Northwest wineries score at Hilton Head wine competition

By on February 27, 2015
Hilton Head wine competition

Hilton Head in South Carolina is home to the Hilton Head wine competition. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

A Washington wine by an Oregon winery earned best red at the 30th annual Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival.

North by Northwest, a label for King Estate near Eugene, Ore., won “Festival Selection Red” for its 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon at the South Carolina event. King Estate also won gold for its 2013 Pinot Gris, as well as silver medals for its North by Northwest 2013 Chardonnay, King Estate 2013 Pinot Noir and Acrobat 2013 Pinot Gris.

Hyland Estates, a winery in the McMinnville AVA of Oregon, won a double gold for its 2012 Pinot Noir and a silver for its 2012 Coury Pinot Noir.

Also winning a gold medal was Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Ore., for its 2013 Pinot Noir.

The lone Washington winery to earn a medal was BBQ Wine Co., which is part of ded.reckoning in Anacortes. Its nonvintage red blend earned a silver medal.

Here are the full Pacific Northwest results of the competition:

Festival Selection Red

North by Northwest 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Double gold

Hyland Estates 2012 Pinot Noir, McMinnville


Elk Cove Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

King Estate 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon


BBQ NV Red Table Wine Oink!, America

Elk Cove Vineyards 2012 Riesling, Willamette Valley

Firesteed 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Four Graces 2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Hyland Estates 2012 Coury Pinot Noir, McMinnville

Acrobat 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

King Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Oregon

North by Northwest 2013 Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills

Northwest Cellars 2012 Cadenza, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley

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 .

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