Award-winning wines are being made close to home. Larch Hills Winery recently won 10 medals in the 2013 Northwest Wine Summit. Their 2011 Marechal Foch reserve was a gold winner with four others winning silver medals and five winning bronze. All the winning wines were 2010s or later. For winning 10 medals out of the 14 wines they submitted, owner Jack Manser is quite pleased.
“I think it is an accomplishment,” he said. “It still seems to influence people’s decisions.”
He notices sales for winning wines increase, especially when they are gold winners.
Ovino Winery and Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery have wines entered in the WineAlign 2013 World Wine Awards of Canada, results for which will be released in September. Larch Hills Winery, Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery and Sunnybrae Vineyards recently participated in the Mile High Wine Event at Silver Star.