012, the Governor’s Case was introduced to recognize the top 12 wines, the highest scoring of which earns the coveted Cup. Now in its 40th year, this competition has grown into one of America’s most strident blind tastings. Over two sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to taste the 12 highest-ranked Virginia wines of 2022 – including this year’s Cup winner – whilst guided by an amiable, charismatic expert. Fee includes complimentary wine glass and six wine samples, each accompanied by an expertly paired small plate.

Part 1 Featured Wines:
• Barboursville Vineyards 2020 Vermentino Reserve
• 50 West Vineyards 2019 Ashby Gap
• Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg 2019 Unitè Reserve
• Shenandoah Vineyards 2019 Reserve Red
• Wisdom Oak Winery 2019 NINETEEN
• Rockbridge Vineyard 2018 V d’Or

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Participants 21 and older only.

Register Member $65

Register Non-Member $78

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jason Tesauro Sommelier Vine to Glass - The Governor's Case, Part 1Jason Tesauro, Sommelier

Joined Barboursville Vineyards as National Brand Director in 2002. By day, Jason is a writer/photojournalist with three books, four cameras, and five children. Author of The MODERN GENTLEMAN book series, he’s a three-time national award-winning culture and lifestyle journalist for Esquire, Decanter, Travel+Leisure, The New York Times, and others. By night, Tesauro is an internationally-accomplished sommelier who has served as an ambassador for Virginia Wine since falling in love with a 1998 Sangiovese Reserve. He lives in the Church Hill neighborhood where he’s constantly tinkering with cocktail recipes and restocking the Crisp Whites section of his cellar.

Explore the remaining 6 Governor’s Case wines with Master Sommelier Robert Jones on July 19: