Wine Competition & Awards

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2019 wine competition

The Wine Competition is open to wineries that are participating in the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic event March 8-10, 2019.

26th Annual Wine Competition

January 19, 2019

The Barberry

McMinnville, Oregon

Wine Competition Entries

Forms & Fees Must be Received by 12/18/18

No Fee for First Entry

Entrants Must be Partcipating in the March 8-10, 2019 McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Event

Wines Must be Received by 1/4/19

This year we’ll be awarding the following Medals:

Best of Show, Best Red, Best White, Best Rosé,
Best Sparkling, Best Dessert, Double Gold, Gold and Silver

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2018 wine competition award winners

The 25th Anniversary Wine Competition was held January 20, 2018 at St. James Church, in McMinnville, Oregon. 118 wines were submitted from 35 Wineries. The panel of judges awarded a total of 58 medals – 10 Gold Medals, 18 Silver Medals, and 30 Bronze Medals.

Best of show

Barking Frog’s 2013 Sangiovese

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Gold medal winners

Barking Frog 2013 Sangiovese

Melrose Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc

Bradley Vineyards 2016 Riesling

Methven Family Vineyards 2015 Gamay Noir

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Dijon Blocks Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Eola / Amity Hills Pinot Noir

Abacela 2015 Fiesta Tempranillo

Schultz 2013 “Shepherd” Syrah

Zebra Cellars 2014 Syrah

Abacela 2016 Muscat

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SILVER medal winners

Season Cellars 2015 Viognier

Melrose Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Pinot Gris

Barking Frog 2014 Pinot Noir Bailey

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Monet Blocks Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

Melrose Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve

Cubanisimo Vineyards 2015 Estate Pinot Noir

David Hill 2015 Old Vine Pinot Noir

K&M 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir Beacon Hill Vineyard


Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Estate

Spangler Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Franc

Zerba Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vino Vasai 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Spangler Vineyards 2014 Claret

Barking Frog 2013 Barbera

Abacela 2014 Tempranillo-Malbec “Fifty-Fifty”

Zerba Cellars 2014 Wild Z

August Cellars 2016 Sweet Riesling

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BRONZE medal winners

K&M 2016 Oregon Chardonnay Alchemy Vineyard

Schultz 2014 “Mission” Viognier

Emerson Vineyards 2016 Viognier

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Blanc

Siltstone Wines 2016 Blacktail Pinot Gris

Abacela 2016 Albarino

Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery 2016 Bella Bianca

August Cellars 2014 Gewurtzaminer

Siltstone Wines 2011 Authentic Oregon Pinot Noir

J.L. Kiff Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir

Silver Falls Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve

Gelardi Vineyard 2014 Poco Collina

Methven Family Vineyards 2014 Stinger Pinot Noir

Bradley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve

Emerson Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley


K&M 2016 Oregon Pinot Noir Alchemy Vineyard

Melrose Vineyards 2011 Estate Grown Merlot

Schultz 2013 “Blessed” Merlot

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Malbec

Purple Cow 2011 Tempranillo Reserve

Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery 2015 Tempranillo

Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery 2014 Barbera

Pinot Vista Vineyard 2015 Naked Grape Vineyard Barbera

Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery 2015 Petite Sirah

Season Cellars 2013 Syrah

Barking Frog 2015 Syrah

Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery Eponyme

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Caldera Red

Purple Cow 2012 Marechal Foch

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