Enter Governor’s Cup

Dear Virginia Wineries – 

The 2023 Governor’s Cup® online entries will be received through this site November 4th – December 2nd. Under the Community Calendar you will see these dates noted with the ability to “register” or enter your wines starting on November 4th

Add attendees to enter additional wines (you can use your first and last name for each wine “attendee”. You will enter the wine name in the body of the “registration”. You will have to log in to your profile to enter your wines, which will allow the system to predetermine your entry pricing and populate some of the entry form. Once the wine is entered, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link provided and send with your wines.  

Forms you will need to reference: 

1. 2023 Governor’s Cup Entry Letter & Rules 

2. 2023 Governor’s Cup Entry Checklist & Class Key – It is highly recommended these are completed by hand and used while completing the forms online.

3.  Register your wines online starting November 4th here – /2023-governors-cup-entries-being-accepted/


1. Where do I enter my wines?: /2023-governors-cup-entries-being-accepted/

2. When I print out my confirmation to mail, only 1 entry is listed. Did I do something wrong? No, Jay will have access to all of the information you submitted online for each wine when they are sorting the wines. Make sure to include a copy of that confirmation page with each box you send. If the wines that are received do not match what you entered online, we will reach out to resolve by requesting the correct wine be sent or delivered to the Capital Wine School. 

3. How many of each wine or cider do I send for judging? Four 750 ml bottles of equivalent OR Five 375 ml of dessert wine

4. Where do I send my wine?
2023 VWA Governors Cup
Alexander Morgan c/o Wine & Beer Supply
12075 North Lakeridge Parkway, Suite 100
Ashland, VA 23005
(434) 981-5953

Mark boxes {For analysis only – not for resale}

Wine & Beer Supply cannot accept payment. All payments must be made online or mailed to the VWA office. 

5. Can I hand deliver my wines? Yes, but they will be accepted by appointment only. You must make arrangements with Alexander Morgan beforehand. Alexander’s cell is 434-981-5953 or alexander@wineandbeersupply.com. Wine & Beer Supply cannot transport entries from your winery to their warehouse. 

6. Do I have to be a member to enter the 2023 Governor’s Cup Competition? No, however, to accommodate the increasing number of entries, the VWA Board voted to institute a $100 administrative fee. This is a once-per-year fee and will be waived for all current members wineries. Entry fees for all wines are $90. When you log in, your membership will automatically be recognized.

7. How many wines, ciders and meads can I enter? There is no limit to the number of 100% Virginia wines and ciders (meaning fruit, wine, concentrates and fortifiers must be 100% Virginian grown), vintage 2016 or younger you may enter.

Please be sure to review the rules changes in the entry process. Thank you for your interest and best of luck! 

Please note that wines sent cannot be returned for any reason. 

VWA Board of Directors