OWFBF Winners

The wine competition held in conjunction with the 29th annual Oregon Wine, Food & Brew Festival awarded 27 medal winners and featured 102 different wines. The competition was sponsored by Seattle Tacoma Box Company and was produced for the Festival by the Oregon Wine Press.

Judges for the competition included: Patrick McElligott, director of sales and marketing for Sineann in Newberg and instructor at the Northwest Viticulture Center in Salem; Jack Czarnecki, co-founder of Joel Palmer House in Dayton and Oregon truffle authority; Boris Wiedenfeld, manager/wine buyer for Sundance Wine Cellars and Oregon Wine Merchants; Meg Murray, owner of Elevage Consulting; Gary Kneski, co-owner of Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro in Portland; and Karl Klooster, OWP associate editor.

Best of Show RED:

Zerba Cellars 2008 Grenache, Walla Walla Valley

Best of Show WHITE:

Noble Estate 2009 Semi-Sparkling Muscat, Willamette Valley

Double Gold:

Troon Vineyard 2008 “Insomnia” Tempranillo Port, Applegate Valley
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2009 Riesling, Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley


Duck Pond Cellars 2008 Red Blend, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley
Troon Vineyard 2006 Old Vine Meritage
Vitis Ridge/Silverton Cellars 2008 Marechal Foch, Oregon


Barking Frog 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Crawford Vineyard, Washington
Barking Frog 2009 Barbera, Elerding Vineyard, Washington
Duck Pond Cellars 2008 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley
Duck Pond Cellars 2008 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Duck Pond Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley

Eliana 2008 Reserve Red Blend, Mimosa Estate, Rogue Valley
Methven Family Vineyards 2007 Estate Pinot Noir Cuvée, Eola-Amity Hills
Namasté Vineyards 2009 “Peace” Chard/Gewürz, Willamette Valley
Noble Pig 2008 Pinot Noir, McMinnville
Orchard Heights 2007 “Private Reserve” Merlot
Seufert 2009 Pinot Noir, Vista Hills Vineyard, Dundee Hills
Zerba Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
Zerba Cellars 2006 Syrah, Columbia Valley


Abiqua Wind Vineyard 2008 “Isaac’s Reserve” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Barking Frog 2008 “Chapman Road Cuvée” Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains
Girardet 2009 Chardonnay, Umpqua Valley
Marks Ridge 2008 Gewürztraminer, Willamette Valley
Marks Ridge 2009 Riesling, Willamette Valley
Melrose Vineyards 2009 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley
Melrose Vineyards 2009 Viognier, Umpqua Valley
Noble Estate 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley
Vitis Ridge/Silverton Cellars 2009 Pinot Gris, Oregon
Vitis Ridge/Silverton Cellars 2007 Malbec, Washington
Vitis Ridge/Silverton Cellars 2007 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2008 Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 

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