Idaho bubblehouse 3100 Cellars tops 10th annual Cascadia International Wine Competition

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3100 Cellars winemaker Hailey Minder, and her husband, Marshall, own and operate Idaho’s only program dedicated to sparkling wine. Their 2017 Whitewater sparkling wine was voted the best wine of the 2022 Cascadia International Wine Competition. (Photo courtesy of 3100 Cellars)

RICHLAND, Wash. — When the 3100 Cellars 2017 Whitewater methode Champenoise won the Cascadia International Wine Competition sweepstakes by a landslide vote, it meant the judging panel had selected a wine from Idaho as best of show for the second straight year.

And for the first time in the event’s 10-year history, a bottle of bubbles burst through as the top wine of the tasting.

“Oh my gosh!” exclaimed 3100 Cellars winemaker/co-owner Hailey Minder. “Holy moly! It’s amazing to know that professionals in the industry appreciate your product — and that a little winery in Idaho is making really good sparkling wine.”

Among the judges at the Cascadia International was Colorado native Tim Donahue, the longtime director of winemaking for Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology and Viticulture who resigned last year to launch Horse Thief Wine Consulting in the Walla Walla Valley. He’s been an advocate for sparkling wine production in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade.

“I think it’s great that there’s a sparkling wine house in Idaho, but then I think there should be sparkling wine houses everywhere,” Donahue said with a laugh. “For years, everyone looked at me like I had a hole in my head. There’s so much work involved — especially if you are in a small setting where you don’t have all of the machinery — so to see someone to do it so well is pretty cool.”

Hailey and her husband, Marshall, do all of the work by hand at 3100 Cellars, a 1,500-case project in the Snake River Valley that only produces sparkling wine in the style of Champagne. They learned about their best-of-show award while making the 9-hour drive back home from a Seattle fundraiser tied to celebrity chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen work in Ukraine.

Oregon winemaker Cushman wins 9 golds for Mt. Hood

Rich Cushman evaluates wine at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in his hometown of Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Perhaps the most impressive storyline running throughout the 2022 Cascadia International was the string of gold medals crafted for Mt. Hood Winery by longtime Oregon winemaker Rich Cushman.

The Columbia Gorge producer in Hood River, Ore., amassed nine gold medals for the Bickford family, a performance that included the 2018 Barbera that won Best Red Wine, edging past another Mount Hood entry — the 2019 Estate Pinot Noir that was voted as the judging’s top Pinot Noir.

Mt. Hood’s 2018 Grenache received a double gold. Two other red wines to earn gold were the 2019 Syrah and the 2017 Summit Red — a Syrah-based blend grown the year after Mt. Hood received Oregon Winery of the Year from now-defunct Wine Press Northwest magazine. Cushman’s 2021 White Pinot Noir, 2021 Pinot Noir Rosé, 2021 Gewürztraminer and 2021 Riesling also earned gold medals.

A year ago at the Cascadia, wines by Cushman, who graduated from high school in Hood River, picked up seven gold medals across three brands.

Victor Palencia uses Spanish white to reach sweeps

Victor Palencia, a graduate of Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking program, grew up helping his father manage vineyards in the Yakima Valley. These days, Palencia is one of Washington state’s most prolific and decorated winemakers. (Richard Duval Images)

Six years ago, Washington winemaker Victor Palencia was awarded best of show at the 2016 Cascadia for his 2015 Albariño.

This year, the graduate of Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking program nearly took top honors again at the Cascadia with one of his expressions with Albariño. Few Northwest winemakers have earned as many accolades from critics in blind judgings as Palencia, and he reached into fascinating Evergreen Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley to produce the best white wine of the 2022 Cascadia International — the Palencia Wine Co. 2021 Albariño. It received a double gold medal and best of class along the way, and Palencia earned two other golds — a double gold for his 2019 Mourvèdre and gold for the 2019 Syrah under his reserve El Viñador tier. During that growing season, Wine Press Northwest announced Palencia Wine Co./Vino la Monarcha as the Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year.

This was the second straight year that an Albariño reached the sweepstakes portion of the Cascadia, emblematic of the interest, appeal and success surrounding the bright white grape from the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula. And Evergreen Vineyard also served as the source for the Best Riesling of the 2022 Cascadia.

Wautoma Springs turns Syrah into best rosé of Cascadia

Jessica Munnell is the winemaker and co-owner of Wautoma Springs in Prosser, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)

Washington State University grad Jessica Munnell used this spring’s Cascadia to add to her reputation as one of the Northwest’s top talents with rosé, reaching the sweepstakes with the Wautoma Springs 2021 Rosé crafted with Syrah and sold for $18.

Last year, her 2020 rosé received a Platinum Award after winning a gold at the 2021 Cascadia and double gold at the 2021 Great Northwest Invitational. And it was no surprise that her 2021 Sauvignon Blanc received a gold medal at the Cascadia. Her 2020 vintage was awarded best of class at the 2021 Cascadia.

The Richland High grad also serves as a consultant to winemaker Jim Divis at Lone Point Cellars, whose young estate program overlooking the Columbia River near Brewster, Wash., produced a 2019 Tempranillo that merited a double gold.

Road 8 along BC’s Golden Mile leads to 11 golds 

The tasting room at Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery offers a view of their vines and neighboring vineyards at the Golden Mile Bench, a sub-appellation of the Okanagan Valley.
The tasting room at Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery offers a view of their vines and the neighboring vineyards of Hester Creek Estate Winery along the Golden Mile Bench, a sub-appellation of the Okanagan Valley. (Photo by Abra Bennett/Great Northwest Wine)

A single dead-end road south of Oliver, British Columbia, produced four best-of-class awards and 11 gold medals — four of those double gold — at this year’s Cascadia. All of them were grown amid the historic “heat dome” vintage of 2021.

On the north side of Road 8 in the Golden Mile Bench Geographic Indication is Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, which burnished its reputation for producing gold medals by receiving six gold medals at the Cascadia. Each of them were for work with aromatic whites, and not one retails for more than $18 Canadian.

Since 1985, the combination of Walter, the winemaker, and his viticulturist brother, Gordon — both educated in West Germany — have remained steadfast in their business model of estate-grown, fruit-forward wines offered at consumer-minded prices. Two of their wines were in the discussion for Best White as the double gold 2021 Private Reserve Pinot Gris and gold 2021 Dry Rock Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay were rated best of class.

On the south side of Road 8 is a winery with even deeper roots in the Northwest wine industry — Hester Creek Estate Winery. Its founder, Joe Busnardo, established a few Italian varieties across the initial 76-acre planting in 1968. Both the 2021 Old Vine Trebbiano and 2021 Old Vine Pinot Blanc crafted by Okanagan Valley native Mark Hopley earned double gold, with the Pinot Blanc joining Hester Creek’s Pinot Gris-Viognier as best-of-class winners. It’s no surprise that Hopley’s 2021 Viognier went double gold, and the 2021 Sèmillon returned a gold medal.

The wine judged to be the best Syrah of the Cascadia also came from the Golden Mile Bench — the yet-released Phantom Creek Estates 2019 Kobau Vineyard Syrah. The seven-barrel lot crafted along the Black Sage Bench showcases the winemaking of Francis Hutt and famed international consultant Philippe Melka. Hutt returned to his native New Zealand in 2021. In his place is Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Beringer Vineyards founders and a native of the Napa Valley.

Smasne nutures 2006 Port-style into Best Sweet 

Robert Smasne checks on fermentations Oct. 1, 2013 at his winemaking warehouse in Grandview, Wash.
Robert Smasne checks on fermentations in Washington’s Yakima Valley. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

Yakima Valley winemaker Robert Smasne, who earned 17 Platinum Awards during the previous decade, returned to prominence at the 2022 Cascadia International with high-scoring entries in three categories. 

His Smasne Cellars 2006 12 Year Barrel-Aged Port style earned best of class and went onto claim the award for the Best Sweet Wine of the judging. There was also a double gold in the category for red blends led by Cabernet Sauvignon for the 2016 Legendary Red Wine, and his Syrah-driven 2019 Don’t Even Ask Red Wine also received a double gold.

Idaho’s Telaya reaches into WA for Best Cab of Cascadia

Earl Sullivan and Carrie Sullivan are co-owners and co-winemakers at Telaya Wine Co., in Garden City, Idaho. (Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co.)

