In April of 2012, some of Washington’s most prominent wine professionals gathered at Seattle’s historic Rainier Club to taste and evaluate white, red, sweet, sparkling and rosé wines produced from Washington grapes. The top wines were recognized with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence. These honors are of the highest recognition a winery can earn in the state of Washington.
Each of our six Orca Wines varietals received an Award of Excellence in its respective category:
DOUBLE GOLD – 2010 Orca Wines Riesling, Columbia Valley
GOLD – 2008 Orca Wines Cabernet/Merlot, Columbia Valley
SILVER – 2009 Orca Wines Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley
SILVER – 2008 Orca Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
SILVER – 2008 Orca Wines Merlot, Columbia Valley
SILVER – 2008 Orca Wines Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
About the Seattle Wine Awards
The Seattle Wine Awards Tasting Panel features the top local and national wine professionals consisting of highly respected wine buyers, sommeliers, directors and journalists. Our thorough evaluation is of the highest integrity and our thoughtful process provides both our participants and entries the best environment for tasting. Each wine is personally received, reviewed, confirmed and entered into our program. Every bottle is proofed for soundness by a team of sommeliers to ensure the wine is true to its’ origin. Wines are checked for bottle variation and no tainted wines are ever poured for our panel. The wines that earn recognition in the Seattle Wine Awards must achieve professional consensus where they earn one of the following in their respective price/wine categories: Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence.