Former Old Forge resident Derek Pross and his wife Stephanie Gadino Pross, winemakers at Gadino Cellars of Washington, VA, received a Gold Medal for their 2010 Nebbiolo at the Virginia Governor’s Cup Gala held in Richmond, VA on Monday, February 22nd.
Over 400 wines were entered in the competition which is considered one of the most stringent competitions in the country.
The competition was held in Richmond in January and is only open to Virginia wines made with 100% Virginia grapes.
The Gadino Red wine was the only Nebbiolo to receive a Gold Medal in the competition.
The couple received the award from Governor Terry McAuliffe, also an upstate New York native.
Derek is a 1981 graduate of the Town of Webb School and the son of Jodi Pross of Old Forge.