Last month’s Great Northwest Wine Competition — the largest judging ever held of wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho — helped highlight some of our region’s top white and rosé wines.
The competition, which took place at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, drew 1,204 entries. The top wine was Palencia Wine Co.’s 2014 Vino La Monarcha Pinot Noir Rosé from Washington’s Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley. The best white wine was the Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2014 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc from British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. And the Michelle Sparkling Wine Brut Rosé was the top sparkler.
Here is a selection of other white and pink gold medal winners. Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.