Submitted by Westport Vineyard
Westport Vineyard, the 2022 Washington Winery of the Yr, is now the seventh most platinum award-profitable vineyard in the Northwest according to Fantastic Northwest Wine Magazine’s wintertime edition. This information comes with the results of the Platinum Invitational Wine Levels of competition held in November in Tri-Metropolitan areas and features all wineries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.
In its fourteen-year record, Westport’s wines have earned 37 platinum medals, seven of which were being awarded at the 2022 party. This year, the vineyard introduced property a remarkable 30 platinum and gold medals.
Coveted Double Platinum medals had been awarded to Mermaid Merlot with a 96-position score and Bravery Sagrantino with 97-details. The merlot grapes for this wine were being harvested at Joe Hattrup’s famed Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA.
Vineyard founder, Blain Roberts, whose underwater pictures graces the Mermaid Merlot label, reported, “We have an remarkable destination winery in an unlikely location. These awards are the greatest endorsement of our team’s attempts, and amazing encouragement to go on the amount of high-quality for which we are known.” Roberts shares leadership of the business with his spouse, Kim, and daughter, Carrie.
Platinum medals were provided to Maritime Riesling with 94-points, Surfer Syrah with 93-factors, Bella Sangiovese with 92-points, Duckleberry Grunt Blueberry Gewurztraminers with 92 points, and Dawn Patrol Raspberry Riesling with 92-details.
Double Gold medals, symbolizing unanimous judges’ conclusions, were being bestowed upon two vintages of Tsunami, a Super Tuscan mix, two vintages of Smoky Nor’Wester, a Bordeaux mix, Lighthouse Riesling, Red Sky at Night Raspberry Chocolate wine, Concept in a Bottle Grenache, Swimmer Petite Sirah, Small Wild Blackberry Riesling, Pineapple Convey Pineapple Riesling, Correct Blue Malbec, Humu Humu Nuku Nuku Apua’a Rosé, and Bog Berry Blush Cranberry Gewurztraminer.
Gold medals were being supplied to Peaches on the Beaches Peach Riesling, two vintages of Charterboat Chick Cabernet Sauvignon, Captain Gray Barrel Aged Chardonnay, Rapture of the Deep Glowing Cranberry, Nirvana, a Grenache Syrah Mourvedre mix, Kraken Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiver Me Timbers, a Passionfruit, Orange, Guava Riesling, an additional vintage of Tsunami Super Tuscan, and Willapa, a Riesling Pinot Gris mix.
Westport Vineyard Backyard Vacation resort is situated halfway amongst Aberdeen and Westport on the Washington Coast. In addition to the winery tasting area and reward shop, the 21-acre house offers 15-acres of screen gardens with about 60 outdoor sculptures by area artists, the award-successful Sea Glass Grill, Ocean’s Daughter Distillery, the International Mermaid Museum, and beginning in April, Vineyards By-The-Sea will contain two holiday vacation rentals in addition to Ocean’s Daughter Seaside Retreat in Oregon. The resort is open everyday from 11am and 6pm. Reservations are suggested in the Sea Glass Grill by contacting 360-648-2224. For a lot more info go to the Westport Winery web site or the Mermaid Museum site.