Wine submission guidelines

Great Northwest Wine judges – under blind conditions – new and soon-to-be-released Northwest wines for our website and our syndicated weekly newspaper column.

Our rating system includes a blend of the 100-point scale and four classifications — Outstanding, Excellent, Recommended, not recommended. Wines we do not recommend receive no mention.

We request two bottles in the instance a wine needs to be re-evaluated. Please include retail price, case production, residual sugar, technical information and vineyard sources.

Wines are evaluated in the order in which they are received. Some wineries send us wine as far out as nine months prior to release. In those cases, they include information on when they want the wines reviewed.

There is no fee to submit wines the Recent Releases section. Inquiries should be sent to

Go to Great Northwest Wine’s Recent Releases wine submission form.

Mail/shipping address:
Great Northwest Wine
8524 W. Gage Blvd., A-244
Kennewick, WA 99336