2018 Greatest of the Grape Results Announced!

The 48th Annual Greatest of the Grape, presented by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, was held Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.
The Greatest of the Grape 
Winner: Abacela, 2014 Tempranillo-Malbec “Fifty-Fifty”
Winner: Hillcrest Vineyard, 2015 Malbec-Tempranillo

Runner Up: Bradley Vineyards, 2016 Ruby’s Red

Winner: Cooper Ridge Vineyard, 2016 Riesling

Runner Up: Delfino Vineyards, 2016 SuBerwein

Wine / Food Pairing

Bradley Vineyards, 2016 Ruby’s Red with Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Cafe’s Cherry and Blackberry braised Beef Brisket

Favorite Food
Cow Creek Restaurant’s oven braised Pork Belly, Asparagus-Corn Relish, and Pimento Oil

Gold Medals
Cliff Creek Cellars, 2016 MRV 
Becker Vineyard, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 
Chateau Nonchalant, 2015 Malbec 

Silver Medals
Paul O’Brien Winery, 2016 Fume Blanc 
Cooper Ridge Vineyard, 2016 Riesling 
Spire Mountain Cellars, 2014 Tempranillo 
Triple Oak Wine Vineyard, 2015 Temptanillo 
Spangler Vineyards, 2015 Dolcetto 

Bronze Medals
Foris Vineyards, 2016 Pinot Blanc 
Henry Estate Winery, 2015 Pinot Noir 
Marsh Anne Landing, 2015 GSM 
Misty Oaks, 2015 BN2 


First Place: True Kitchen & Bar, Spanish spiced Lamb Croquette w/Romesco topped w/tri-colored Peppers & Queso fresco 

Runner Up: Fuel Mobile Kitchen, Goat Cheese Tamale Poblano Romesco & roasted Corn charred Spring Onion Relish 

This year’s wine judges were Mattie John Bamman, Hilary Berg, and Erin James. This year’s Food Judges were Nathan Radford, Nancy Rodriguez, and Greg Vincent.