The Wapato Point Cellars 2018 Cougar Crest Vineyard Cabernet Franc, featuring grapes from the Walla Walla Valley and winemaking in Manson, Wash., was voted as the best wine of the prestigious 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition in California’s Sonoma County. (Photo courtesy of Wapato Point Cellars)
About Eric Degerman
Eric 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.