Northwest wineries fare well at California competition

By on March 23, 2015
Stephen Reustle of Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards in Roseburg, Ore., will be participating in this year's first Steamboat Inn Guest Chef and Winemaker Dinner. The historic Oregon river resort has expanded its schedule to 26 dinners.

Stephen Reustle, owner of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, earned top marks at the Monterey Wine Competition in California. (Photo courtesy of Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards)

KING CITY, Calif. – A Southern Oregon winery earned three gold medals including a best of class at the annual Monterey Wine Competition.

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard in Roseburg, Ore., eight medals overall. Leading the way was owner/winemaker Stephen Reustle’s 2013 Timnah Bloc Tempranillo, which earned a best-of-class award. Reustle also won gold medals for his 2013 Masada Bloc Syrah and 2013 Winemaker’s Reserve Syrah.

Malaga Springs Winery near Wenatchee, Wash., also earned a best-of-class award for its Sangiovese.

Also winning gold medals from the Pacific Northwest were Hyatt Vinyards near Zillah, Wash., for its 2012 Merlot and Melrose Vineyards near Roseburg for its 2012 Tempranillo.

Here are the complete Northwest results from the Monterey Wine Competition.

Gold/Best of class

Malaga Springs Winery NV Sangiovese, Washington, $24

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Timnah Bloc Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $29

Gold

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $13

Melrose Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $26

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Masada Bloc Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $32

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Winemaker’s Reserve Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $39

Silver

Hyatt Vineyards 2011 Roza Ridge Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

Hyatt Vineyards 2011 Roza Ridge Petit Verdot, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

Malaga Springs Winery 2011 Evolution Malbec, Red Mountain, $22

Melrose Vineyards 2012 Parker’s Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $42

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Hebron Bloc Grenache, Umpqua Valley, $27

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $39

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Gloria’s Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $42

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Winemaker’s Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $39

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley, $24

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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