Cascadia Wine Competition

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The seventh annual Cascadia International Wine Competition will be staged April 9-11, 2019, at the Courtyard Richland Columbia Point in Richland, Wash.

For its first three years, the Cascadia was known as the Great Northwest Wine Competition. In 2016, we changed the name to differentiate it from our wine buyer-based Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition each October.

Format

  • All wines are tasted blind by category.
  • Please submit three bottles of each entry because this is a multi-day judging.

Benefits of entering the Cascadia International Wine Competition

  • Wines are judged by some of the top wine professionals throughout the country, including journalists, winemakers, retailers and educators.
  • Gold medals are announced immediately via email to wineries and on Twitter.
  • Results are posted as soon as the competition concludes.
  • Results are sent to our newspaper partners for inclusion in print and online.
  • Great Northwest Wine’s online audience (25,000 unique visitors per month and more than 2,800 email newsletter subscribers) receives results in a timely manner.
  • We link to medal winners’ website at no additional cost (some competitions charge up to $55 for such links).
  • Top winners appear in our weekly wine column, which is syndicated in more than 20 Northwest newspapers.
  • Select gold medal winners are featured as a “Wine of the Week” in the Tri-City Herald newspaper and on Wine Press Northwest’s website over the course of several weeks after the competition.
  • Our growing social media network receives alerts about competition medal winners.
  • Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for Wine Press Northwest magazine’s year-end Platinum Judging.
  • Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for consideration in The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines of the Year list.
  • Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for consideration in Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 Wines of the Year list.

Dates

  • The 2019 competition will be staged April 9-11 at the Courtyard Richland Columbia Point.
  • All entries should arrive by Thursday, April 4 at at the following address:

Wine Boss
Cascadia Wine Competition
318 Wellhouse Loop
Richland, WA 99352

Competition directors

Chief judges

    • April Reddout, guest services manager, Col Solare Winery, Benton City, Wash.
    • Ken Robertson, columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.

Judging panel