The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the East Coast. Established in 1973 as the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), it was an early supporter of planting world-class Vinifera wine grapes, the production of quality commercial wines, and the building of a wine industry along the Eastern seaboard.
We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of East Coast wines, wineries and winemakers.

Steve Garner / John Ash Radio Talk Show - 2012

KRSO 1350 AM 11:00-12:00 Saturdays

Steve Garner(left) examining Laurita Vyd Norton wine bottle.
ASWA President, Carl Brandhorst(right) commenting.
Tom Simoneau(left), ASWA VP David Barber(center), ASWA President
Carl Brandhorst(right) reviewing selected east coast wines.
End of Talk Show cast of characters: Tom Simoneau(left),
Steve Garner(Right), Carl Brandhorst(Center), David Barber(Back).

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) was featured again on the Steve Garner/John Ash weekly radio talk show “The Good Food Hour” on 28 January 2012. This show has been on the air since 1987. Steve Garner has been a radio personality for 40 years 27 of them on the same station (KSRO). He developed three programs for the station: Grapevine featuring winemakers, growers and sommeliers, Garden Talk and the “Good Food Hour”. John Ash is an internationally recognized culinary expert and restauranteur and one time winner of the IACP for best cookbook of the year. John Ash was traveling at this time and Tom Simoneau, known as the WINEGUY, stood in for him. Tom is also a frequent wine judge in the state. The Good Food Hour is the longest running food and wine radio show in California. You can hear podcasts on their web site: www.ksro.com. This was the third year that ASWA has been featured on the show to highlight some of the winning wines from its annual wine competition. The Association was represented by its President, Carl Brandhorst, its Vice President, David Barber and its West Coast Representative, Ms. Anne Vercelli of Healdsburg, CA. The competition highlights east coast wines from 17 states from Maine to Florida. The grapes must be grown and vinified within those 17 states in order to qualify for the competition.

The wines highlighted on this talk show were all Silver Medal winners from the 7th ASWA Wine Competition and are as follows:

Knapp Vyds
Veritas Vyds
Narmada Vyds
Gulabi (50% Chambourcin, 50% Chardonel)
Coyote Mood Vyds
Barboursville Vyds
Cabernet Franc Reserve
Laurita Vyds

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

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