British Columbia wine wins Northwest Wine Summit

By on May 6, 2013

Northwest Wine Summit

Parks Redwine is the director of the Northwest Wine Summit competition.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia icewine won top honors last week at the 18th annual Northwest Wine Summit.

Lang Vineyards‘ 2011 Riesling Icewine from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley was deemed the top wine out of nearly 800 entries.

Lang, which touts itself as the province’s first farmgate winery, was opened in 1990 by Guenther Lang. He and his wife, Kristina, purchased the vineyard property in 1980 on the Naramata Bench. He sold the winery in 2005, and it was sold again in 2010.

The Northwest Wine Summit was conducted at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River and is owned and operated by Parks Redwine, a wine importer and longtime Northwest wine enthusiast who lives in Atlanta.

Other wines winning top awards include:

Full results of the Northwest Wine Summit are not yet available.

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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