Wine Competition & Awards

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2019 wine competition

26th Anniversary Wine Competition took place January 19, 2019 at The Barberry in McMinnville, Oregon.

The 13 person Judges Panel included wine buyers such as Otto Han of New Seasons Market, and wine writers Michael Alberty, The Oregonian and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine.

Medals were awarded in the following categories and based on minimum number of submissions: Best of Show, Best Red, Best White, Best Pinot Noir, Best Chardonnay, Best Dessert, Double Golds, Golds and Silvers.
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2019 wine competition award winners

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best of Show Award

Best of show

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best Red Wine Award

Best Red Wine

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best Pinot Noir Award

Best Pinot Noir

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir
Dijon Blocks, Willamette Valley ERP $45.00

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best White Wine Award

Best White Wine

Chris James Cellars 2017 Cuvée Blanc, Willamette Valley ERP $16.00

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best Chardonnay Award

Best Chardonnay

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 The Bard Chard, Willamette Valley ERP $28.00

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Best Dessert Wine Award

Best Dessert Wine

Apolloni Vineyards 2015 Muscat Lacrima D’Oro, Willamette Valley ERP $30.00

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McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Double Gold Award

Double Gold medal winners

Melrose Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc, Umpqua Valley ERP $22.00

Chemeketa Cellars 2017 Pinot Blanc, Eola-Amity Hills

Chris James Cellars 2017 Cuvée Blanc, Willamette Valley ERP $16.00

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir Dijon Blocks, Willamette Valley ERP $45.00

Carlton Cellars 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill–Carlton

Cubanisimo Vineyards 2016 Rumba Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $21.00

Girardet 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Umpqua Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2014 Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills-Washington

Apolloni Vineyards 2015 Muscat Lacrima D’Oro, Willamette Valley ERP $30.00

Pike Road Wines 2016 Route 47, Willamette Valley ERP ERP $25.00

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Gold Award

Gold medal winners

Melrose Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Chardonnay, Umpqua Valley ERP $25.00

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 The Bard Chard, Willamette Valley ERP $28.00

Silver Falls Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley ERP $18.00

Carlton Cellars 2017 Estate Auxerrois, Yamhill-Carlton ERP $18.00

Trella Vineyards 2016 Riesling, Umpqua Valley ERP $21.00

Chris James Cellars 2017 Riesling, Willamette Valley ERP $24.00

August Cellars 2017 Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $25.00

Methven Family Vineyards 2013 Citizen’s Cuvée Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ERP $30.00

Barking Frog Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ERP $31.00

Apolloni Vineyards 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $32.00

Carlton Cellars 2015 Roads End, Willamette Valley

Coria Estates 2015 POM (El Clon Serie), Willamette Valley ERP $45.00

Coria Estates 2015 115 (El Clon Serie), Willamette Valley ERP $45.00

Denison Cellars 2015 Téte de Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $60.00

Hawkins Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ERP $40.00

Lenné Estate 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $40.00

Melrose Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $28.00

Archery Summit 2016 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills ERP $65.00

 

Chris James Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $26.00

Coria Estates 2016 Grey Label, Willamette Valley

Denison Cellars 2016 Willamette Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $26.00

Dobbes Family Estate 2016 Griffin’s Cuvée Pinot Noir

Dobbes Family Estate 2016 Quailhurst Vineyard Pinot Noir

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2016 Barrel Select Reserve Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ERP $36.00

J Wrigley Vineyards 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $42.00

K & M Wines 2016 Alchemy Vineyard Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $25.00

Pike Road Wines 2016 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, Yamill-Carlton ERP $50.00

Saginaw Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noir ERP $25.00

Silver Falls Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, Willamette Valley

Torii Mor 2016 Select Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills ERP $45.00

The Potter’s Vineyard 2016 Vino Vasai Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Yakima Valley Washington ERP $55.00

Schultz Wines 2015 Blessed Merlot, Rogue Valley

K & M Wines 2016 Quail Run Vineyard Grenache, Rogue Valley ERP $35.00

Fox Farm Vineyards 2016 Grenache, Rogue Valley

Schultz Wines 2014 Shepard Syrah, Rogue Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2015 Syrah

Hawkins Cellars 2015 Caldera Red, Columbia Valley ERP $34.00

Bradley Vineyards 2017 Baco Noir, Elkton, Oregon ERP $35.00

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McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition Silver Award

SILVER medal winners

Chemeketa Cellars 2009 Sparkling Blanc de Noir

Apolloni Vineyards 2017 Sparkling Rosé

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2015 Methode Champenoise Sparkling Chardonnay, Willamette Valley ERP $30.00

The Potter’s Vineyard 2017 Vino Vasai “Rosa Vasai Bubbles” Sparkling Rosé ERP $36.00

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2015 Barrel Select Reserve Chardonnay, Oregon ERP $25.00

Archery Summit 2016 Chardonnay Eola Amity Hills

The Potter’s Vineyard 2016 Vino Vasai Reserve Celilo Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ERP $38.00

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, McMinnville ERP $25.00

Torii Mor 2016 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Silver Falls Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay Reserve, Willamette Valley ERP $24.00

J Wrigley Vineyards 2017 Estate Chardonnay, McMinnville ERP $34.00

Lazy River Vineyard 2017 Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton ERP $28.00

Dobbes Family Estate 2017 Grenache Blanc, Rogue Valley ERP $26.00

K & M Wines 2017 Viognier Burgess Vineyard, Columbia Valley ERP $25.00

Chemeketa Cellars 2017 Viognier

Trella Vineyards 2015 Grunner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley ERP $29.00

