Walla Walla winery scores big at New York judging

By on April 14, 2015
Great Northwest Wine Competition

A Walla Walla winery earned top honors at one of the largest judgings on the East Coast.

ROCHESTER, NY – A Walla Walla Valley winery won two unanimous double gold medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in upstate New York.

Foundry Vineyards earned the double gold medals for red blends.

Also winning double gold medals were Blakeslee Vineyard in Sherwood, Ore., Isabella Winery in Richmond, British Columbia, Mercer Estates in Prosser, Wash., and Sinclair Estate Vineyards in Walla Walla.

Here are the complete Northwest results from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The competition did not provide appellations or prices with the results.

Double gold

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $28

Foundry Vineyards 2011 Alla Prima, Columbia Valley, $22

Foundry Vineyards 2011 Artisan Blend, Columbia Valley, $36

Isabella Winery 2012 Golden Maple Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $50

Mercer Estates 2013 Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2011 Syrah, Wahluke Slope


Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

Convergence Zone Cellars 2011 Black Cloud

Convergence Zone Cellars 2011 Storm Front

Efeste 2013 Riesling

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2014 Shameless Hussy Rosé

Hood Crest Winery 2012 Merlot

Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery NV Eureka

La Chanterelle Winery 2012 La Chanterelle

Ledger David Cellars 2012 Tempranillo

Mercer Estates 2013 Chardonnay

Skylite Cellars 2010 Melér

South Stage Cellars 2012 Malbec

South Stage Cellars 2012 Tempranillo

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc

Westport Winery NV Boom Runner


40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2012 40 Knots Safe Haven

Adega On 45th Estate Winery 2012 Alexandrino Reserve

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Syrah

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2012 Viognier

Amber Falls Winery and Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Amber Falls Winery and Cellars 2012 Merlot

Anam Cara Cellars 2012 Riesling

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Chardonnay

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

Brady Cellars 2012 Merlot

Cellar 616 Winery 2012 Cellar 616 vintners reserve

Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 100

Chaberton Estate Winery 2013 Valley Chardonnay

Chaberton Estate Winery 2013 Valley Gamay

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Artist Series Meritage

College Cellars 2012 Scholarship Red

Columbia Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Winery 2013 Chardonnay

Columbia Winery 2013 Merlot

Columbia Winery NV Red Blend

Columbia Winery 2013 Darkhorse Chardonnay

Copa Di Vino NV Merlot

Copa Di Vino NV Riesling

Dancin Vineyards 2012 Pas de Trois

Dancin Vineyards 2012 Septette

Foundry Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Foundry Vineyards 2010 Foundry Red

Greendance Winery 2014 Viognier

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2011 Aspire

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2011 Zweigelt

Ledger David Cellars 2011 Orion’s Nebula

Ledger David Cellars 2012 Sangiovese

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2011 Tempranillo

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2009 Merlot

Medicine Creek Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc

Mercer Canyons 2013 Riesling

Mercer Estates 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mercer Estates 2012 Merlot

Mercer Estates 2012 Sharp Sisters

Moraine Estate Winery 2013 Viognier

Naked Winery 2012 Pinot Noir

Naked Winery 2013 Sure Thing

Naked Winery 2012 Vixen

Naked Winery 2013 Diva

Naked Winery 2013 Penetration

Northwest Mountain Winery 2011 Mountain Majesty

Northwest Mountain Winery NV Peach

Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc

Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2012 Rachael’s Reds

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2011 Pentatonic

Skylite Cellars 2011 Malbec

Skylite Cellars 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Ste. Chapelle NV Chateau Series Riesling

Ste. Chapelle 2013 Special Harvest Riesling

Tetonic Wines LLC 2014 Plum Wine

Waitsburg Cellars 2013 Chevray

Washington Hills 2013 Riesling

Westport Winery 2013 Elk River

Westport Winery NV Mercy

Westport Winery 2013 Shorebird

Westport Winery 2012 Smoky Nor’wester

Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay


40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2012 40 Knots Rose

40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2010 40 Knots Spindrift

Adega On 45th Estate Winery 2012 Malbec

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2013 Pinot Gris

Amber Falls Winery and Cellars 2012 President’s Choice Syrah

Anam Cara Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir

Aspenwood Cellars 2012 Aspenwood Cellars Syrah

Aspenwood Cellars 2012 Elegance

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2011 Hilltop Reserve Pinot Noir

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir

Brady Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Brady Cellars 2014 Rosé

Chaberton Estate Winery 2011 Reserve Merlot

Chaberton Estate Winery 2013 Reserve Pinot Gris

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Eroica Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling

College Cellars 2014 Muscat Ottonel

College Cellars 2012 Petite Verdot

College Cellars 2013 Semillon

Convergence Zone Cellars 2013 Dewpoint

Convergence Zone Cellars 2013 Drizzle

Convergence Zone Cellars 2013 Sunbreak

Copa Di Vino NV Cabernet Sauvignon

Copa Di Vino NV Chardonnay

Copa Di Vino NV Pinot Grigio

Ducleaux Cellars 2013 Ducleaux Cellars

Forest Edge Vineyard 2012 Chardonnay

Forest Edge Vineyard NV Forest Blend II

Forest Edge Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir

Foundry Vineyards 2013 White on White

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2014 Nauti Buoy

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2014 Shameless Hussy Viognier

Hauer of Dauen 2012 Select Harvest Botrytis

Hood Crest Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Hood Crest Winery 2012 Malbec

Isabella Winery ltd 2013 Isabella Winery Blueberry

Isabella Winery ltd 2011 Little Beaver Merlot Pinot Noir

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2013 Gewürztraminer

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2013 Pinot Gris

Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery NV Oaked Apple

Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery NV Rhubarb

La Chanterelle Winery 2012 Syrah

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2011 Petit Verdot

Medicine Creek Winery 2010 Merlot

Moraine Estate Winery 2013 Riesling

Naked Winery NV Ramblin’ Red

Naked Winery 2012 Tease Riesling

Naked Winery 2013 Merlot

Northwest Mountain Winery 2012 Zinfandel

Northwest Mountain Winery 2012 Dark Moon Rising

South Stage Cellars 2011 Pinotage

South Stage Cellars 2011 GSM

South Stage Cellars 2013 Riesling

Spangler Vineyards 2011 Syrah

Ste. Chapelle NV Soft Huckleberry

Tucannon Cellars 2014 Cabernet Franc Rosé

Tucannon Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Waitsburg Cellars 2013 Cheninieres

Waitsburg Cellars 2013 Three Rhone White

Willow Crest 2013 Pinot Gris

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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