Oregon wine wins top New World Riesling in California

By on May 21, 2013

Oregon wine

ONTARIO, Calif. – An Oregon wine earned the title of “Best New World Riesling” at the 23rd annual New World International Wine Competition in Southern California.

Firesteed Cellars in Oregon’s Willamette Valley won the award with its 2009 Riesling.

nwiwclogoNk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos, British Columbia, won a double gold and best of variety for its 2011 Riesling Icewine and a double gold for its 2009 Qwam Qwmt Syrah.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery south of Oliver, B.C., won best-of-variety awards for its 2010 Cabernet Franc and 2010 Pinot Noir.

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., won a gold and best of class for its 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, along with two gold medals.

And Desert Hills Estate Winery and Red Rooster Winery, both in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, also won unanimous double gold medals at the judging.

Gold/Best New World Riesling

Firesteed Cellars 2009 Riesling, Oregon

Double gold/best of variety

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley

Gold/Best of variety

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley

Gold/Best of class

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Double gold

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2008 Mirage, British Columbia

Nk’Mip Cellars 2009 Qwam Qwmt Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Red Rooster Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, Similkameen Valley

Gold

Hedgeline Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, Washington

Maryhill Winery 2010 Barbera, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2009 Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2011 Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley

Peller Estates Winery 2011 Family Series Pinot Blanc, British Columbia

Sandhill Wines 2011 Hidden Terrace Vineyard Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Wines 2011 King Family Vineyard Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan

Silver

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Athene, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2009 Meritage, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley

Calona Vineyards 2011 Artist Series Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley

Citation 2003 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Gamay Noir, British Columbia

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2008 Syrah, British Columbia

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Cactus White, British Columbia

Firesteed Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 Meritage, British Columbia

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay, British Columbia

Girardet Wine Cellars 2011 Baco Noir, Umpqua Valley

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

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Serendipity, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley

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

Maryhill Winery 2010 Clifton Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Hattrup Farms Marvell, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sugarloaf Vineyard Mourvèdre, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

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

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2011 Mingle, Okanagan Valley

Peller Estates Winery 2011 Family Series Sauvignon Blanc, British Columbia

Red Rooster Winery 2011 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Red Rooster Winery 2010 Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley

Red Rooster Winery 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley

Sandhill Wines 2012 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley

Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Sangiovese, Lake Chelan

Tsillan Cellars 2011 Sempre Amore, Lake Chelan

Tsillan Cellars 2011 Estate Nudo Chardonnay, Lake Chelan

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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