Northwest Wine Summit competition begins today

By on April 28, 2013
Northwest Wine Summit

Parks Redwine is the director of the Northwest Wine Summit competition.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The 16th annual Northwest Wine Summit competition is taking place starting today and running through Tuesday.

The competition, which is being conducted at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, includes wines from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. It is owned and operated by H. Parks Redwine III, a longtime wine importer, writer and competition owner who resides in Atlanta, Ga.

Redwine launched the competition in the 1990s and has run it ever since.

Twenty judges will convene beginning today at the Columbia Gorge Hotel to review and rate about 900 wines. They will choose top wines in several categories, including best in show on Tuesday afternoon.

Last year, Dusted Valley Vintners‘ 2009 Petite Sirah won best in show. It was the first Petite Sirah produced by the Walla Walla Valley winery that specializes in red wines and has tasting rooms in Walla Walla and Woodinville.

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .


  1. J Vandermolen

    May 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Two weeks since primary judging completed and still no results from NWWS posted anywhere..
    Any idea when we can expect to see the results?

    • Andy Perdue

      May 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

      You might check with the folks who run the competition. We, too, are awaiting the results.

  2. Holly

    May 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I talked to Parker yesterday. He said, at the end of the day Pacific Time, that the results should be up within 30 hours. Our 2011 Pinot won a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards so we are curious to see how these palates perceived it!

  3. Bob Thaden

    May 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Zerba Cellars somehow knows that they received Gold Medals at the Northwest Wine Summit 2013. We too are waiting somewhat impatiently to see how the results turned out. How can Zerba have results and we don’t?

    • Andy Perdue

      May 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm


      We are not sure. As mentioned above, we are not privy to the competition results, as we are awaiting them like everyone else. The competition is run by another organization.

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