Syrah from Idaho’s Snake River Valley continues to reveal itself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most delicious wines. Last year, Telaya Wine Co., used its 2018 Syrah to capture Best of Show at the 2021 Cascadia. This spring, Earl and Carrie Sullivan’s 2019 vintage of Syrah from Sawtooth Vineyard was another next-level example, earning a double gold medal, receiving 95 points and earning a spot in the discussion for best of class.

However, the most decorated entry by Telaya exemplified the Sullivans’ desire to source from premier vineyards throughout the Northwest. As a result, their work from the 2019 vintage with Discovery Vineyard — a sought-after resource in the Horse Heaven Hills for some of Washington’s cult wineries — turned into a double gold medal, the award for Best Cabernet Sauvignon of the Cascadia and 94 points from the panel.

And Sullivans’ cellar also serves as the production facility for 3100 Cellars with Minder slowly having transitioned from employee to client since the launch of her sparkling wine program.

Idaho’s Indian Creek pulls down 5 golds

Winemaker Mike McClure, wife Tammy Stowe-McClure and Mui Stowe celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Indian Creek Winery, which Mui founded with her late husband, Bill Stowe, in 1982. (Photo courtesy of Indian Creek Winery)

Mike McClure continues to produce some of the Northwest’s top wines for Indian Creek Winery southwest of Boise, and five achieved gold or beyond. McClure, who apprenticed under his late father-in-law — Bill Stowe — crafted best-of-class winners in the 2021 Grüner Veltliner and 2021 Viognier. McClure’s 2020 Reserve Caliche Pinot Noir from the Snake River Valley received a double gold, as did the 20219 Star Garnet Red Wine, a bargain at $17 and featuring Malbec. And his 2020 Chardonnay received a gold medal.

Snake River Valley winemaker Tim Harless continued his impressive run of acclaim with five gold medals from his University of Idaho-built studio in Caldwell. Vale Wine Company returned a double gold for the 2019 Syrah and a gold for the 2021 Rosé. There are also golds by Hat Ranch Winery’s flagship 2019 Hat Trick Red and 2019 Petit Verdot.

His assistant winemaker, Will Wetmore, whose Veer Wine Project is Great Northwest Wine’s 2022 Idaho Winery to Watch, picked up another gold medal for sparkling wine produced in the Snake River Valley with his 2019 Maeve made with Muscat Ottonel. 

James and Caitlin Holesinsky backed up their haul of gold medals from 2021 as the Idaho Winery of the Year by Great Northwest Wine merited three gold medals for Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery in southern Idaho’s Hagerman Valley — two for distinctly different styles of Chardonnay. There were double gold medals for the 2021 Gertchen Vineyard Buhljolais Rosé of Syrah and 2020 Stainless Steel Chardonnay along with a gold for its 100% Oaked Chardonnay.

No one makes more wine in Idaho than Meredith Smith does, and her work at Sawtooth Estate Winery – a pet project of Precept founding partner Dan Baty – returned a pair of double gold medals with the 2021 Classic Fly Dry Riesling and 2021 Classic Fly Viognier. Smith’s 2021 Panoramic Sauvignon Blanc for Ste. Chapelle gave her three gold medals for the Cascadia.

One of the Idaho wine industry’s pioneers — chef-turned-winemaker Steve Robertson – was behind the judging’s top expression of Cabernet Franc. The Hells Canyon Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc Reserve is the product of a bounce back vintage for the Snake River Valley, and it’s a remarkable effort with a late-ripening variety, and its food-friendly aspect begins with a stunningly low profile of 12.7% alcohol.

In the hills above Lewiston in the historic Lewis-Clark Valley, owner/winemaker Paul Sullivan proved that his Two Bad Labs Vineyard 2020 Sèmillon hasn’t lost its stride. Last fall, that wine went double gold at the Great Northwest Invitational. At the 2022 Cascadia, it was not only double gold, but also best of class and received 96 points — making it one of the highest-scoring white wines of the judging.

The maturity of the estate planting in Lewiston Orchards for Clearwater Canyon Cellars — the 2020 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year — showed in the gold medal for the 2021 Umiker Vineyard Estate Rosé of Syrah.

Lake Chelan versatility showcased by Tsillan Cellars

Tsillan Cellars, owned and operated by Dr. Bob Jankelson, features estate vines overlooking the south shore of Lake Chelan. (Richard Duval Images)

Visionary vintner Dr. Bob Jankelson grew up on a farm in the foothills of the Cascades east of Kent, Wash., so he had a sense that the potential of Lake Chelan went beyond tree fruit. Jankelson’s investments in vineyards continue to prove him prescient as his winemakers and longtime vineyard manager Bal Flores produced four gold medals — including two best-of-class awards — all for wines grown across the estate above the south shore of the country’s third-deepest freshwater lake.

Tsillan Cellars’s top-performing wine at this year’s Cascadia International was the 2021 Estate Gewürztraminer, a bottling that showcased the efforts of winemakers Garrett Grubbs and Nic Stevens and was voted best of class after receiving a double gold and 93 points. They also merited a gold for the 2021 Estate Riesling in the dry Riesling group. Tsillan Cellars was selected Washington Winery of the Year in 2020 by the Great Northwest Wine team, an award that longtime talent Ray Sandidge helped Jankelson achieve. Sandidge is credited on the bottle for the 2019 Estate Reserve Malbec that earned best of class as well as the gold medal-winning 2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

From across the lake came another impressive showing by winemaker Oscar Castillo, who brought home three gold medals for suave reds on behalf of Lake Chelan Winery in Manson. His 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon earned a double gold and 95 points. 

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery also showed the versatility of its picturesque site above the north shore with the double gold for its 2021 Viognier and gold for the Cab-led 2018 Anthem red blend crafted by Jared McGuffin.

Ryan Patrick’s Redhead Red a golden, delicious bargain

Kendall Mix discusses winemaking with a consumer during Taste Walla Walla in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Richard Duval Images)

Canadian winemaker Kendall Mix produced two of the competition’s most delicious bargains on behalf of Ryan Patrick Vineyards, receiving gold medals for the 2019 Rock Island Chardonnay ($21) and the Merlot-led 2018 Redhead Red ($15). He also won a double gold medal for RPV owner Butch Milbrandt with the 2019 Red Heaven Vineyard Reserve Syrah from Red Mountain. 

Airfield Estates Winery in the Yakima Valley, led by Marcus Miller — one of Jankelson’s early winemakers — garnered three gold medals, including double gold awards for the Miller family’s nicely priced 2021 Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 Sangiovese Rosé.

So. Oregon continues to impress in various ways

Stephen Reustle is the owner/winemaker of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards in Roseburg, Ore. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

Stephen Reustle generates more headlines for the historic Umpqua Valley via the awards for his wines in international competitions than perhaps any other Southern Oregon producer. This spring, it was the white program at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year that particularly turned the heads of judges at the Cascadia.

The Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc earned a double gold and best of class, and the U.S. pioneer of Grüner Veltliner also received a double gold for the 2021 Estate Selection bottling with the Austrian grape. The Reustle 2021 Viognier and Sèmillon-led blend called Matrix also were awarded gold medals.

Awen Winecraft, named as the 2021 Oregon Winery to Watch by the staff at Great Northwest Wine, in part because of its strength with Rhône varieties, continued its rise in the Rogue Valley with a trio of gold medals, led by a double for its 2018 Petite Sirah and gold for Grenache Blanc.

To the north in the Willamette Valley, Vino Vasai Wines/The Potter’s Vineyard, the 2022 Oregon Winery to Watch by Great Northwest Wine, received a double gold for 2018 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir crafted in the Chehalem Mountains by winemaker/pottery artist Bill Sanchez.

WA investments pay dividends for Maine winery 

Maine winemaker Aaron Peet purchases grapes from the West Coast and has them shipped across country in refrigerated trucks. By law, he must label those wines “American” rather than using “Washington” or “California” as the American Viticultural Area. (Photo courtesy of Cellardoor Winery)

It makes sense for Cellardoor Winery to stage its Portland Wine Walk in Maine’s largest city, and owner Bettina Doulton — a trailblazing mutual fund manager — invests in some of the Pacific Northwest’s best grapes for wines that stand out in competitions across the country.

