Cana Vineyards wins the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup!

And the 2022 VA Governor’s Cup goes to Cana Vineyards winemaker Melanie Natoli’s 2019 Unité Reserve! On Thursday, March 24, 2022 Melanie became the first woman winemaker to win the Virginia Governor’s Cup® in the competition’s 40-year history.

Our 2019 Le Mariage also took home gold as a Virginia Governor’s Cup® Case winner. We were also awarded five silver medals!

Virginia Governor’s Cup Winning Wine: 2019 Unité Reserve

Case Winning Wine, Gold Medal: 2019 Le Mariage

Silver Medal: 2019 Cabernet Franc, 2019 Petit Verdot, 2019 Malbec, 2020 Chardonnay, 2020 Albariño

Winemaker Melanie Natoli next to the Governor’s Cup after winning the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup competition. The awards gala and tasting was held at Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia.