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Cascadia Wine Competition
The seventh annual Cascadia International Wine Competition will be staged April 9-11, 2019, at the Courtyard Richland Columbia Point in Richland, Wash.
For its first three years, the Cascadia was known as the Great Northwest Wine Competition. In 2016, we changed the name to differentiate it from our wine buyer-based Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition each October.
- See the 2018 competition results
- See the 2017 competition results
- See the 2016 competition results
- See the 2015 competition results
- See the 2014 competition results
- See the 2013 competition results
- All wines are tasted blind by category.
- Please submit three bottles of each entry because this is a multi-day judging.
Agreement with Enofile Online for entry portal
Starting with 2019, we have begun working with Enofile Online, a wine competition management platform headquartered in Portland, Ore. As of January, there were nearly 10,000 wineries in the United States using Enofile to enter wine competitions.
Here is the link to enter the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition. The fee is $60 per entry.
Benefits of entering the Cascadia International Wine Competition
- Wines are judged by some of the top wine professionals throughout the country, including journalists, winemakers, retailers and educators.
- Gold medals are announced immediately via email to wineries and on Twitter.
- Results are posted as soon as the competition concludes.
- Results are sent to our newspaper partners for inclusion in print and online.
- Great Northwest Wine’s online audience (25,000 unique visitors per month and more than 2,900 email newsletter subscribers) receives results in a timely manner.
- We link to medal winners’ website at no additional cost (some competitions charge up to $55 for such links).
- Top winners appear in our weekly wine column, which is syndicated in more than 20 Northwest newspapers.
- Select gold medal winners are featured as a “Wine of the Week” in the Tri-City Herald newspaper and on Wine Press Northwest’s website over the course of several weeks after the competition.
- Our growing social media network receives alerts about competition medal winners.
- Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for Wine Press Northwest magazine’s year-end Platinum Judging.
- Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for consideration in The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines of the Year list.
- Gold medal winners are automatically eligible for consideration in Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 Wines of the Year list.
- The 2019 competition will be staged April 9-11 at the Courtyard Richland Columbia Point.
- All entries should arrive by Thursday, April 4 at at the following address:
Cascadia Wine Competition
318 Wellhouse Loop
Richland, WA 99352
- Eric Degerman — firstname.lastname@example.org (509) 727-4317
- Richard Larsen, retired research winemaker and enologist, Washington State University, Richland, Wash.
- Barb Robertson, Pacific Northwest account manager, MA Silva, Santa Rosa, Calif.; columnist, Foothills magazine, Wenatchee, Wash.
- Ken Robertson, columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.
- Kristine Bono, certified sommelier, direct to consumer manager, Tertulia Cellars, Walla Walla, Wash.
- Naomi Boutz, owner, Vine & Olive Riverstone Eatery and Wine Bar, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
- Daniel Carr, co-owner, Visconti’s Hospitality Group, Wenatchee, Wash.
- Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian, Idaho
- Kat Dykes, wine concierge, The Lodge at Columbia Point, Richland, Wash.
- Ariel Eberle, head winemaker, Yamhill Valley Vineyards, McMinnville, Ore.
- Glenn Grabiec, certified sommelier, Bartholomew Winery, Kennewick, Wash.
- Lane Hoss, wine buyer/vice president of marketing for Anthony’s Restaurants, Kirkland, Wash.
- Megan Hughes, enologist/white winemaker, Barnard Griffin Winery, Richland, Wash.
- Erin Kirschenmann, senior editor, Wine Business Monthly magazine, WineBusiness.com, Sonoma, Calif.
- Gregg McConnell, editor, Wine Press Northwest, Kennewick, Wash.
- Katy Michaud, winemaker, Double Canyon, West Richland, Wash.
- Jessica Munnell, co-owner/winemaker, Wautoma Wines, West Richland, Wash.
- Andy Perdue, wine writer, The Seattle Times
- Leslie Preston, owner/winemaker, Coiled Wines, Garden City, Idaho
- Lenny Rede, wine & spirits buyer, New Seasons Market, Mercer Island, Wash.
- Stephen Reustle, co-owner/winemaker, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, Roseburg, Ore.
- Frank Roth, winemaker, Tagaris Winery, Richland, Wash.
- Howard Soon, winemaker, Vanessa Vineyard, Cawston, British Columbia
- Coco Umiker, co-owner/winemaker, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Lewiston, Idaho
- Richard Duval Images, Woodinville, Wash.