Yakima Valley Vintners, YVC’s teaching winery, submitted four wines and received four awards at the 2018 Seattle Wine Competition. YVC’s 2017 Textbook White Gewürztraminer received a double gold medal along with the 2015 Intern Tempranillo. The 2014 Primitivo and 2014 Science Fair Carménére each garnered gold medals.
All award-winning wines submitted by Yakima Valley Vintners were produced by students completing course work in YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology program. The wines are marketed through the program at YVC’s Grandview Campus which houses a winery facility and tasting room.
All wines submitted were judged blindly by a panel of prominent wine professionals. YVC student wines were included with all of the other commercial wineries during the competition.
Seattle Wine Awards is considered Washington’s most prestigious wine awards program. In April, Washington’s most prominent wine professionals gather at Seattle’s historic Rainier Club to taste and evaluate white, red, sweet, sparkling and rosé wines produced from Washington grapes. This esteemed group includes respected wine directors, buyers, distributors, educators and Seattle’s top sommeliers. The top wines are recognized with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence.
For more information, check out Seattle Wine Awards‘ website.
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