We are proud to be an award winning Virginia vineyard, including receiving the Virginia Governor’s Gold Medal Award for select wines and being rated as the top winery in Central Virginia by Tripadvisor reviewers.

We have recently been awarded 1st place at the Inaugural Norton Cup Challenge held at the Omni Homestead Resort for our 2017 Norton. You can read about the challenge here.

See below for our list of recent awards or visit our Features & Reviews page to read articles featuring DuCard Vineyards.


Petit Verdot 2014: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

Signature Viognier 2016: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

Petit Verdot 2017: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

C’est Trop 2017: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

Triskele 2017: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

Chardonnay 2019: Gold Winner
San Francisco Chronicle nationwide competition

Petit Verdot 2019: Gold Winner
Virginia Governor’s Cup

Norton 2019: Gold Winner
Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Virginia Winos bloggers said “one of the best bottles of Petit Verdot we’ve ever had!”

Here’s a great review from the Now and Zin wine blogger who thinks our Viognier “should be in everyone’s wine rack”

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We have also been honored to represent the industry in several national tastings, with really great and fun results:

Virginia Wine Summit, bringing together numerous top wine writers to learn, successfully about us little ol’ Virginia winemakers. Our 2010 Petit Verdot represented the Commonwealth. Read about it here.

Judgment of Virginia , recreating the famous Judgement of Paris blind tasting of France vs. California 25 years ago, when California’s victories put it on the international wine map, as made famous by the movie Bottle Shock. This time it was Virginia as the new upstart grape farming region, vs. France and the rest of the world, Our 2010 Signature Viognier represented Virginia, pretty darn well PS. Read Scott’s firsthand account here.