Trella Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley ERP $16.00

Chemeketa Cellars 2017 Pinot Gris

Siltstone Wines 2016 Blacktail Pinot Gris

Melrose Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley ERP $18.00

August Cellars 2017 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ERP $17.00

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2017 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Youngberg Hill 2017 Aspen Pinot Gris

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ERP $22.00

Fox Farm Vineyards 2015 Dry Riesling

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2016 Riesling, McMinnville ERP $18.00

Stone Griffon Vineyard 2017 Estate Riesling, Willamette Valley

Girardet 2017 Take Flight White ERP $25.00

Trella Vineyards 2016 Gewurtzaminer, Umpqua Valley ERP $24.00

Cubanisimo Vineyard 2017 Rosada De Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley ERP $22.00

Chemeketa Cellars 2017 Gamay Noir

Purple Cow Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir Sophie’s Edition, Willamette Valley ERP $27.00

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir ERP $36.00

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Monet Block Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $45.00

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2015 Old Vines Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Chemeketa Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir

Methven Family Vineyards 2014 Jill Marie Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills

Bradley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Elkton Oregon ERP $28.00

Chemeketa Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2016 Wolf Hill 667 Reserve Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ERP $75.00

Trella Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $32.00

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Estate, McMinnville ERP $22.00

Youngberg Hill 2015 Natasha Pinot Noir, McMinnville ERP $50.00

Youngberg Hill 2015 Jorden Pinot Noir ERP $50.00

Beaux Freres 2016 Gran Moraine Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton ERP $75.00

Lenné Estate 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton ERP $40.00

Lazy River Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Bangsund Pinot Noir Reserve, Columbia Valley ERP $48.00

Catman Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountain

Catman Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Yamhill Carlton

Chris James Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, Willamette Valley ERP $39.00

Coria Estates 2016 Thistle Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ERP $50.00

Denison Cellars 2016 Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton ERP $42.00

Garibaldi Cellars 2016 Giovanni Pinot Noir, McMinnville ERP $45.00

Copperbelt Wines 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

 

Garibaldi Cellars 2016 Phillip Pinot Noir, McMinnville ERP $52.00

Girardet 2016 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $48.00

Paul O’Brien Winery 2016 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $28.00

Pinot Vista Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Resolu Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir,

The Potter’s Vineyard 2016 Vino Vasai Barrel 17 Select Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, ERP $44.00

Three Feathers Estate 2016 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ERP $32.00

Torii Mor 2016 Olson Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills

Siltstone Wines 2017 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Three Feathers Estate 2017 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ERP $36.00

Fox Farm Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Three Feathers Estate 2017 Cuvée Virginia Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ERP $32.00

Silver Falls Vineyards 2016 Smooth Ride ERP $29.00

Stone Griffon Vineyard 2015 Total Eclipse Tempranillo, Willamette Valley

Trella Vineyards 2016 Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley ERP $38.00

Naked Winery 2016 Oh! Orgasmic Tempranillo, Columbia Valley ERP $80.00

Merrill Cellars 2016 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley ERP $30.00

Noble Estate Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Oregon ERP $32.00

Eliana Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley ERP ERP $30.00

BraVuro Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain ERP $50.00

Catman Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Resolu Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

BraVuro Cellars 2015 El Matador, Columbia Valley ERP $50.00

Zerba Cellars 2015 Wild Z, Walla Walla Valley ERP $24.00

Eliana Wines 2014 Merlot, Rogue Valley ERP $23.00

Namaste Vineyards 2014 Big Red Founders Reserve

Eliana Wines 2011 Reserve, Rogue Valley ERP $28.00

Eliana Wines 2014 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley ERP $38.00

Resolu Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

K & M Wines 2017 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley- Burgess Vineyard

Season Cellars 2014 Malbec

Catman Cellars 2016 Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills Columbia Valley ERP $32.00

Zerba Cellars 2016 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley $45.00

Trella Vineyards 2016 Malbec, Umpqua Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2017 Malbec

Zerba Cellars 2016 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

Apolloni Vineyards 2013 Soleggio, Columbia Valley ERP $31.00

Barking Frog Winery 2012 Barbera, Elerding Vineyard Washington ERP $28.00

Zerba Cellars 2016 Barbera, Walla Walla Valley ERP $36.00

Season Cellars 2015 Grenache

Eola Hills Wine Cellars Non Vintage Cuvée IV, Columbia Valley ERP $28.00

Dobbes Family Estate 2015 Grand Assemblage Syrah, Rogue Valley

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2014 Rusty Red RSV, Hood River ERP $44.00

BraVuro Cellars 2016 Petite Sirah, Amador ERP $40.00

Melrose Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown Baco Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $32.00

Girardet 2016 Baco Noir, Umpqua Valley ERP $34.00

Silver Falls Vineyards 2016 Marechal Foch, Willamette Valley ERP $32.00

Stone Griffon Vineyard 2016 Marechal Foch

Bradley Vineyards 2017 S.O.V. 4 AM Riesling, Elkton Oregon ERP $21.00

Namaste Vineyards 2016 Peace, Van Duzer Corridor ERP $25.00

Varnum Vintners 2017 Old Vine Riesling ERP $20.00

Fox Farm Vineyards 2014 Kitsune Riesling

HV Cellars 2018 Blackberry

Noble Estate Vineyard 2017 Passion, Oregon ERP $24.00

HV Cellars 2017 Que Syrah, Southern Oregon

Noble Estate Vineyard 2017 Muscat, Oregon ERP $20.00

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2015 Port Style Cabernet Sauvignon ERP $36.00

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