Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort gathered more gold at the Cascadia Wine Competition held in Hood River, Oregon, on March 21 through 23. Director of Winemaking, Dana Roberts said, “This is one of our favorite competitions. They’ve got a big panel of tough judges and lots of entries from the top producers in the region. When we do well at Cascadia we know we’re proving ourselves among the best.”Photo courtesy: Westport WinerySurfer, the winery’s 2014 Syrah, earned a double gold at this event. Roberts said, “We harvested these grapes at Mays’ Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. As a winemaker, working with Milo and Kay May is just as supreme pleasure. It’s definitely a team approach to winemaking in the best sense of the phrase.” This wine is described in their tasting notes as “The Edgar Allen Poe of wine, dark, brooding and intense.” The winery recommends you enjoy this while listening to Pipeline by The Ventures since the label features a photo of winery co-owner Blain Roberts when he was a nationally-rated surfer on Maui in the 1970s. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits South Beach EMS in Westport. Both Going Coastal, a sparkling Gewurztraminer, and Jetty Cat a red blend, earned gold medals. Jetty Cat, a primarily Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, is described as “Wall Street rich and ultra-luxurious with a bit of attitude.” A portion of the proceeds from this label benefits the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).Photo courtesy: Westport WineryGoing Coastal’s fruit was harvested at Washington’s iconic Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Coastal Interpretive Center in Ocean Shores. Described as “Brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze,” the winery recommends you enjoy this sparkler with Eggs Benedict in their restaurant while listening to Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. Maritime, the winery’s sparkling Riesling earned a silver medal, while True Blue and Bordello Blonde earned bronze medals. Additionally, each wine is commemorated in the winery’s gardens with a sculpture by different local artists making this a must visit destination winery.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. It was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, plant nursery and 15-acre display garden) is open daily or breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery’s second location, TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. The Oregon tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.
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