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Local wineries win awards at 23rd annual Northwest Wine Summit

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

A bunch of local wineries won medals at the 23rd annual Northwest Wine Summit.

The competition includes wines, ciders, sake and spirits produced in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

This year’s judging was held in British Columbia and Hood River, Oregon, at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Maryhill Winery, which is located in Goldendale and has a tasting room in Kendall Yards, won the Mount Rainier Award for best wine from Washington for its 2015 Clifton Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.

Maryhill also won Crystal Rose awards for best rose for its 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese and for best fortified wine for its 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Port. And it won the Bob Woehler Award for best cabernet sauvignon for its 2015 Clifton Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sheppard Fruit Wines won the Mount Borah Award for best wine from Idaho for its 2017 Raspberry Wine. The same wine won a Jerry Mead Award for best value wine as well as best of category for fruit wine.

Maryhill’s 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese also won best of category.

So did the following Maryhill wines: 2015 Clifton Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 McKinley Springs Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Columbia valley Malbec, 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, 2015 Cinsault, 2013 Proprietor’s Reserve Vintage Port and 2015 Northridge Syrah.

Maryhill also won gold medals for the following wines: 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese, 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015 Malbec, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Syrah, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Cinsault and 2014 Electrum.

Three red from Spokane’s Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane won gold medals. They are Barrister’s 2014 cabernet sauvignon and merlot as well as its popular red blend Rough Justice. All three also won best-of category awards.

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars won gold and best of category for its 2016 Red Path. Pend d’Oreille Winery won gold for its 2016 Coyote Canyon Syrah, which also won best of category.

Sheppard Fruit Wines won gold for its 2017 raspberry wine. And Vine46 in Lewiston won gold for its 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Maryhill also won silver medals for the following wines: 2017 Proprietor’s Reserve Albariño, 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Roussanne, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Columbia Valley Merlot, 2015 Columbia Valley Sangiovese, 2015 Columbia Valley Syrah, 2015 Zinfandel, 2016 Winemaker’s Red, 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Port, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Barbera, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Serendipity, 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel, 2015 Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Carmenere, 2015 Dolcetto, 2015 Petite Syrah, 2015 Primitivo, 2015 Tempranillo, 2015 Indira, 2015 Marvel “GSM,” 2015 Elephant Mountain Mourvédre, 2015 Sangiovese, 2015 McKinley Springs Mourvédre, 2015 Petit Verdot and 2015 Syrah.

Barrister won silver medals for its 2014 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Summit View Vineyard Malbec, 2014 Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot and 2015 Kiona Estate Sangiovese.

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars won silver medals for 2014 Reserve Syrah, 2013 Petit Verdot, 2013 Tempranillo and 2016 Scooteney Flats Malbec. And Pend d’Oreille Winery won silver medals for its 2014 O’Brian Weinbau and 2016 Coyote Canyon Willard.

Pend d’Oreille Winery also won bronze medals for its 2016 Cabernet Franc, 2016 Chardonnay and 2016 Pinot Gris.

Sheppard Fruit Wines won bronze for its 2017 pear and rhubarb wines. Liberty Lake Wine Cellars won bronze for its 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, and Vine46 won bronze for its 2015 Malbec.

The Northwest Wine Summit was founded in 1996 by the late Parks Redwine, who died earlier this month. The Redwine family plans to continue the summit.

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