Her winemaker, Aaron Peet, who trained at Walla Walla Community College, turned that fruit into three gold medals at this year’s Cascadia. The Cascadia’s premier bottling of Petit Verdot came from the Miller family’s historic Airport Ranches in the Yakima Valley. 

Cellardoor also earned a double gold for its 2017 Aurora, a Syrah-based blend that tapped into Shaw Vineyard on Red Mountain. And there was another gold for the 2018 Ned Said Red, which features Merlot from Boushey Vineyard, Cabernet Franc off Sagemoor Farm’s Weinbau Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon from Shaw Vineyard fruit. 

Precept winemakers account for 6 golds

John Freeman oversees the Walla Walla Valley winemaking for Precept Wine, which includes Browne Family Vineyards and Waterbrook Winery. (Richard Duval Images)

Seattle-based Precept Wine earned a combined six gold medals via its myriad brands throughout the Northwest, led in Washington by a pair of double gold medals for Browne Family Vineyards.

John Freeman, in his third decade as winemaker at historic Waterbrook in the Walla Walla Valley, produced the Cascadia’s Best Merlot, an effort with Andrew Browne’s estate vineyards. And the 2019 Tribute Red Blend, the Left Bank-inspired flagship wine for the Precept CEO’s brand, also earned a double gold. Freeman’s 2020 Columbia Valley Chardonnay ranks among the competition’s best-priced wines ($10.99) after winning a gold medal in the oaked category.

Horse Heaven Hills vintners shine with estate fruit

Justin Michaud, left, makes the wine for Coyote Canyon Winery owner Mike Andrews. (Richard Duval Images)

Coyote Canyon Winery in Prosser continues to showcase the excellence and diversity of the Andrews family plantings in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills when its 2019 Tempranillo was voted as best of class and its reserve tier H/H Estates brand 2019 Michael Andrews Red – featuring Graciano – earned a double gold and best of class. Mike Andrews’ winemaker Justin Michaud, whose Sangiovese won best of show at the Cascadia, thanks to a Super Tuscan-ish boost from estate Cab, also earned a gold medal for its 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mercer Estates, which used its estate plantings in the Horse Heaven Hills to help it earn the Washington Winery of the Year in 2016, received a trio of gold medals, including one from Ashley Stephens’ first vintage as head winemaker with the 2021 Small Lot Viognier. The Washington State University product, hired for the Mercers in 2015 by Jessica Munnell, also worked alongside Jeremy Santo – now at Bookwalter – on the 2018 Robert Willis Reserve Malbec and 2018 Cavalie 7 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Second-generation Martinez & Martinez Winery, featuring some of the Horse Heaven Hills’ oldest plantings, earned best of class within a competitive field for its 2018 Dion Carlo Carménère. That wine is available next door from Coyote Canyon at the Winemakers Loft in Prosser.

Red Mountain turns golden medals 

Tyler Williams, winemaker for Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain, hits a gusher during pump over on Sept. 26, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)

The Williams family grows the grapes for a number of the Northwest top producers, and this year’s Cascadia International proved the next generation continues to craft some of the region’s best wines from their Red Mountain vines. Judges awarded Kiona Vineyards a trio of gold medals, led by the 2018 Estate Malbec and 2020 Estate Lemberger, which both achieved double gold medals. Third-generation winemaker Tyler Williams also earned a gold medal for his 2021 Rosé of Sangiovese. 

Red Mountain producer Charlie Hoppes and his winemaker, Mitch Venohr, turned  the Malbec-led Hamilton Cellars 2018 Estate Bona Vita Red Wine into a double gold and best of class award, a tribute to the late Stacie Hamilton, who passed away unexpectedly in October.

Aquilini USA portfolio results in several top wines

Cornell graduate Joshua Maloney serves as the consulting winemaker for many of the projects within Aquilini Brands USA. (Photo courtesy of Aquilini Brands USA)

The remarkably diversified Aquilini family, whose holdings include ownership of the Vancouver Canucks franchise in the National Hockey League, first made headlines in the wine world in 2013 when they purchased more than 500 acres on Red Mountain in gobsmacking fashion at land auction. 

They’ve methodically planted vineyards across most of those holdings and recently begun to rack up awards for wines made from those grapes. 

The 10,000 Hours 2019 Red Blend off Red Mountain and woven by Joshua Maloney, predictably featured Cabernet Sauvignon and went on to earn best of class. The Be Human 2019 Merlot earned a double gold medal 

Aquilini’s eponymous brand, headlined by famed Napa winemaker Philippe Melka with Maayan Koschitzky and Tyler Tennyson, earned a gold medal for its stylish 2021 Sauvignon Blanc that also serves as another example of Red Mountain’s seemingly inherent success with the white Bordeaux grape, and in most vintages, Sauvignon Blanc off Red Mountain is among the first grapes in the state to be harvested for still wine. 

Melka’s deep résumé with Sauvignon Blanc in Napa served as the centerpiece of a recent Wine Enthusiast feature on the variety’s presence in California. In fact, Melka, the man behind the Long Shadows Vintners Pirouette program, produces a Sauvignon Blanc in the Napa Valley for a winery that sells for $500 per bottle.

Liberty Lake scores hat trick with Red Mtn. fruit

Sarah Lathrop and winemaking husband Mark Lathrop, purchased Liberty Lake Wine Cellars in 2016. The winery in the Spokane suburbs was named as the 2022 Washington Winery to Watch by Great Northwest Wine magazine after winning an astounding seven Platinums during the the 2021 Platinum Awards. (Richard Duval Images)

Self-taught winemaker Mark Lathrop of Liberty Lake Wine Cellars struck gold with three 2019 red wines from Red Mountain, including a Cabernet Franc that went double gold and received 95 points from judges. Last fall, Lathrop received a record-setting seven top awards during the 22nd annual Platinum Awards, all with bottlings from the 2018 vintage, which prompted Great Northwest Wine magazine to name Liberty Lake as its 2022 Washington Winery to Watch.

Dr. Phillip Butterfield stepped away from decades of serving as medical research scientist – which included posts at both the University of Washington and Washington State University in Spokane – to launch Winescape winery on the South Hill of Spokane.

He’s proven to be a quick study as a winemaker, thanks in part of relationships with some of the state’s top vineyards. His 2017 Merlot from Sagemoor’s historic Bacchus Vineyard in the White Bluffs received a gold medal in the Cascadia after receiving a gold medal in a comparative tasting staged by Great Northwest Wine magazine earlier in 2022. His youthful Marmot Incarnate, a blend featuring Syrah, also was given a gold medal.

Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane pulled from Summit View Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley and earned a double gold for its 2018 Malbec.

Storied producers in Woodinville reap rewards 

Jason Gorski, director of winemaking and viticulture, is surrounded by talent at DeLille Cellars. His team, from left to right, features Page Kafonek, Sarah Jackson, winemaker Nick Bernstein, Sophie Louaillier and assistant winemaker Mari Rossi. (Photo courtesy of DeLille Cellars)

DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, the reigning Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Great Northwest Wine, struck gold with two of its most storied portions of its portfolio — the Right Bank-inspired 2019 D2 Red Wine and stately 2019 Four Flags made with Cab from four storied Red Mountain sites, including Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun. 

EFESTĒ, with tasting rooms in Woodinville and Seattle, showcased the work of winemaker Mark Fiore and some first-class vineyards. The storied Riesling site in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley that helped elevate Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Eroica project helped pave the way to the best-of-class award for the EFESTĒ Evergreen Riesling. Fiore also went gold with the Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon, which historically pulls from historic plantings such as Bacchus, Kiona, Klipsun and Red Willow.

Another Woodinville winemaker, Brian Carter, showed a masterful touch with his Meritage-style 2016 Trentenaire ($50), a blend led remarkably by Petit Verdot that completely wowed the judging panel, earning a double gold and best-of-class acclaim.

While he might be more famous for his work in Washington with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, University of Oregon grad Mike Januik also showed a deft touch at the Cascadia International with Rhône varieties. The Novelty Hill 2019 Oxbow Red Wine emerged from the tough GSM category with the best-of-class award, and his 2020 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Viognier — grown at the Royal Slope landmark by Ed Kelly — also received a gold medal.

One of the first products of Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program, Tyler Farnsworth would spend more than a decade in the cellar at JM Cellars prior to launching his Laterus Winery brand as a tenant in The Vault at Maltby. Farnsworth received a pair of gold medals at the Cascadia for red blends – the Cab-led 2019 Megalith from Red Mountain stars Quintessence and Shaw vineyards, and a 2019 GSM called The Hallows that includes Syrah from Betz-owned Ancient Stones Vineyard in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.

Robert Delf’s well-timed releases at Northwest Cellars in Kirkland, Wash., led to a pair of gold medals, highlighted by his 2018 Madrigal that received a double gold in the GSM category. Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills helped him to earn a gold with a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon.

The winemaking team of Jared Whelchel and Brad Sherman at Michael Florentino Cellars combined for a pair of gold medals, winning for a 2014 Primitivo from the Wahluke Slope and 2020 Albariño from the Yakima Valley.

Seattle’s Nota Bene Cellars and winemaker Timothy Narby turned his relationship with Dineen Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills into one of the Cascadia’s top expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2017 bottling that received a double gold and 96 points.

A pair of golds for Washington Winery of the Year 

Westport Winery Garden Resort is owned and operated by the Roberts family, led by Blain, Carrie and Kim. Their business was named Washington Winery to Watch in 2011, and they used six Platinum medals last fall to become the 2022 Washington Winery of the Year. (Photo by Greg Jacobs/Capture.Share.Repeat)

Woodinville-trained Mark Bosso, whose winemaking has helped two brands earn awards in the past three years from the editorial staff of Great Northwest Wine, bottled two wines that turned into gold medals for Westport Winery Garden Resort at the 2022 Cascadia International.

The Roberts family now contracts almost exclusively with Yakima Valley grower Joe Hattrup for its grapes, and his highly decorated Elephant Mountain Vineyard site in the Rattlesnake Hills produced a gold medal for the Westport Winery 2019 Mermaid Merlot. (The Westport campus is home to the International Mermaid Museum, which attracted 83,000 visitors in 2021.) Bosso developed experience working with Rattlesnake Hills sites during his time at Orenda Winery – the 2020 Washington Winery to Watch. He’s also proven to be a quick study with Westport’s imaginative and popular nongrape program, earning a gold medal for the Peaches on the Beaches blend of Riesling and peach. 

West Coast restaurateur JD Nolan collaborates with the Mercer family for Horse Heaven Hills grapes and the Hedges family for Red Mountain fruit. He scored a gold medal with each. The Schooler Nolan 2019 Malbec from the Horse Heaven Hills earned a double gold and the Schooler Nolan 2018 Red Mountain Cab garnered gold. Both are available at the Fat Olives Restaurant in Richland, Wash.

The Seal family’s Sigillo Cellars project in the Snoqualmie Valley can pour two gold medals from the Cascadia at the tasting rooms on both sides of the Cascades. Their 2019 Tempranillo earned a double gold, a 96-point rating, and was pulled from the Wahluke Slope — a two-hour drive from their satellite tasting room in Chelan. And look for their 2019 Malbec, a gold medal winner, at their downtown Snoqualmie headquarters.

Cascadia judges reward Maryhill’s diversity

Richard Batchelor walks Gunkel Vineyard, an estate source near the Columbia River for Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)

Maryhill Winery & Bistro — the 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year — strung gold medals across three of its portfolios as judges decorated the 2019 Zinfandel under the Classic tier, a 2020 Grüner Veltliner off Bloxom Vineyard within the Proprietor’s Reserve program and the 2019 Klipsun Vineyard Syrah from its Vineyard Series. No winery has won more in the 22-year history of the Platinum Awards, and each of those wines now qualifies for that judging this fall. 

With his tasting room in downtown Richland just a stone’s throw from the Columbia River, Longship Cellars winemaker Kyle Welch can pour a pair of gold-medal winners – led by the 2019 Wise Man Cabernet Sauvignon that went double gold.

Wit Cellars, the 2017 Washington Winery to Watch, continues to bring a string of gold medals into its new tasting room in Prosser’s Vintners Village – taking over the Gamache Vintners location on Cabernet Court. And it’s easy to remember one of the top wines produced by Flint Nelson and Cat Warwick – the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Elephant Mountain Vineyard that won a gold medal. The 2019 Syrah from another Yakima Valley site – historic Boushey Vineyards, co-fermented with Viognier – went double gold and pulled down 95 points from judges.

Lopez Island Vineyards winemaker Brent Charnley, the first winegrower to achieve certified organic status from Washington state officials, used his maritime planting to produce a gold medal for aromatic Siegerrebe. He earned another gold medal for the Malbec he ferries back to the Puget Sound from Crawford Vineyard in the Yakima Valley.

Walla Walla Valley winemaker Gary Kagels charted a pair of gold medals for his partners at Plumb Cellars — their 2018 GSM and 2018 Estate Sangiovese, pulled from their JK II Vineyard near Northstar and Pepper Bridge wineries. 

Richard Funk of Saviah Cellars in the Walla Walla Valley entered his young 2020 The Jack Red Wine, an $18 Merlot-heavy blend that was given a double gold medal, best of class and 95 points. Last fall, the 2019 vintage of that $18 earned a Platinum Award.

Bontorin’s Midas touch at Volcanic Hills leads to 4 golds

Amit Gidda, his sister Christina, and brother, Bobby Gidda are owners of Volcanic Hills Estate Winery in West Kelowna, British Columbia. (Photo by Volcanic Hills Estate Winery / Courtesy of Facebook)

The Gidda family’s Volcanic Hills Estate Winery in West Kelowna, overlooking Okanagan Lake, continues to benefit from working with acclaimed winemaker Daniel Bontorin, whose résumé includes elevating Le Vieux Pin on the Black Sage Bench to its selection as 2008 British Columbia Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.

Four gold medals across four classic varieties were awarded to Volcanic Hills, a showing led by a double gold medal — a rare achievement at the Cascadia by a British Columbia producer — for its 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay garnered gold in the oaked Chardonnay group; there was a gold for the 2017 Merlot and their club-only Gidda Family Estate 2021 Pinot Gris also pulled down a gold medal.

On the other side the province, Maan Farms Estate Winery in the Fraser Valley turned raspberries into a pair of gold medals, an effort highlighted by their 2020 Strawberry Raspberry Blend that returned a double gold and went onto earn best-of-class designation. Founded in 1977, the family grows its berries in Abbottsford – two miles north of the border crossing at Sumas, Wash.

Gorgeous whites turn gold for Wyse-owned Wild Goose

Wild Goose Vineyards' 2012 God's Mountain Vineyard Riesling won best of show at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.
Hagen Kruger, left, and his brother, Roland, hold up the best-of-show award for their Wild Goose Vineyards 2012 God’s Mountain Riesling, which topped the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

The 2016 death of Wild Goose Vineyards founder Adolf Kruger, a historic figure in the British Columbia wine industry, prompted an eventual change in ownership at Okanagan Falls producer known for its world-class white program.

Last summer, the Wyse family of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, seeking to complement its stellar lineup of buzzworthy red wines from the Black Sage Bench, purchased Wild Goose out of receivership after a doomed purchase back in 2019 by a now-defunct Vancouver developer.

The Kruger family’s touch with a late harvest Gewürztraminer from the 2019 vintage was apparent to Cascadia judges, resulting in a gold medal. And the ownership transition during the 2021 vintage paved the way to a gold medal and 93 points for the Sauvignon Blanc grown last year.

Next door to Wild Goose is Stag’s Hollow Winery, now owned by Eric Lui. His 2021 Tragically Vidal, one the British Columbia wine industry most popular white wines and a delicious legacy to the 1970s and 1980s when the region was dominated by non-vinifera plantings, earned not only a double gold medal but was voted as the Best Hybrid of the 2022 Cascadia. Done just a touch off-dry, it’s a product of sommelier-turned-winemaker Keira LeFranc, who trained in New Zealand, and Stag Hollow’s two estate vineyards in Okanagan Falls.

‘You can’t fake’ what 3100 Cellars does in Idaho

Finca Besada Vineyard in the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area is an estate planting for 3100 Cellars in Idaho’s Snake River Valley (Photo courtesy of 3100 Cellars)

For a growing number of folks, it was not a surprise to see 3100 Cellars — named for the 3,100 miles of whitewater in the state of Idaho — rise to the top of the Cascadia.

The 2016 Whitewater was spotlighted last fall within The Seattle Times’ special section on wine, and 3100 Cellars was named the Idaho Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest magazine in 2018.

Hailey Minder – rhymes with cinder – launched the brand with the 2014 vintage. She met Marshall four years earlier when he served as her family’s river guide during a float of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. While she was born and raised in Idaho, Hailey only entered the wine industry after exploring a career as a grade-school teacher. 

Thanks to an introduction by Walla Walla winemaker Sean Boyd, she got a job working the 2011 crush at Figgins Family Wine Estates. After that, she worked at Telaya Wine Co., near Boise, while studying viticulture and enology through Washington State University. In 2016, the Minders spent six weeks at British sparkling wine house Langham Wine Estate.

The Whitewater reflects some of that experience. It’s done in a blanc de blanc style with Chardonnay, aged 30 months on the lees

“I thought it was fantastic,”  Donahue said. “It has a super (yeasty) characteristic, really nice richness — it’s spot-on. It’s got good mousse stability which shows when the mousse sits on top. And it was really obvious that it was traditional method. The balance was really nice. One of the biggest challenges with sparkling wine is nailing the dosage – getting your sugar/acid balance just right. And it had all of that. You could tell that it was really well-made and well-thought out.”

The fruit is from historic Bitner Vineyard on the Sunnyslope, but there are estate grapes on the horizon. Her parents bought 10 acres of land in the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area, where they established Finca Besada Vineyard with 4 acres of Chardonnay, 1 acre of Syrah and an acre of Malvasia Bianca.

While they recently were given approval to build a production facility on the family estate in Ada County, the Minders still face obstacles to fulfilling their dream for offering a complete wine country experience. At this point, it is unclear if they will be permitted to pour and sell their serious and stellar wines — including the Whitewater — amid their young vines in Eagle.

“You can’t fake what they are doing, and there are a lot of wineries out there that are obviously force-carbonating sparkling wine,” Donahue said. “You’ve got to do the bottle-ferment and you’ve got to lay it down, and it takes two to three years before you start to get the autolytic (yeast) character, the layers and the great mousse from the yeast breakdown. It’s pretty obvious they didn’t cut any corners.”

2022 Cascadia International Wine Competition

The 3100 Cellars 2017 Whitewater Sparkling Wine, a methode Champenoise from Idaho’s Snake River Valley, was voted as the best wine of the 2022 Cascadia International Wine Competition. The wine is made by Hailey and Marshall Minder in Garden City, Idaho. (Photo courtesy of 3100 Cellars)

Best of show / Best sparkling wine / double gold medal
3100 Cellars 2017 Whitewater, Snake River Valley $36.00
Best red wine / best of class / gold medal
Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Barbera, Columbia Valley $38.00
Best white wine / best of class / double gold medal
Palencia Wine Co. 2021 Albariño, Columbia Valley $22.00
Best sweet wine / best of class / gold medal
Smasne Cellars 2006 12 Year Barrel-Aged Port-style, Yakima Valley $60.00
Best rosé / gold medal
Wautoma Springs 2021 Rosé, Columbia Valley $18.00
Best Cabernet Sauvignon / double gold medal
Telaya Wine Co. 2019 Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $45.00
Best Merlot / double gold medal
Browne Family Vineyards 2019 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley $60.00
Best Pinot Noir / double gold medal
Mt. Hood Winery 2019 Estate Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge $38.00
Best Pinot Gris / double gold medal
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Private Reserve Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley $15.99
Best of class / double gold medal
Indian Creek Winery 2021 Grüner Veltliner, Snake River Valley $22.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard/Tammany View Winery 2020 Sèmillon, Lewis-Clark Valley $20.00
Hamilton Cellars 2018 Estate Bona Vita Red Wine, Red Mountain $40.00
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Old Vine Pinot Blanc, Golden Mile Bench $17.99
Maan Farms Estate Winery 2020 Strawberry Raspberry Blend Fruit Wine, Fraser Valley $20.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2019 Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley $26.00
H/H Estates 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Reserve Michael Andrews Red, Horse Heaven Hills $49.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Umpqua Valley $26.00
Saviah Cellars 2020 The Jack Red Wine, Columbia Valley $18.00
Stag’s Hollow Winery 2021 Tragically Vidal, Okanagan Valley $20.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Trentenaire Red Wine, Columbia Valley $50.00
Tsillan Cellars 2021 Estate Gewürztraminer, Lake Chelan $24.00
Best Chardonnay / gold medal
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Dry Rock Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay, Golden Mile Bench $14.99
Best Riesling / gold medal
EFESTĒ 2021 Evergreen Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley $24.00
Best Tempranillo / gold medal
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Tempranillo, Horse Heaven Hills $33.00
Best Syrah / gold medal
Phantom Creek Estates 2019 Kobau Vineyard Syrah, Golden Mile Bench $52.00
Best Cabernet Franc / gold medal
Hells Canyon Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc Reserve, Snake River Valley $35.00
Best Malbec / gold medal
Tsillan Cellars 2019 Reserve Malbec, Lake Chelan $52.00
Best Petit Verdot / gold medal
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Petit Verdot, American $25.00
Best Carménère / gold medal
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2018 Dion Carlo Carménère, Horse Heaven Hills $42.00
Best of class / gold medal
10,000 Hours 2019 Red Blend, Red Mountain $35.00
Novelty Hill 2019 Oxbow Red Wine, Columbia Valley $50.00
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Pinot Gris-Viognier, Okanagan Valley $19.99
Indian Creek Winery 2021 Viognier, Snake River Valley $17.00
Roland Wines 2018 Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills $36.00
Double gold medal
Airfield Estates Winery 2021 Sangiovese Rosé, Yakima Valley, $18.00
Airfield Estates Winery 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley $17.00
Awen Winecraft 2018 Petite Sirah, Rogue Valley $50.00
Barrister Winery 2018 Summit View Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley $37.00
Be Human 2019 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2021 Viognier, Lake Chelan $24.00
Browne Family Vineyards 2019 Tribute Red Blend, Columbia Valley, $33.99
Cellardoor Winery 2017 Aurora Red Wine, American $32.00
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $21.99
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Old Vine Trebbiano, Golden Mile Bench, $23.99
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2020 Stainless Steel Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $14.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2021 Gertchen Vineyard Buhljolais Rosé of Syrah, Snake River Valley $14.00
Indian Creek Winery 2019 Star Garnet, Snake River Valley $17.00
Indian Creek Winery 2020 Reserve Caliche Pinot Noir, Snake River Valley $35.00
Kiona Vineyards 2018 Estate Bottled Malbec, Red Mountain, $40.00
Kiona Vineyards 2020 Estate Bottled Lemberger, Red Mountain, $18.00
Lake Chelan Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $55.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain $38.00
Lone Point Cellars 2019 Gran Reserva Tempranillo, Columbia Valley $38.00
Longship Cellars 2019 Wise Man Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $40.00
Mercer Estates Winery 2018 Robert Willis Reserve Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills $55
Mercer Estates Winery 2021 Small Lot Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills $20.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Grenache, Columbia Valley $38.00
Northwest Cellars 2018 Madrigal, Columbia Valley $28.00
Nota Bene Cellars 2017 Dineen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley $38.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Estate Selection Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $31.00
Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2019 Red Heaven Vineyard Reserve Syrah, Red Mountain $40.00
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2021 Classic Fly Series Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley $28.00
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2021 Classic Fly Series Viognier, Snake River Valley $24.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2019 Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills $15.00
Sigillo Cellars 2019 Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope $38.00
Smasne Cellars 2019 Don’t Even Ask Red Wine, Columbia Valley $32.00
Smasne Cellars 2016 Legendary Red Wine, Columbia Valley
Telaya Wine Co. 2019 Syrah, Snake River Valley $37.00
Vale Wine Co. 2019 Syrah, Snake River Valley $31.00
Vino Vasai Wines 2018 The Potter’s Vineyard Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountain, $58.00
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley $45.99
Wit Cellars 2019 Syrah, Yakima Valley $45.00
Gold medal
Airfield Estates Winery 2019 H. Lloyd Miller Red Wine, Yakima Valley $50.00
Aquilini 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Red Mountain $35.00
Awen Winecraft 2018 Sangiovese, Rogue Valley $43.00
Awen Winecraft 2020 Grenache Blanc, Rogue Valley $35.00
Belle Fiore Winery 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley $37.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2018 Anthem Red Wine, Lake Chelan $34.00
Cardwell Hill Cellars, 2018 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $40.00
Cedar River Cellars 2020 Kennydale Pinot Noir, Yakima Valley $35.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Ned Said Red, American $25.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2021 Umiker Vineyard Estate Rosé of Syrah, Lewis-Clark Valley $22.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $38.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 D2 Red Wine, Columbia Valley $50.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $75.00
Dunham Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon XXIV, Columbia Valley $50.00
EFESTĒ 2019 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $68.00
Eleven Winery 2019 La Ronde, Washington State $40.00
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Desert Sun White Wine, Okanagan Valley $13.49
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley $14.99
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Gewürztraminer-Schönburger, Golden Mile Bench $17.99
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Old Vines Auxerrois, Golden Mile Bench $15.99
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2016 Carménère, Wahluke Slope $30.00
Hanson Vineyards 2021 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $18.00
Harbinger Winery 2017 Sagrantino, Wahluke Slope $32.00
Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2019 S&M, Lake Chelan $50.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2019 Hat Trick Red, Snake River Valley $28.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2019 Petit Verdot, Snake River Valley $33.00
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2021 Sémillon, Okanagan Valley $21.99
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2020 100% Oaked Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $28.00
Indian Creek Winery 2020 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $23.00
King Estate Winery 2020 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $21.00
Kiona Vineyards 2021 Rosé of Sangiovese, Red Mountain $22.00
Kludt Family Winery 2019 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley $48.00
L’Ecole N° 41 2019 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $40.00
Lagana Cellars 2021 Breezy Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, Walla Walla Valley $22.00
Lake Chelan Winery 2018 Syrah, Columbia Valley $48.00
Lake Chelan Winery 2018 Top Mac Vineyard Merlot, Lake Chelan $40.00
Laterus Winery 2019 Megalith, Red Mountain $45.00
Laterus Winery 2019 The Hallows, Columbia Valley $45.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Petit Verdot, Red Mountain $33.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 The Golden Ticket Reserve Red Wine, Red Mountain $40.00
Long Shadows Vintners 2018 Pedestal Merlot, Columbia Valley $65.00
Longship Cellars 2019 Invader Tempranillo, Columbia Valley $38.00
Lopez Island Vineyards 2019 Malbec, Yakima Valley $28.00
Lopez Island Vineyards 2021 Siegerrebe, Puget Sound $27.00
Maan Farms Estate Winery 2020 Raspberry Fruit Wine, Fraser Valley $20.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Classic Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $21.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Klipsun Vineyard Syrah, Red Mountain $50.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Bloxom Vineyard Proprietor’s Reserve Grüner Veltliner, Columbia Valley $29.00
Mercer Estates Winery 2018 Cavalie 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $75.00
Michael Florentino Cellars 2014 Primitivo, Wahlkue Slope $28.00
Michael Florentino Cellars 2020 Albariño, Yakima Valley $20.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2021 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Gorge $26.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2021 Pinot Noir Rosé, Columbia Gorge $26.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2017 Summit Red, Columbia Gorge/ Columbia Valley $28.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2019 Syrah, Columbia Valley $38.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2021 White Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge $34.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2021 Riesling, Columbia Gorge $26.00
Northwest Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $36.00
Novelty Hill 2020 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Viognier, Royal Slope $23.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2019 El Viñador Syrah, Red Mountain $40.00
Plumb Cellars 2018 Estate Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley $24.00
Plumb Cellars 2018 GSM, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Matrix, Umpqua Valley $29.99
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Viognier, Umpqua Valley $32.00
Rush Lattin Cellars 2019 Fiddlers Bluff Syrah, Columbia Valley $37.00
Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2018 Redhead Red Red Wine, Washington State $15.00
Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2019 Rock Island Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $21.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $25.00
Sigillo Cellars 2019 Malbec, Columbia Valley $38.00
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2021 Panoramic Sauvignon Blanc, Snake River Valley $26.00
The Bunnell Family Cellar 2016 Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $54.00
Three of Cups 2018 L’Astre Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $30.00
Trella Vineyards 2017 Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $38.00
Tsillan Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Chelan $44.00
Tsillan Cellars 2021 Riesling, Lake Chelan $28.00
Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery 2019 Estate Chardonnay, Naramata Bench $35.00
Vale Wine Co. 2021 Rosé, Snake River Valley $21.00
Veer Wine Project 2019 MaeveDi, Snake River Valley $45.00
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2017 Merlot, Okanagan Valley $35.99
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2017 Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $35.99
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2020 Gidda Family Estate Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley $33.00
Waterbrook Winery 2020 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $10.99
Wautoma Springs 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $18.00
Westport Winery 2019 Mermaid Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills $30.00
Westport Winery NV Peaches on the Beaches, Washington State $29.00
Wild Goose Vineyards 2019 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley $23.00
Wild Goose Vineyards 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley $27.00
Winescape 2017 Merlot, Columbia Valley $30.00
Winescape 2019 Marmot Incarnate Red Wine, Columbia Valley $36.00
Wit Cellars 2019 Elephant Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley $50.00
Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Dean’s List Merlot, Yakima Valley $30.00
Silver medal
Airfield Estates Winery 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley $35.00
Airfield Estates Winery 2019 Runway, Yakima Valley $35.00
Amelia Wynn 2021 Albariño, Yakima Valley $23.00
Array Cellars 2019 Dijon Clone Chardonnay, Yakima Valley $32.00
Awen Winecraft 2018 Malbec, Rogue Valley $50.00
Awen Winecraft 2019 Merlot, Rogue Valley $45.00
Barili Cellars 2019 Harry’s Club Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition Gonzaga Alumni Red, Columbia Valley $50.00
Barili Cellars 2019 Cab Franc, Rattlesnake Hills $30.00
Barili Cellars 2019 Red Ass Red, Columbia Valley $22.00
Battle Creek Cellars 2018 Battle Creek Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $62.00
Battle Creek Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs, Willamette Valley $50.00
Beckstone 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $19.99
Belle Fiore Winery 2019 Reserve Chardonnay, Rogue Valley $37.00
Belle Fiore Winery 2018 Merlot, Rogue Valley $33.00
Belle Fiore Winery 2018 Calypso, Rogue Valley $33.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Chelan $38.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2019 Meritage, Lake Chelan $34.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2019 Syrah, Lake Chelan $32.00
Bitner Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $36.00
Bitner Vineyards 2018 Petit Verdot/Merlot, Snake River Valley $40.00
Bitner Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Snake River Valley $26.00
Bitner Vineyards 2018 Syrah, Snake River Valley $42.00
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2021 Pinot Gris, Elkton Oregon $18.00
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2019 Bench Lands Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley $25.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2017 Solesce, Columbia Valley $60.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2018 Byzance, Columbia Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Le Coursier, Columbia Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2018 Tuttorosso, Yakima Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2019 Corrida , Columbia Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2021 Abracadabra Rosé, Columbia Valley $24.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2020 Oriana, Yakima Valley $24.00
Burnt Bridge Cellars 2019 Blend X, Columbia Valley $45.00
Burnt Bridge Cellars 2016 Syrah, Columbia Valley $40.00
Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2020 Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $15.99
Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 Pommard Blocks Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $40.00
Cardwell Hill Cellars 2019 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $28.00
Cascade Cliffs 2020 Homage Red Blend, Columbia Valley $50.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc Reserve, Columbia Valley $46.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2018 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir Reserve, Columbia Gorge $48.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2019 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley $48.00
Cedar River Cellars 2018 Seattle’s Son Malbec, Yakima Valley $40.00
Cedar River Cellars 2020 Mormor Riesling, Yakima Valley $19.00
Cedergreen Cellars 2019 Grenache, Yakima Valley $31.00
Cedergreen Cellars 2021 Viola Rosé, Yakima Valley $21.00
Cedergreen Cellars 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley $19.00
Cellardoor Winery 2017 Iron Gate, American $32.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc, American $25.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Malbec, American $25.00
Cellardoor Winery 2019 Pinot Noir Blanc, American $22.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Monti al Mare, American $25.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Sur La Riviere, American $25.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Buoy Red, American $18.00
Cellardoor Winery 2018 Aurora, American $32.00
Cellardoor Winery 2019 Riesling, American $18.00
Cellardoor Winery 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, American $18.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2021 Crawford Vineyard Albariño, Washington State $22.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2020 Louis Delsol Cabernet Sauvignon, Lewis-Clark Valley $36.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2020 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington State $32.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2021 Umiker Vineyard Lochsa Chardonnay, Lewis-Clark Valley $22.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2020 Merlot, Lewis-Clark Valley $28.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2019 Coco’s Reserve Selway, Lewis-Clark Valley $45.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2020 Renaissance Red, Lewis-Clark Valley $25.00
Cloudlift Cellars 2017 Halcyon Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $32.00
Cloudlift Cellars 2016 Ascent Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley $30.00
Cloudlift Cellars 2017 Zephyr Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Columbia Valley $34.00
Columbia Winery 2019 Malbec, Red Mountain $40.00
Columbia Winery 2019 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $45.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2021 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Concrete Fermented Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills $30.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 H/H Estates Big John Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $49.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills $33.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2021 Marsanne, Horse Heaven Hills $30.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2021 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills $24.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 H/H Estates Buck Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills $49.00
D’Anu Wines 2019 Primitivo, Columbia Valley $36.00
De La Luz wines 2020 La Suegra, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $30.00
De La Luz wines 2020 La Razon, Co-fermentation Malbec/Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley $32.00
De La Luz wines 2020 Carmen Rosé, Columbia Valley $25.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 Red Willow Blend, Yakima Valley $75.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 Minuit, Yakima Valley $60.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 Doyenne, Red Mountain $50.00
Dunham Cellars 2019 Shirley Mays Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $25.00
Dunham Cellars 2019 Trutina, Columbia Valley $29.00
Edward Lynne Cellars 2020 Chardonnay, Lake Chelan $19.00
EFESTE 2020 Chardonnay, Wahlkue Slope $38.00
Eleganté Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $42.00
Eleganté Cellars 2017 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley $42.00
Eleven Winery 2020 Motley Purist, Washington State $40.00
Eleven Winery 2021 Chenin Blanc, Yakima Valley $25.00
Eleven Winery 2020 Roussanne, Yakima Valley $30.00
Eleven Winery 2019 Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley $50.00
Eleven Winery 2021 La Primavera, Washington State $25.00
Eleven Winery 2021 La Donella, Washington State $23.00
Eleven Winery 2020 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley $32.00
Eleven Winery 2020 Sugarloaf Vineyard Tempranillo, Yakima Valley $40.00
Eleven Winery 2021 Ratio Blanco, Washington State $17.00
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2020 Summer Night, Okanagan Valley $14.49
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2020 Dry Rock Vineyards Cabernet-Merlot, Okanagan Valley $17.99
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Private Reserve Dry Riesling, Okanagan Valley $14.99
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2021 Classic Riesling, Okanagan Valley $14.99
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2020 Sunset in a Bottle Fortified Malbec, Wahluke Slope $50.00
Hamilton Cellars 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $40.00
Hamilton Cellars 2018 Estate Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain $40.00
Hamilton Cellars 2018 Estate Malbec, Red Mountain $48.00
Harbinger Winery 2020 La Petite Fleur, Washington State $20.00
Harbinger Winery 2017 Rapture Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $37.00
Harbinger Winery 2018 Grenache, Rattlesnake Hills $42.00
Harbinger Winery 2020 Viognier, Yakima Valley $25.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2021 Unoaked Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $22.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2021 Dry Moscato, Snake River Valley $20.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2021 Dry Rosé, Snake River Valley $22.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2019 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley $32.00
Hat Ranch Winery 2021 Hat Trick White, Snake River Valley $21.00
Hells Canyon Winery 2018 LAVA/100 BLACK, Snake River Valley $58.00
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2019 Syrah, Okanagan Valley $29.99
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2019 100% Pinot Noir, Snake River Valley $28.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2021 DRY Buhljolais Rosé of Syrah-Gertchen Vineyard, Snake River Valley $14.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2021 Unicorn Rosé of Syrah, Snake River Valley $12.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2020 Liquid Quack, Snake River Valley $22.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2021 Sparkling Cuvee, Snake River Valley $22.00
Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery 2021 Unicorn Sparkle Rosé of Syrah, Snake River Valley $22.00
Indian Creek Winery 2019 For the Mountains Malbec, Snake River Valley $24.00
Indian Creek Winery 2021 Riesling, Snake River Valley $21.00
Indian Creek Winery 2021 Rosé of Syrah, Snake River Valley $20.00
Indian Creek Winery 2019 Reserve Stowe Vineyard Tempranillo, Snake River Valley $35.00
Kiona Vineyards 2018 Estate Bottled Merlot, Red Mountain $32.00
Kiona Vineyards and Winery NV Cyclops, Red Mountain $45.00
L’Ecole No 41 2019 Merlot, Columbia Valley $27.00
L’Ecole No 41 2018 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Perigee, Walla Walla Valley $57.00
Lagana Cellars 2018 Seven Hills Vineyard Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Lagana Cellars 2018 Eritage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley $38.00
Lagana Cellars 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $18.00
Lagana Cellars 2017 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $35.00
Lagrioth Winery 2021 Lagrioth Estate Chardonnay, Lake Chelan $35.00
Lagrioth Winery 2021 Lagrioth Estate Pinot Noir Blanc, Lake Chelan $32.00
Lagrioth Winery 2021 Estate Fumé Blanc, Lake Chelan $32.00
LaPierre Farms 2018 Red Blend, Rattlesnake Hills $28.00
LaPierre Farms 2018 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $32.00
LaPierre Farms 2018 Syrah, Columbia Valley $32.00
Laterus Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $45.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $40.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Heritage (Back Label – Red Heaven Vineyard), Red Mountain $45.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2021 Kiona Estate Vineyard Sangiovese Rose’, Red Mountain $22.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Candy Mountain Vineyard Sangiovese, Yakima Valley (Printed before Candy Mountain AVA designation) $28.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Reserve Syrah (Back Label – Ranch at the End of the Row Vineyard), Red Mountain $44.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2019 Red Heaven Vineyard Tempranillo, Red Mountain $35.00
Longship Cellars 2019 Lady Wolf Malbec, Columbia Valley $38.00
Lopez Island Vineyards 2021 Madeleine Angevine, Puget Sound $27.00
Lopez Island Vineyards 2021 Rosé, Yakima Valley $22.00
Lopez Island Vineyards 2020 Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills $26.00
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2021 Tudor Hills Vineyard Albariño, Yakima Valley $22.00
