Sky River Meadery, in the quiet town of Sultan WA, wins 3 impressive awards in the 2011 West Coast Wine Competition (WCWC). WCWC featured nearly 1100 entrants from the western United States; WA, OR, CA, HI, ID, NV, NM, MT, WY & CO, Baja California, New Zealand, Australia, South America & British Columbia. This is the 29th year of a competition whose mission is to award medals to outstanding wines. Robert Merletti, publisher of Vineyard & Winery Management, said "The quality of the entries was especially impressive this year, so any winery winning a medal should be truly proud". Sky River Mead won 3 of these medals.
Denice Ingalls, owner & winemaker of Sky River Meads response was "We couldn’t be happier, it’s an honor to be included on such a prestigious list of wines."
Judges included over 20 individuals ranging from sommeliers to restaurateurs & winemakers to wine writers representing a wide variety of preference and experience.
Sky River’s Semi-Sweet Mead was awarded a Gold medal, as well as, Best in Class. The Semi-Sweet is one of the true meads, meaning made completely from honey, created at Sky River Meads. A Bronze was also awarded to Sky River’s Raspberry Honey Wine, Sky River Meads newest offering.