Reustle wins 5 double golds at San Francisco Chronicle wine judging


Stephen Reustle, who graduated from Rutgers University with an accounting degree, is the grower/winemaker of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards in Roseburg, Ore. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. — Stephen Reustle and his Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards project proved again this week that his Southern Oregon wines are not only…

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Ste. Michelle brands ride tall at Houston rodeo judging


The judging for the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! the international wine competition for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, generated more than 2,850 entries. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) HOUSTON — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates brands 14 Hands, Anew and Chateau Ste. Michelle each won a best of class award…

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition draws 6,850 entries


More than 6,800 wines are entered in the 33rd San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held this week in the Sonoma County town of Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. — This week’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition won’t break last year’s record, but the 6,850 entries…

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17th annual Platinum Judging begins today


Thousands of wine glasses will be poured, sniffed, sipped and evaluated during the next three days for the 17th annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging. (Photo by Great Northwest Wine) KENNEWICK, Wash. – The 17th annual Platinum Judging takes place for the next three days in the heart of Washington…

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SpierHead Winery uses Pinot Noir to win British Columbia Wine Awards


SpierHead Winery’s estate vineyard overlooks Okanagan Lake and Kelowna. The SpierHead 2014 Pinot Noir Cuvee received the Premier’s Award as the top wine from the British Columbia Wine Awards. (Photo courtesy of SpierHead Winery) PENTICTON, British Columbia – SpierHead Winery, a young winery in Kelowna headed by Montreal native Bill…

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Judges nominations grow for Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition


Chris Horn, wine director for Seattle-based Heavy Restaurant Group; Naomi Boutz, manager/wine director of The Cellar at 317 Sherman in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Dave Smith, wine buyer for Everything Wine in Vancouver, British Columbia, judge at 2015 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in…

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Koenig Vineyards dessert wine tops 7th Idaho Wine Competition


Workers pick frozen Riesling clusters for Koenig Winery in Idaho’s Snake River Valley. (Photo courtesy of Koenig Winery) BOISE, Idaho – A dessert wine from one of Idaho’s top winemakers won best of show Tuesday afternoon at the seventh annual Idaho Wine Competition. Koenig Vineyards’ 2014 Botrytis Single Berry Select…

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Deep Roots Winery 2014 Syrah wins All Canadian Wine Championships


Deep Roots Winery on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley earned the Red Wine of the Year award at this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships for its 2014 Syrah. (Photo courtesy of Bev Carnahan/All Canadian Wine Championships) PICTON, Ontario – Deep Roots Winery on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench…

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St. Hubertus Riesling tops Best of Varietal for British Columbia wine


Andy Gebert, winemaker and co-owner of St. Hubertus Estate Winery and Oak Bay in Kelowna, British Columbia, served in the Swiss army before joining his brother in 1990 and launching their winery. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) PENTICTON, British Columbia – Andy Gebert, winemaker and co-owner of St. Hubertus…

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Spring Valley, Woodward Canyon each earn 2 double golds in Florida


Owner Rick Small, left, and winemaker Kevin Mott are the two behind the Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, which was The Seattle Times Wine of the Year for 2015. The 2013 vintage recently earned a double gold medal at the 2016 American Fine Competition in Florida. (Photo…

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