And the winners are...

31 wineries, 233 wines compete

by Rick Steigmeyer, Business World

 

Here are the medal winners from this year’s Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival wine competition. Nine judges swirled, sipped and spit out 233 wines from 31 regional wineries for the sixth annual competition.

About 15 percent won double gold or gold medals, 45 percent won silver medals durng the June judging. Best of varietal and best of show winners will be announced at the Wine & Food Festival Aug. 27 at Town Toyota Center.

All of the medal winners and stories about the top winning wineries will be in the Foothills magazine Wine Issue, which will be distributed statewide in late August.

Congratulations to all of our great local wineries!

37 Cellars — Bronze: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Chardonnay 2013 Merlot

Baroness Cellars — Silver: 2012 Nebbiolo, Huntress, Sunshine Sangria; Bronze: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Beaumont Cellars — Gold: 2014 Cabernet Franc; Silver: 2013 Reserve Merlot, 2013 Reserve Petit Verdot, 2015 Tempranillo, 2013 Reserve Syrah; Bronze: 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Zinfandel, 2015 Riesling

Benson Vineyards — Silver: 2015 Chardonnay, 2015 Viognier; Bronze: 2015 Curiosity

Bergdorf Cellars — Silver: 2010 Mourvedre, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2012 Double Cabernet

Brender Canyon Vineyard — Gold: 2012 Merlot; Bronze: 2014 Brender Canyon Vineyard Clusterphobia

Cairdeas Winery — Gold: 2013 Tri; Silver: 2015 Grenache Blanc, 2013 Syrah; Bronze: 2013 Consonance, 2015 Nellie Mae, 2015 Northern White

Cave B Estate Winery — Gold: 2012 XXVII Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Roussanne; Silver: 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Malbec, 2012 Merlot, 2012 XXVII Merlot, 2012 Tempranillo, 2015 Gewurztraminer, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Caveman Red, 2012 Cuvee du Soleil, 2015 Dry Rose, 2015 Viognier; Bronze: 2013 Barbera, 2013 Sangiovese, 2013 Syrah, 2015 Cuvee Blanc

Chateau Faire Le Pont — Gold: 2012 Elerding Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon; Silver: 2012 Confluence; Bronze: 2012 Malbec

Chelan Estate Winery — Gold: 2010 Pinot Noir; Silver: 2013 Merlot, 2013 Petit Verdot, 2013 Reserve Red

Crayelle Cellars — Gold: 2015 Neve’s Blanc Sauvignon Blanc; Silver: 2014 Bishop’s Block, 2014 Gabriel’s Horn (Red Blend), 2015 Rose

Eagle Creek Winery — Double Gold: 2014 Gewurztraminer; Silver: 2014 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Chenin Blanc, 2014 Montage Blend Merlot and Cabernet Franc, 2014 Alder Weiss; Bronze: 2014 D. LoVarco Super Tuscan Blend

Errant Cellars — Silver: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Sangiovese, 2014 8/05 Red, 2014 Henry’s Red, 2014 Raven’s Red, 2013 Syrah, 2015 Patio White; Bronze; 2014 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Malbec, 2013 Merlot, 2014 Syrah, 2015 Wanderer’s White

Esther Briques Winery — Silver: 2014 Pinot Noir, 2015 Syrah Rose

Ginkgo Forest Winery — Gold: 2013 Cabernet Franc; Silver: 2012 Raspberry Sensation (Lot 2), 2012 Carmenere, 2013 Intrigue; Bronze: 2012 Malbec, 2012 Merlot, 2013 Barbera, 2015 Gewurztraminer

Horan Estates Winery — Gold: 2013 Merlot; Silver: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 HVH, 2012 Reserve Syrah, 2013 CWM Syrah; Bronze: 2014 Viognier

Icicle Ridge Winery — Bronze: 2015 The Blondes Gewurztraminer, 2015 Syrah

Jones of Washington — Double Gold: 2014 Chardonnay, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Riesling;Gold: 2015 Rose of Syrah; Silver: 2012 Jack’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Reiman Simmons House Red Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Chardonnay, 2015 Pinot Gris, 2012 Barrel Select Red, 2013 Syrah, 2015 Viognier; Bronze: 2012 Pybus Market Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Merlot, 2013 Carmenere, 2012 Sangiovese

Leony’s Cellars — Bronze: 2014 Ascendance Cabernet Franc, 2014 Gewurztraminer

Lost River Winery — Double Gold: 2014 Chardonnay; Gold: 2012 Merlot; Bronze: 2012 Syrah

Malaga Springs Winery — Gold: 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Chenin Blanc, 2014 Al y Kat Red Blend, 2013 Syrah; Silver: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Zin’s Best Port Style Desert Wine, 2015 Blanc de Noir, 2015 Viognier; Bronze: 2014 Zinfandel

Martin Scott Winery — Gold: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon; Silver: 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2013 Montepulciano, 2013 Gewurztraminer, 2015 Pinot Gris, 2015 Rose of Sangiovese; Bronze:Tempranillo, 2014 Muscat Canelli, 2011 Coles Collage, 2014 Viognier, 2014 Peddler’s White

Milbrandt Vineyards — Gold: 2013 Estates Northridge Syrah; Silver: 2014 Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 The Estates Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay, 2014 Traditions Riesling; Bronze:2013 Estates Malbec

MVP Vintners — Gold: 2014 Vino Secreto Syrah; Silver: 2014 Vino Secreto Malbec; Bronze: 2013 Chateau Picard ‘Kokomo’ Viognier

Plain Cellars — Gold: 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Chardonnay; Silver: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Malbec, 2013 Tempranillo, 2013 Eclipse Red Blend, 2013 Just Plain Red, 2013 Summer Solstice Red; Bronze: 2013 Petite Syrah

Rio Vista Wines — Gold: 2014 Pinot Noir, 2015 Pinot Noir Rose, 2015 Viognier; Silver: 2013 Cabin Cabernet Franc, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Merlot, 2013 Tempranillo, 2014 River View Red, 2014 Sunset on the River, 2015 Wacky White; Bronze: 2013 Malbec, 2012 Loony Red

Rocky Pond Winery — Gold: 2013 Late Harvest Riesling; Silver: 2014 VSPN Late Harvest, 2014 Stratastone, 2013 Glacial Treasure; Bronze: 2014 Viognier

Ryan Patrick Wines — Gold: 2013 Rock Island Red, 2015 Rose; Silver: 2013 Reserve Grenache, 2013 Reserve Syrah; Bronze: 2015 Riesling

Silvara Vineyards — Double Gold: 2014 Merlot, 2013 Meritage; Gold: 2014 Malbec

Snowgrass Winery — Silver: 2014 Silver Falls Syrah

Stemilt Creek Winery — Silver: 2011 A Day’s Work Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Caring Passion Merlot, Sweet Adelaide, Nettie Rose; Bronze: 2011 Boss Lady Red Blend

Tsillan Cellars — Double Gold: 2013 Estate Reserve Syrah; Gold: 2013 Estate Syrah; Silver:2013 Estate Malbec, 2015 Estate Dry Riesling, 2015 Estate Riesling; Bronze: 2015 Estate Nudo Chardonnay

Tunnel Hill Winery — Double Gold: 2014 Syrah; Silver: 2014 Malbec, 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Sacrilege; Bronze: 2015 Estate Riesling, 2015 Estate Pinot Noir Rose, 2015 Estate Viognier

Villa Monaco Winery — Silver: 2013 Corner Store Cab, 2013 Merlot, 2013 Ruthie’s Reserve

Wedge Mountain Winery — Silver: 2014 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Chardonnay; Bronze:2014 Lemberger

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