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Virginia Wineries Association Awards
The growth of the Virginia wine industry is due to the outstanding contributions of individuals who diligently work on behalf of the wine community. Each year at the Governor's Cup Gala, we pay tribute to the significant contributions of these individuals by presenting two awards. We accept nominations throughout the year for both awards.
2018 Award Recipients
FRANK BRITT NAMED WINE PERSON OF THE YEAR
LUCIE MORTON HONORED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
The Virginia Lifetime Achievement Awards was presented to Lucie Morton at the Governor's Cup gala on February 27. Based in Virginia, she is an internationally recognized author, viticulturist, ampelographer, lecturer, consultant and research collaborator. She has provided advice on viticulture to numerous national and international wineries.
Lucie received her higher education in viticulture in Europe, but her practical education began in Virginia working as a vineyard manager on her family's farm along the banks of the Potomac River. Most recently, she has been working with geologists to show the need for revising potassium recommendations based on soil analyses, as well as with plant pathologists to better understand how wood fungi impact developing fruit clusters.
Use this form to submit your nomination (with background/explanation) for Lifetime Achievement and Wine Person of the Year.