Westport Winery wins numerous awards at annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Westport Winery received a double gold, and gold, silver and bronze medals at the recent 38th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick. Following is the list of awards for the winery’s Garden Resort series competition entries:

Silver, 2014 Charterboat Chick Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver, 2014 Maritime Carbonated Riesling

Gold, 2014 Mermaid Merlot

Bronze, 2014 Smoky Nor’wester Red Blend

Silver, 2014 Surfer Syrah

Silver, 2014 Swimmer Petite Sirah

Silver, 2014 Bordello Blonde White Blend

Gold, 2015 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer

Bronze, 2015 Lighthouse Riesling

Bronze, 2015 Message In A Bottle Rose of Sangiovese

Silver, 2015 Shorebird Chardonnay

Gold, Non-vintage Dawn Patrol Riesling with Raspberry

Double Gold, Non-vintage Rapture of the Deep Carbonated Cranberry

Gold, Non-vintage Shiver Me Timbers White Wine with Fruit

This year’s six-member professional judging panel had 426 festival entries to judge from 90 Northwest wineries. Besides entries from Washington, there were entries from wineries in Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Judging took place during the first week of November. The event culminated in the best-of-show award, which this year went to Cairdeas Winery from Lake Chelan for its 2014 Tri Red Wine Blend.

The annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival is the oldest, continuously judged wine competition in the Northwest. The 39th Tri-Cities Wine Festival is scheduled for November 11, 2017.