Monday, August 13, 1990 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Tom Stockley

Small Wineries Win Top Awards

It was definitely the year of the little winery at the annual Pacific Northwest Wine & Food Festival last Friday night at South Seattle Community College.

The major medals, with only a few exceptions, went to some of the smaller wineries of Washington, Oregon and Idaho in the award ceremony sponsored by the Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest. The most dramatic evidence was the three gold medals given to the small family-run winery, Gordon Brothers Cellars of Pasco. It was the most golds won by any winery and the only three wines entered by Gordon Brothers.

It was also the year without a Grand Award wine. The Enological Society has only given out six best-of-show awards in its 16-year history. One was the 1986 merlot made by Gordon Brothers.

Here are this year's awards:


Gordon Brothers 1989 Chardonnay Reserve, Rex Hill 1988 Chardonnay, Tualatin 1988 Private Reserve Chardonnay, Tualatin 1988 Oregon Chardonnay, Kiona 1989 Chenin Blanc, Pintler Cellar 1988 Chenin Blanc, Amity Vineyards 1988 Dry Gewurztraminer, Tyee Wine Cellars 1989 Gewurztraminer, Saddle Mountain 1989 Johannisberg Riesling, Snoqualmie Winery 1989 Late Harvest White Riesling, Dove Canyon Brut, Bookwalter Winery 1989 Muscat Blanc, Gordon Brothers 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Quilceda Creek 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodward Canyon 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gordon Brothers 1988 Merlot, Cameron 1988 Pinot Noir, Elk Cove Vineyards 1988 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Elk Cove Vineyards 1988 Wind Hills Pinot Noir, Hedges Cellars 1989 Cabernet-Merlot, Zillah Oakes 1988 Grenache.


Hells Canyon 1988 Reserve Chardonnay, Neuharth 1988 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll Winery 1988 Chardonnay, Paul Thomas Winery 1989 Chardonnay, Waterbrook 1988 Reserve Chardonnay, Barnard Griffin 1989 Fume Blanc, Latah Creek 1989 Sauvignon Blanc, Laurel Ridge 1989 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Waterbook 1988 Sauvignon Blanc, Hoodsport 1988 Chenin Blanc, Zillah Oakes 1987 Chenin Blanc, Zillah Oakes 1989 Dry Chenin Blanc, Chateau Ste. Michelle 1989 Dry Riesling, Hogue Cellars 1989 Dry Johannisberg Riesling, Kiona 1989 Dry White Riesling, Covey Run 1989 Johannisberg Riesling, French Creek 1989 Riesling, Washington Hills 1989 Johannisberg Riesling, Ste. Chapelle 1989 Johannisberg Riesling, Stewart Vineyards 1989 Dry Riesling, Stewart 1989 White Riesling, Thurston Wolfe 1988 Sweet Rebecca, Mount Baker Vineyards 1989 Madeline Angevine, Columbia Crest 1989 Semillon-Chardonnay, Chateau Ste. Michelle 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hogue Cellars 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon, Quilceda Creek 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Crest 1987 Merlot, Columbia 1988 David Lake (Milestone) Merlot, Leonetti Cellar 1988 Merlot, Quarry Lake 1987 Merlot, Seven Hills 1988 Merlot, Waterbrook Winery 1987 Merlot, Amity Vineyards 1985 Reserve Pinot Noir, Bethel Heights 1988 First Release Pinot Noir, Bethel Heights 1987 Reserve Pinot Noir, Chateau Benoit 1988 Pinot Noir, Cooper Mountain 1988 Pinot Noir, Tyee Wine Cellars 1987 Pinot Noir, Hoodsport 1988 Lemberger, Worden 1986 Cabernet-Merlot.


Cooper Mountain 1988 Chardonnay, Covey Run 1989 Chardonnay, Henry Estate 1987 Chardonnay, Latah Creek 1989 Chardonnay, Saddle Mountain 1989 Chardonnay, Snoqualmie 1988 Reserve Chardonnay, Ste. Chapelle 1988 Chardonnay, Eola Hills 1988 Sauvignon Blanc, Hogue Cellars 1989 Fume Blanc, Saddle Mountain 1989 Fume Blanc, Washington Hills 1989 Fume Blanc, Columbia Crest 1989 Semillon, Columbia 1989 Semillon, L'Ecole No. 41 1987 Semillon, Worden 1989 Chenin Blanc, Bridgeview Vineyards 1988 Dry Vintage Select Gewurztraminer, Cascade Estates 1988 Gewurztraminer, Hoodsport Winery 1989 Gewurztraminer, Tucker 1989 Gewurztraminer, Barnard Griffin 1989 Johannisberg Riesling, Hood River Vineyards 1989 Dry White Riesling, Arbor Crest 1989 Dry Riesling, Ste. Chapelle 1989 Dry Johannisberg Riesling, Silver Lake Winery 1988 Johannisberg Riesling, Washington Hils 1989 Brut, Mount Baker Vineyards 1989 Muller Thurgau, Cascade Estates Winery 1988 Muscat Canelli,Cooper Mountain 1989 Pinot Gris, Bridgeview Vineyards 1989 Pinot Gris, Tucker 1989 Indian Summer, Henry Winery 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Leonetti Cellar 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Lake 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon, Kiona 1988 Merlot, Indian Creek 1988 Pinot Noir, French Creek 1988 Lemberger, Lost Mountain 1987 Posea, Thurston Wolfe 1988 Black Muscat.

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