Medaling in McMinnville


“Sip,” the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, is inviting the wine world to its 17th-annual event staged this year at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum March 13-15. Event coordinators promise superb cuisine, fine arts and crafts, guest chef demonstrations, live music and wine tasting offered by about 60 Oregon wineries. More than 160 vendors are expected at this year’s event.

Hours of the event are from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

General admission is $15 and includes admission to the Evergreen Space Museum. Additional tasting fees may be charged by vendors. Wine can be purchased by the taste, the glass, bottle or case. Parking at the site is $5, but shuttle service is available from Red Lion, McMenamins Hotel and Best Western Vineyard Inn. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 503-472-4033.


A panel of 11 wine industry professionals tasted 116 wines from 35 Northwest wineries and awarded nine gold medals, two of which went to Spangler Vineyards of Roseburg. Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2006 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest Vin d’ Esprice won the competition’s Best of Show.


Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2006 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest – Vin d’Epice


Barking Frog 2008 Sangiovese – Elerding Vineyard

Capitello 2008 Dolcino – Oregon Gewürztraminer

EdenVale Winery 2003 Cabernet Franc – Pear House Reserve

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2006 Gewürztraminer Late Harvest – Vin d’Epice

Noble Estate Muscat Semi-sparkling 2009

Methven Family Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir – Citizen’s Cuvée

Spangler Vineyards 2008 Malbec

Spangler Vineyards  2007 Petite Sirah – “The Terraces”

Terra Vina Wines 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon


Amity Vineyards 2007 Riesling – “Wedding Dance”

August Cellars 2008 Pinot Gris

Barking Frog Winery 2008 Barbera – Elerding Vineyard

Capitello Wines Sparkling Oregon Brut

EdenVale 2005 Pinot Noir

Girardet 2007 Gewurztraminer – “Frostbite”

Melrose Vineyards 2008 Viognier

Methven Family Vineyards 2007 Pinot Gris

Silver Falls Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay—Stainless

Silver Falls Vineyards 2008 Riesling – Estate Grown

Terra Vina Wines 2007 Sangiovese

Vista Hills 2008 Pinot Gris – “Treehouse”

Vitis Ridge 2007 Marechal Foch

Vitis Ridge 2007 Pinot Noir – Reserve

Zerba Cellars 2008 Semillon Ice Wine


Angel Vine 2008 Primitivo – Columbia Valley

Artisanal Wine Cellars 2009 – “Dovetail” – Blend (Viognier/Rousaane)

August Cellars 2007 Riesling

Cliff Creek Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cliff Creek Cellars 2006 Merlot

Dukes Family Vineyards 2006 Syrah

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2008 Chardonnay – La Creole Reserve

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2007 Lodi Petite Sirah

Girardet 2008 Baco Noir

Johan Vineyards 2006 Pinot Noir

Johan Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir – Nils Reserve

Kramer Vineyards 2007 Merlot – Walla Walla Valley

Melrose Vineyards 2008 – Pinot Gris

Namaste Vineyards 2007 Gewürztraminer – Harmony Vineyard

Noble Estate 2008 Muscat

Palotai Winery 2006 Arany Szarvas

Silvan Ridge Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Terra Vina Wines 2007 Riesling

Vitis Ridge 2008 Riesling


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