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2021 Chardonnay, Yakima Valley $25.00
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2018 César Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills $29.00
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2021 May Mae Rosé, Yakima Valley $23.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Elephant Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills $52.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $52.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Elephant Mountain Carmenere, Rattlesnake Hills $57.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Proprietor’s Reserve Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $36.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Classic Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $19.00
Maryhill Winery 2017 Proprietor’s Reserve Vintage Port, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Classic Malbec, Columbia Valley $29.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley $44.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Classic Merlot, Columbia Valley $26.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 McKinley Springs Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills $56.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Art Den Hoed Vineyard Painted Hills Dolcetto, Columbia Valley $56.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Elephant Mountain Mourvèdre, Rattlesnake Hills $52.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Painted Hills Primitivo, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Muscat Canelli, Columbia Valley $19.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Classic Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley $21.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Elephant Mountain Marvell (GSM), Rattlesnake Hills $56.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavolo Rosso, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Proprietor’s Reserve Rosé, Columbia Valley $30.00
Maryhill Winery 2020 Classic Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $21.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Les Collines Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $52.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 McKinley Springs Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills $50.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley $46.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Art Den Hoed Vineyard Painted Hills Tempranillo, Columbia Valley $52.00
Maury Island Winery 2020 Estate Pinot Noir, Puget Sound $30.00
Mercer Estates Winery 2018 Small Lot Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills $32.00
Mercer Estates Winery 2021 Mercer Estates Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills $15.00
Mercer Estates Winery 2021 Small Lot Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills $20.00
Mosquito Fleet Winery 2019 Meritage * Starboard Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills $38.00
Mosquito Fleet Winery 2018 Sophia (Syrah), Horse Heaven Hills $36.00
Mt Hood Winery 2019 Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley $42.00
Mt Hood Winery 2019 Pinnacle Red, Columbia Valley $42.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Tempranillo , Columbia Valley $36.00
Muret-Gaston 2021 Picpoul, Yakima Valley $32.00
Neher Family Wines 2020 Principal Red, White Bluffs $32.00
Nine Hats Wines 2020 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley $14.00
Nota Bene Cellars 2017 Heart of the Hill Vineyard Mourvèdre, Red Mountain $30.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2021 El Viñador Albariño, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley $25.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2019 Grenache, Yakima Valley $40.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2017 El Viñador Petit Verdot, Wahluke Slope $40.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2019 Casa Amarilla, Yakima Valley $36.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2018 El Viñador Syrah, Red Mountain $40.00
Palencia Wine Co. 2019 Syrah, Yakima Valley $32.00
Perennial Vintners NV Siegerrebe Sparking Wine, Puget Sound $28.00
Perennial Vintners 2020 Sparkling Rosé Wine, Puget Sound $35.00
Phantom Creek Estates 2019 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley $24.00
Phantom Creek Estates 2019 Riesling, Okanagan Valley $26.00
Phantom Creek Estates 2019 Phantom Creek Vineyard Syrah, Okanagan Valley $80.00
Plumb Cellars 2018 Damn Straight Bordeaux Blend, Columbia Valley $42.00
Plumb Cellars 2018 Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $30.00
Potter’s Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $38.00
Purple Star Winery 2021 Rosé, Yakima Valley $20.00
Purple Star Winery 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley $20.00
REININGER Winery & Helix Wines 2021 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Royal Slope $24.00
REININGER Winery & Helix Wines 2019 BDX, Walla Walla Valley $32.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2020 Malbec, Umpqua Valley $34.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2021 Green Lizard Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $36.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2020 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley $45.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2019 Winemaker’s Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $45.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2018 Malbec, Red Mountain $25.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2019 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills $15.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2018 Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills $25.00
Schooler Nolan Winery 2018 Syrah, Red Mountain $25.00
Sherman Winery 2017 B.S. Blend, Columbia Valley $42.00
Sigillo Cellars 2019 EVO, Columbia Valley $40.00
SMAK Wines 2021 Autumn Rosé, Columbia Valley $20.00
SMAK Wines 2021 Winter Bubbly Rosé, Columbia Valley $28.00
Spangler Vineyards 2018 Carménère, Southern Oregon $39.00
Stag’s Hollow Winery 2019 Stag’s Hollow Vineyard Renaissance Merlot, Okanagan Falls $42.00
Stag’s Hollow Winery 2018 Cachet No. 5 Red Wine, Okanagan Valley $85.00
Stag’s Hollow Winery 2019 Amalia Vineyard Syrah, Okanagan Valley $30.00
Stag’s Hollow Winery 2018 Renaissance Tempranillo, Okanagan Falls $50.00
Stemilt Creek Winery 2019 Transforming Traditions Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $32.00
Stemilt Creek Winery 2019 Boss Lady Red Blend, Columbia Valley $32.00
Stemilt Creek Winery 2020 Sweet Adelaide Riesling, Columbia Valley $18.00
Tagaris Winery 2018 Boar Doe, Wahluke Slope $34.00
Tagaris Winery 2019 Soaring Rooster Bantam Bomber, Wahluke Slope $17.00
Tagaris Winery 2020 Arête Vineyard Made with Organic Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $26.00
Tagaris Winery 2021 Blanc de Blancs, Columbia Valley $32.00
Tagaris Winery 2021 Blanc de Noirs, Columbia Valley $36.00
Three of Cups 2019 L’ermite Grenache, Walla Walla Valley $26.00
Three of Cups 2018 Le Jugement GSM, Columbia Valley $21.00
Tongue River Winery 2021 Solstice Red, Montana $22.00
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2018 NBO, Okanagan Valley $37.97
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2019 Riesling, Okanagan Valley $29.97
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2020 Blue Terrace Vineyard Benchmark Series Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley $31.97
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2018 Seven Stars Polaris, Okanagan Valley $35.97
Trella Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Umpqua Valley $42.00
Trella Vineyards 2017 Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $26.00
Tsillan Cellars 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Chelan $48.00
Tsillan Cellars 2021 Bocciolo di Rosa, Goose Gap $26.00
Tsillan Cellars 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley $28.00
Tsillan Cellars 2019 Syrah, Lake Chelan $42.00
Tsillan Cellars 2019 Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan $48.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard/Tammany View Winery 2020 Chardonnay, Lewis-Clark Valley $20.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard/Tammany View Winery 2020 Riesling, Lewis-Clark Valley $19.00
Two Mountain Winery 2017 BROS Copeland Vineyard Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley $76.00
Two Mountain Winery 2017 BROS Copeland Vineyard Brothers Reserve Blend No. 7 Red Wine, Yakima Valley $64.00
Two Mountain Winery 2021 Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills $20.00
Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery 2021 Pinot Blanc, Naramata Bench $22.00
Vale Wine Co. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley $30.00
Vale Wine Co. 2019 Merlot, Snake River Valley $28.00
Veer Wine Project 2021 Riesling, Snake River Valley $22.00
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2016 Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $33.99
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2020 Gidda Family Estate Rosé, Okanagan Valley $37.00
Waterbrook Winery 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $19.99
Wautoma Springs 2019 El Prat Red Wine, Columbia Valley $30.00
Welcome Road Winery 2019 Chaton, Yakima Valley $34.00
Westport Winery 2019 True Blue, Rattlesnake Hills $35.00
Westport Winery NV Bog Berry Blush, Washington State $30.00
Westport Winery 2019 Nirvana, Rattlesnake Hills $30.00
Westport Winery 2021 Humu Humu Nuku Nuku Apua’a Rosé, Yakima Valley $30.00
Westport Winery 2019 Surfer, Rattlesnake Hills $31.00
Wild Goose Vineyards 2020 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley $38.00
Wind Rose Cellars 2018 Carménère, Yakima Valley $35.00
Wind Rose Cellars 2016 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley $35.00
Winescape 2018 Carménère, Red Mountain $44.00
Winescape 2018 Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley $35.00
Winescape 2021 Rosé of Sangiovese, Red Mountain $24.00
Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Distance Learning Red Blend, Columbia Valley $25.00
Yellowhawk Sparkling House 2021 Bubbles White, Columbia Valley $30.00
Yellowhawk Sparkling House 2021 Bubbles Rosé, Columbia Valley $30.00
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Battle Creek Cellars 2019 Reserve Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $42.00
Belle Fiore Winery 2018 Icon Souspire, Rogue Valley $33.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2021 Chardonnay, Lake Chelan $24.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery NV Ruby Port, Lake Chelan $38.00
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2021 Canned Rosé, Lake Chelan $32/4-pack
Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2021 Canned Red, Lake Chelan $32/4-pack
Bordertown Vineyard & Estate Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley $33.00
Bordertown Vineyard & Estate Winery 2019 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley $25.00
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2019 Gewürztraminer, Elkton Oregon $19.00
Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2020 Summit Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Cardwell Hill Cellars, LLC 2021 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $25.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2018 Reserve Mourvèdre, Columbia Valley $48.00
Cedar River Cellars 2018 Cabernet Franc – It’s A Long Way, Yakima Valley $40.00
Cloudlift Cellars 2017 Stratus- Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley $36.00
Columbia Winery 2019 Syrah, Yakima Valley $60.00
D’Anu Wines 2019 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $25.00
Edward Lynne Cellars 2017 Ed 3 Red, Columbia Valley $32.00
Eleganté Cellars 2017 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $42.00
Eleganté Cellars 2019 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley $42.00
Indian Creek Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley $22.00
Indian Creek Winery 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Snake River Valley $21.00
Sherman Winery 2018 Carménère, Yakima Valley $38.00
Sherman Winery 2021 Viognier, Rattlesnake Hills $24.00
Shumaker Vineyards 2021 Pinot Gris, Tualatin Hills $20.00
Shumaker Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir, Tualatin Hills $28.00
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2021 Open Air Muscat Blanc, Snake River Valley $24.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard 2020 Fumé Blanc, Lewis-Clark Valley $22.00
Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery 2021 Riesling, Naramata Bench $27.00
Wind Rose Cellars 2018 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley $35.00
Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Inquisitive Minds Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley $25.00
Yakima Valley Vintners 2021 Ceramics Class Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley $25.00

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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