Wine Competition Awards

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2022 wine competition

29th Anniversary Wine Competition Took place on January 8, 2022. 

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2022 wine competition award winners

Medals were awarded in the following categories and based on a minimum number of submissions:
Best of Show, Best Red Varietal, Best Red Blend, Best White Varietal, Best White Blend, Best Pinot Noir, Best Chardonnay, Best Sparkling, and multiple Double Golds, Golds and Silver Medals. Click here for the Press Release. 

Best of show


Best of show

2020 Pinot Gris


Iris Vineyards
2020 Pinot Gris


Best Red Varietal

Melrose Vineyards
2015 Syrah


Best Pinot Noir

2016 Estate Pinot Noir


K & M Wines
2019 Treble


Best Chardonnay

Cardwell Hill Cellars
2020 The Bard Chard

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Best Sparkling Wine

2018 Blanc de Noir


Chris James Cellars
2020 Cuvee Blanc

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McMinnville Wine Classic Wine Competition Double Gold

Double Gold Medal

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Gold medal

McMinnville Wine Classic Wine Competition Silver

Silver medal

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Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition

Ever wonder how wine competitions are organized? Who are these judges and what are the rules? How do they taste and score so many wines? For a sneak peek behind the scenes, check out these articles.

Battle of the Bottles by Paul Omundson, who attends and reports on competition drama for Oregon Wine Press March 2022

Looking behind the curtain with Chris Cook of Majoring in Wine who interviews the 2022 Wine Competition organizers.

Mac Classic Competition brings out some Showstoppers, by Michael Alberty, The Oregonian. Jan 2022.

Great Northwest Wine reports the results of the 2022 Competition, by Eric Degerman

Sniff, Sip, Spit, Repeat by Paul Omundson, Oregon Wine Press interviews our 2022 Judges, Dec 2021.

2021 Wine Competition by A.J. Weinzettel features of Weinnotes, April 2021.

McMinnville Wine Classic Competition by Ellen Landis of Ellen on Wine, March 2021.

Wine Competition Sweepstakes Winners by Hoke Hardin of Violent Fermentation, January 2020.

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition by Fred Swan of  NorCal Wine, January 2020.

Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition by Erin James, Senior Editor of Sip Northwest Magazine, January 2019.

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