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The Governor's Case, Part 2
with Master Sommelier Robert Jones

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 6 wine samples, each accompanied by an expertly paired small plate.

Part 2 Featured Wines:
• Trump Winery 2015 Brut Reserve
• Maggie Malick Wine Caves 2020 Albariño
• Michael Shaps Wineworks 2019 Chardonnay
• Pollak Vineyards 2017 Meritage
• Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg 2019 LeMariage
• Stinson Vineyards 2017 Meritage

Note: If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please register more than one week before the program date.  Menus are set 1 week in advance and additional restrictions cannot be accommodated after that time.  


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, July 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Robert Jones Master Sommelier Vine to Glass: The Governor's Case Part 2Robert Jones, Master Sommelier

Robert Jones joined famed wine importer Kysela Père et Fils, LTD. in June 2001. That same year, he became the country’s 50th Master Sommelier. Today, there are 202 Master Sommeliers worldwide and 139 in the USA.
Robert enjoys all types and styles of wine; among his favorite regions are Champagne, the Mosel valley, Burgundy, the Loire valley, Alsace, the Rhone valley, Rioja, South Africa and Madeira. Rum is his spirit of choice and Belgian ales are his favorite category of beer. Robert and his chef / caterer wife live in North Chesterfield, VA where you can find him tending to his garden, bicycling around his neighborhood, or en route to hiking the mountains of southwest VA.