It was a very good year at the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards for several wineries in Woodinville. Locally, 34 wineries came home with double gold honors in 28 categories. The Seattle Wine Awards is the largest and most comprehensive independent Washington wine recognition program, according to the program’s executive director, Christopher Chan. "We had 1,105 wines entered for evaluation this year," he said.
The tasting panel of judges was comprised of top local and national wine professionals, including master sommeliers, wine buyers and journalists.
Next up for the award program is the fifth annual Seattle Wine Awards Gold Medal Experience on Sunday, July 21, at The Rainier Club in downtown Seattle.
Sixty winemakers will be on hand for connoisseurs to sample this year’s winning wines. The event will run from 2 to 7 p.m. for VIP entry ticket holders ($89 per ticket), and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for general admission ($65 per ticket).
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit Seattle Wine Award’s website: www.seattlewineawards.com/tasting.html. The event will benefit the Rainier Arts & Library Foundation.