Layton’s Chance Brings Home Four Medals from 2018 Comptroller’s Cup
June 29, 2018
2017 BoBerry Strawberry Wins “Best of Class – Fruit” and “Gold”
Vienna, Md. – June 28, 2018 – Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard owners Jennifer and William Layton returned from the 2018 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup with an armful of awards for their efforts, including a coveted “Best of Class” in the “Fruit” category for their popular Layton’s Chance 2017 BoBerry Strawberry Wine.
“Winning a Best in Class award was tremendous validation,” said Jennifer Layton, General Manager. “These are the best wines in the state, and to be one of them is quite an honor.”
Layton’s picked up three more awards at the event, which is hosted by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. The 2017 BoBerry Strawberry Wine was also honored with a Gold medal while their 2016 Farm White was awarded a Silver and 2014 Chambourcin a Bronze. Winners received their awards at a ceremony hosted by Mr. Franchot earlier this month.
The competition, held in Timonium, is judged by wine industry professionals in a blind tasting. Twenty judges spent more than six hours deliberating. As they judge, they are only aware of the composition of the wine; they are not aware of the label, price, intended market or any other details.
While this is the first Best of Class win for the winery, it received two awards at the 2017 competition: a Silver for its 2014 Norton and a Bronze for its 2013 Vidal Blanc.
The Comptroller’s Cup is organized by the Maryland Wineries Association, a non-profit, member-based trade association, which represents more than 90 wineries across the state. MWA’s mission is to cultivate a sustainable wine-growing community by expanding agricultural products and increasing awareness. For more information and a complete list of winners, please visit www.marylandwine.com.
About Layton’s Chance
Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery is family owned and operated in Vienna, Maryland, on third-generation owned Eastern Shore farmland. Fourteen acres of grapes go into the 18 wines that are crafted on-site and bottled in Maryland. Layton’s Chance is a Certified Good Land Steward, in partnership with the USDA. The winery’s Tasting Room is open daily and weekend tours of the complex are available. Guests also may experience walking trails, special events, concerts and free play and picnic areas. Private event hosting is also available. Learn more at www.laytonschance.com.