Maryhill Winery wins 5 golds at Finger Lakes wine judging

By on April 6, 2013

Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery is near Goldendale, Wash., in the eastern Columbia Gorge. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., won five gold medals – two of them unanimous double golds – at the annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

The winery in the Columbia Gorge won double golds for its Elephant Mountain Indira red blend and Reserve Zinfandel. Maryhill also won 15 silver medals and four bronzes.

Cassini Cellars in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley won two double gold medals for its Maximus red blends.

Also winning double golds were Skylite Cellars in Walla Walla, Westport Winery in Aberdeen, Wash., and Wind Rose Cellars in Sequim, Wash.

Westport won for Rapture of the Deep, its sparkling cranberry wine that also won best fruit wine at the Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Gamache Vintners in Prosser, Wash., won two gold medals, as did Washington Hills.

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, a camp on Keuka Lake for children and families whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Here are the complete Northwest results from the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Double gold

Cassini Cellars 2009 Maximus, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2010 Maximus, Okanagan Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel, Columbia Valley

Skylite Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington

Wind Rose Cellars 2010 Barbera, Columbia Valley

Gold

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley

Gamache Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Gamache Vintners 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2012 Shameless Hussy Dry Rosé, Lake Chelan

Maryhill Winery 2010 Barbera, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavola Rosso, Columbia Valley

Nodland Cellars 2008 Private Blend, Columbia Valley

Washington Hills 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, Washington

Washington Hills 2011 Riesling, Washington

Silver

Abacela 2012 Albarino, Umpqua Valley

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2009 Petite Sirah, Rogue Valley

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Weeknight White, Rogue Valley

Anindor Vineyards 2011 Riesling, Umpqua Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2012 Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2011 Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2012 Moon Beam, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2012 Dark Side, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2011 Polaris, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2011 Sirius, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2011 Soleil, British Columbia

Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2011 Riesling, Umpqua Valley

Browne Family Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven HIlls

Cassini Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2010 Quattro, Okanagan Valley

Castillo de Feliciana 2010 Bolsa Negra, Horse Heaven HIlls

Castillo de Feliciana 2010 Phinny Hill Malbec, Horse Heaven HIlls

Castillo de Feliciana 2010 Rosebud Tempranillo, Columbia Valley

Ceili Winery 2011 Riesling, Washington

Chateau Lorane 2009 Echo West Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Chateau Lorane 2007 Quail Run Vineyard Malbec, Rogue Valley

Chateau Lorane 2010 Quail Run Vineyard Pinotage, Rogue Valley

Eroica 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut, Columbia Valley

Cliff Creek Cellars 2007 Claret, Southern Oregon

Cliff Creek Cellars 2011 Red Red Wine, Southern Oregon

Colter’s Creek Winery 2010 Syrah, Washington

Colter’s Creek Winery 2010 Koos-Koos-Kia Red, Idaho

Copper River Estate NV Diversion, Washington

Deer Creek Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 50, British Columbia

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 70, British Columbia

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2009 Canoe Cove Cabernet Sauvignon, British Columbia

Gamache Vintners 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Gard Vintners 2011 Grand Klasse Riesling, Columbia Valley

Gard Vintners 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2011 Cinsault, Lake Chelan

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2011 Ice Breaker Ice Cider, Washington

Heymann Whinery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2010 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2010 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

LaBrasseur Vineyard 2011 Riesling, Rogue Valley

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2008 Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

Locati Cellars 2009 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Clifton Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Alder Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Hattrup Farms Marvell, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sugarloaf Vineyards Mourvedre, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Northridge Vineyards Primitivo, Wahluke Slope

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Serendipity, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley

Medicine Creek Winery 2009 Cavalier Jack Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Medicine Creek Winery 2008 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Mercer Estates 2009 Reserve Anthem, Horse Heaven Hills

Mercer Estates 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Nicolas Bazan Wines 2007 Haydee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Nicolas Bazan Wines 2010 Haydee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Nicolas Bazan Wines 2007 Mis Nietos Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Nodland Cellars 2009 Avante garde Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley

Nodland Cellars 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Northwest Cellars 2007 Fortissimo, Walla Walla Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Sonatina, Columbia Valley

Open Road Wine Co. 2011 Barbera, Wahluke Slope

Orchard Heights Winery 2011 Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon

Page Cellars 2008 Libra, Columbia Valley

Page Cellars 2008 Preface, Red Mountain

Page Cellars 2008 Silver Top Syrah, Columbia Valley

Piccola Cellars 2011 Seleccion Especial Riesling, Columbia Valley

Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars 2011 Malbec, Southern Oregon

Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars 2011 Riesling, Southern Oregon

Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellars 2011 Semillon, Southern Oregon

Rocky Creek Winery 2012 Wild Blackberry, British Columbia

Samson Estates Winery NV Framboise, Washington

Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley

Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Late Harvest Riesling, Snake River Valley

Sawtooth Estate Winery 2011 Riesling, Snake River Valley

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2011 Marechal Foch, British Columbia

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2012 Ortega, British Columbia

Skylite Cellars 2008 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2008 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2011 Riesling, Oregon

Tertulia Cellars 2008 Redd Brand, Columbia Valley

Tertulia Cellars 2008 Les Collines Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Vin du Lac 2009 Barrel Select Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Vin du Lac 2011 Lehm Gewurztraminer, Lake Chelan

Waterbrook Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Wedge Mountain Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope

Westport Winery NV Pineapple Express, Washington

Westport Winery NV Shiver Me Timbers, Washington

Willow Crest Winery 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2010 Bravo Rosso, Washington

Wind Rose Cellars 2011 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley

Bronze

Abacela 2012 Grenache Rose, Umpqua Valley

Abacela 2012 Viognier, Umpqua Valley

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Weeknight Red, Rogue Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2010 Meritage, Okanagan Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2010 Merlot, Okanagan Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2011 Nosey Neighbour Red, Okanagan Valley

Backyard Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2012 Moon Shine, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2011 Singularity, British Columbia

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2011 Stardust, British Columbia

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven HIlls

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Chardonnay, Horse Heaven HIlls

Cassini Cellars 2009 Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Chateau Lorane 2008 Asian Girl Vineyard Merlot, Applegate Valley

Chateau Lorane 2009 Sweet Camille, Oregon

Chateau Lorane 2006 Syrah, Oregon

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Extra Dry, Columbia Valley

Cliff Creek Cellars 2007 Syrah, Southern Oregon

Coastal Black Estate Winery 2012 Sparkling Blackberry, British Columbia

Coastal Black Estate Winery 2010 Blueberry Mead, British Columbia

Coastal Black Estate Winery 2011 Sparkling Raspberry, British Columbia

Coastal Black Estate Winery 2010 Blueberry, British Columbia

Deer Creek Vineyards 2011 Bella’s Sunshine, Rogue Valley

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2011 Gamay Noir, British Columbia

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2011 Gewurztraminer, British Columbia

Gamache Vintners 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Girardet Wines 2012 Cayuga, Umpqua Valley

Girardet Wines 2012 Seyval Blanc, Umpqua Valley

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2011 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2012 Nauty Buoy, Lake Chelan

House Wine 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2010 Dostana Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2010 Harmony White, Okanagan Valley

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2011 Viognier, Okanagan Valley

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2009 Zweigelt, Okanagan Valley

Locati Cellars 2009 Innovation, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley

Mercer Estates 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Mercer Estates 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Mt. St. Helens Cellars 2011 Fire Mountain Red, Yakima Valley

Mt. St. Helens Cellars 2010 Volcano’s Last Syrah, Yakima Valley

Nicolas Bazan Wines 2009 Haydee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Nicolas Bazan Wines 2010 Una Vida Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Viognier, Snipes Mountain

Northwest Cellars 2011 Adagio, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2008 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Northwest Cellars 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Open Road Wine Co. 2011 Viognier, Wahluke Slope

Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

Purple Star 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Rocky Creek Winery NV Jubillee, British Columbia

Rocky Creek Winery 2011 On the Mark, British Columbia

Samson Estates Winery NV Cassis, Washington

Serendipity Cellars 2010 Devil’s Advocate, Oregon

Serendipity Cellars 2009 Merlot, Oregon

Serendipity Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Oregon

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2011 Devil’s Chair, British Columbia

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2012 Pinot Gris, British Columbia

Skylite Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Swakane Winery 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2011 Dry Riesling, Oregon

Vibrant Vine 2012 Aromatic Whites, British Columbia

Vibrant Vine 2012 Riesling, British Columbia

Vin du Lac 2010 Lehm Sauvignon Blanc, Lake Chelan

Vin du Lac 2011 Lehmbecker Pinot Noir, Lake Chelan

Volare 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Waterbrook Winery 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Westport Winery NV Peaches on the Beaches, Washington

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, Yakima Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Rosato, Washington

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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