NW wines score in Tasters Guild Wine Competition

By on June 17, 2015
Mike Dunne said wine competitions should evolve.

Northwest wines brought home plenty of hardware from the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Sixteen wines from Pacific Northwest wineries earned gold medals at the 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition.

Spangler Vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley earned a unanimous double gold and two gold medals. C R Sandidge in Washington’s Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area brought home three golds, as did Naked Winery on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge.

The Tasters Guild was established in 1987 and has more than 30 chapters across the country, including one in Portland.

Here are the Northwest results from the 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition.

Double gold

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Petite Sirah


C R Sandidge 2012 Triumph

C R Sandidge 2012 Caris

C R Sandidge 2012 Whistle Punk Syrah

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Merlot

Naked Winery 2013 Penetration

Naked Winery 2013 Diva Sangiovese

Naked Winery 2014 Sure Thing

Page Cellars 2011 The Artisan

Peller Estates 2013 Family Select Chardonnay

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2014 Huckleberry Blush

Roza Ridge 2010 Roadside Market Red

Skimmerhorn Winery 2014 Autumn Tryst

Skimmerhorn Winery 2014 Gewurztraminer

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc

Westport Winery 2012 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer


Calona Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Chardonnay

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Roadside Market Red

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Syrah

Naked Winery 2012 Pinot Noir

Naked Winery 2013 Vixen Syrah

Naked Winery NV Wanderlust White

Naked Winery NV Cougar

Page Cellars 2010 Preface Cabernet Sauvignon

Page Cellars 2011 Lick My Lips Syrah

Peller Estates 2013 Family Select Cabernet/Merlot

Peller Estates 2013 Family Select Merlot

Peller Estates 2014 Family Select Sauvignon Blanc

Pick Me NV Pick Me White

Roza Ridge 2010 Syrah

Roza Ridge 2011 Malbec

Roza Ridge 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

San Juan Vineyards 2014 Siegerrebe

Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Malbec

Skimmerhorn Winery 2013 Devil’s Chair

Skimmerhorn Winery 2013 Marechal Foch

Skimmerhorn Winery 2014 Ortega

Skimmerhorn Winery 2014 Pinot Gris

Westport Winery 2013 Mermaid Merlot


Calona Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Pinot Noir

Page Cellars 2011 Lick My Lips Merlot

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2014 Pinot Gris

Pick Me NV Pick Me Red

Roza Ridge 2011 Petit Verdot

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Mourvedre

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Grenache

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Alicante Bouschet

Westport Winery NV Duckleberry Grunt

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is founding partner of Great Northwest Wine LLC and a longtime wine columnist. 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 the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books.

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