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Maryhill Wins Best in Show and 15 gold medals at the 2017 Washington State Wine Competition

Jun 23, 2017

Maryhill Winery, a destination for Columbia Gorge travelers, dominated the 34th annual Washington State Wine Competition with a showing of 15 gold medals that included seven best of class awards, best white wine and best of show for its 2016 Rosé of Sangiovese.

“Rosé seems to have become the wine of the millennial,” said Maryhill co-owner Craig Leuthold. “They have embraced it as their own.

“In Florida, I couldn’t give away rosé until last last year,” Leuthold added. “Then all of a sudden, in restaurants and forward-thinking cities like Tampa, rosé became a hit.”

Leuthold praised his New Zealand-born winemaker, Richard Batchelor, and the work performed by their growers. In the case of the $16 rosé and the 2016 Pinot Gris voted best white wine, the fruit for both came from Tudor Hills Vineyards in the Yakima Valley.

“Richard has done such a wonderful job and he’s disciplined in his winemaking to be a good shepherd,” Leuthold said. “The best winemakers try to use as much of a hands-off approach and work with the vineyard managers who are doing everything they can to supply us with the best fruit possible. The die is already cast before the grapes are brought here.”

 

Maryhill’s results are listed below, and a link to the article can be found here. 

 

Best of Show

Maryhill Winery 2016 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $16

 

Best White

Maryhill Winery 2016 Tudor Hills Vineyards Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $16

 

Gold/Best of Class

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Carménère, Rattlesnake Hills, $40

Maryhill Winery 2014 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2016 Otis Vineyard Proprietor’s Reserve Albariño , Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2014 Klipsun Syrah, Red Mountain, $40

 

Gold

Maryhill Winery 2014 McKinley Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $24

Maryhill Winery 2014 McKinley Springs Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Mourvèdre, Rattlesnake Hills, $38

Maryhill Winery 2014 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo, Yakima Valley, $34

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Rosso Granato Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2015 Winemaker’s Red, Columbia Valley, $16

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley, $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16

 

Silver

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40

Maryhill Winery 2014 Kiona Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $45

Maryhill Winery 2014 Clifton Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $30

Maryhill Winery 2014 Les Collines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $24

Maryhill Winery 2014 Les Collins Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Kiona Merlot, Red Mountain, $42

Maryhill Winery 2014 Klipsun Merlot, Red Mountain, $42

Maryhill Winery 2014 Painted Hills Vineyard Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $44

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Yakima Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 McKinley Springs Vineyard Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills, $34

Maryhill Winery 2014 Art den Hoed Vineyard Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $32

Maryhill Winery 2014 McKinley Springs Vineyard Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

Maryhill Winery 2016 Gunkel Vineyards Moscato di Canelli, Columbia Valley, $16

Maryhill Winery 2016 Tudor Hills Vineyard Sèmillon, Columbia Valley, $14

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavolo Rosso Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $32

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Indira, Rattlesnake Hills, $45

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Marvell (GSM) Red Wine, Rattlesnake Hills, $44

Maryhill Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15

 

Bronze

Maryhill Winery 2014 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $26

Maryhill Winery 2014 Northridge Syrah, Columbia Valley, $40

Maryhill Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $26

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $34

Maryhill Winery 2014 Gunkel Vineyard Proprietor’s Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $26

Maryhill Winery 2014 Art den Hoed Vineyard Primitivo, Yakima Valley, $28

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Serendipity Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, $26

Maryhill Winery 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 Elephant Mountain Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills, $34

Maryhill Winery 2014 Les Collines Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $36

Maryhill Winery 2014 McKinley Springs Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $32