2016 Greatest of the Grape – Winners Announced

Here is a list of the winners of the professional judge’s medals and the people’s choice awards presented Saturday night during the 46th Greatest of the Grape wine event at Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville.


 

Professional Judges Awards:

Silver Medal
Del Rio Vineyards – 2014 Pinot Gris
Paul O’Brien – 2013 Pinot Noir
HillCrest – 1998 Trop
Spangler Vineyards –  2013 Malbec
Troon – 2013 Zinfandel

Gold Medal
Anindor – 2014 Gewürtztraminer
Daisy Creek – 2013 Malbec
Chateau Lorane – 2008 Petite Sirah

Platinum Medal
Jaxon Vineyards – 2012 Tempranillo

Best Food – Professional Judges
Winner – O’Toole’s Pub
Runner Up – The Gathering Place at Seven Feathers

Best Restaurant/Winery Presentation – Decor
Winner – Tolly’s Grill
Runner Up – The Gathering Place

 


 

People’s Choice Awards:

People’s Choice – Best White Wine
Winner – Brandborg Vineyard & Winery 2014 Riesling
Runner Up – Season Cellars 2014 Transparency

People’s Choice  – Best Red Wine
Winner – Becker Vineyard 2014 Syrah
Runner Up – Delfino Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo

People’s Choice – Food & Wine Pairing
Winner – Abacela and K-Bar Steakhouse, K-Bar Ranch Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin w/Pomegranate Molasses Demi-Glace & 2012 Northwest Block Reserve Malbec
Runner Up – Troon and Creative Catering, Smoked Duck Breast Crostini w/Rosemary-Current Coulis & 2013 Zinfandel

GREATEST OF THE GRAPE 2016
Abacela – 2012 Northwest Block Reserve Malbec