4 Northwest wines shine at Grand Harvest Awards

By on November 28, 2014
Grand Harvest Awards is run by Vineyard & Winery Management

The Grand Harvest Awards is run by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine in Santa Rosa, Calif.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Eight wines from the Pacific Northwest earned gold medals or better at the 25th annual Grand Harvest Awards, which took place last week in the heart of Sonoma County wine country.

Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles, Wash., and Kiona Vineyards & Winery on Red Mountain brought home gold and best-of-class status, while EdenVale Winery in Medford, Ore, and Schmidt Family Vineyards in Grants Pass, Ore., were awarded gold and best of region.

The Grand Harvest Awards, operated by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine in Santa Rosa and founded by publisher emeritus Bill Moffett, is the only wine competition of its kind, in which wines are judged by American Viticultural Area, or appellation.

“The Grand Harvest Awards is a judge’s dream come true,” said Christopher Sawyer, a Sonoma County sommelier and spokesman for the competition. “Beyond varietal category and price point, this one-of-a-kind competition is based on appellation instead of mass production. The end result is more definition of the wines made with grapes inside the boundaries of a specific viticultural area and distinct flavors that have helped wines rise to the top of the scale in the global marketplace.”

Here are the awards for wineries from the Pacific Northwest:

Gold/Best of class

Harbinger Winery 2010 Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $28

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2012 Late Harvest Riesling, Washington, $15

Gold/Best of region

EdenVale Winery 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley, $65

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Applegate Valley, $38

Gold

EdenVale Winery 2007 Reserve Syrah, Rogue Valley, $25

Gamache Vintners 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Bellissima Rossa, Lake Chelan, $30

Westport Winery 2012 Red Willow Vineyard Elk River Riesling, Yakima Valley, $25

Silver

AniChe Cellars 2011 7 Gables Red, Columbia Valley, $26

AniChe Cellars 2011 Moth Love, Rattlesnake Hills, $34

AniChe Cellars 2012 Sirius, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

Basalt Cellars 2012 Rim Rock Red, Columbia Valley, $20

Claar Cellars 2012 Cab-Merlot, Columbia Valley, $15

Claar Cellars 2011 White Bluffs Syrah, Columbia Valley, $22

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2013 Viognier, Walla Walla Valley, $24

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Syrillo, Walla Walla Valley, $32

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Anniversary Cuveé, Walla Walla Valley, $35

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $40

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $34

Desert Wind Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $18

Desert Wind Winery 2013 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $18

Duck Pond Cellars 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $12

Gamache Vintners 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

Gamache Vintners 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $30

Harbinger Winery 2010 Sagemoor Vineyard Barbera, Columbia Valley, $28

Harbinger Winery 2010 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2012 Cab-Merlot, Washington, $15

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $25

Kiona Vineyard & Winery NV Cyclops II, Red Mountain, $40

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2011 Lemberger, Red Mountain, $25

Melrose Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $28

Pebblestone Cellars 2009 Melange, Rogue Valley, $25

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2010 Merlot, Applegate Valley, $34

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2013 Albariño, Applegate Valley, $24

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Applegate Valley, $22

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Applegate Valley, $38

Skylite Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30

Skylite Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29

Sleeping Dog Wines 2008 Malbec, Yakima Valley, $30

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Petit Verdot, Oregon, $39

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2013 Riesling, Oregon, $14

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Syrah, Lake Chelan, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Gewürztraminer, Lake Chelan, $14

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Barbera, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan, $32

Two Mountain Winery 2012 Copeland Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $35

Westport Winery 2011 Discovery Vineyard Surfer Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $27

Bronze

AniChe Cellars 2013 Come & Go Albariño, Yakima Valley, $20

AniChe Cellars 2011 Atticus Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $34

AniChe Cellars 2011 Be Holden, Columbia Valley, $26

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2012 Dedication Nine, Walla Walla Valley, $20

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $45

Demri Layne 2013 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $9

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Ruah, Wahluke Slope, $20

Duck Pond Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $12

Duck Pond Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20

Harbinger Winery 2010 Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $26

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $42

Kiona Vineyard & Winery 2013 Riesling, Washington, $11

Melrose Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley, $16

Melrose Vineyards 2010 Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $18

Oak Knoll Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $18

Pebblestone Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley, $24

Pebblestone Cellars 2010 Syrah, Rogue Valley, $24

Skylite Cellars 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley, $29

Sleeping Dog Wines 2006 Merlot, Yakima Valley, $23

Sleeping Dog Wines 2011 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $30

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, $28

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $23

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Sinistra, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Sangiovese, Lake Chelan, $28

Two Mountain Winery 2012 Copeland Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley, $25

Two Mountain Winery 2012 Copeland Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $28

Westport Winery 2013 Airfield Estate Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $25

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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