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Hello Fellow Winemakers,

We had great participation for Winefest 2021 with over 55 wines entered this year. This was our first in person event since the start of the pandemic.  It was terrific to reconnect with friends and meet new club members too.  A summary of Best in Show and category winners is provided below.  Congratulations to you all!

Thank you to all those who volunteered to make this year’s event a success, from preparing and planning, to serving judges and collecting scores. It truly takes a village! 

A special thank you to Massoud & Amyko Vaziri for hosting the event at ‘the Barn’ in Woodinville. We are so grateful to you both! 

And now for the Winefest 2021 Results!  A drum roll, please ......

 

Best in Show

  • Red Wine – Mike Doherty, 2018 Tower CMS
  • White, Rose, or Fruit Wine – Mike Piechowiak, 2019 Viognier

 

Category Winners

FIRST NAME

LAST  NAME

CATEGORY

VINTAGE

ENTRY NAME

INFO

AVG SCORE

MEDAL

PLACE

Mike

Doherty

Cabernet

2019

2019 Tower Cabernet

91% Cabernet and 9%  Syrah | Vintage 2019

17.50

GOLD

1

Mark And Laraine

Volpe

Cabernet

2019

2019 Firefox

100% Cabernet Sauvignon |Vintage 2019

17.50

GOLD

1

David

Johnson

Cabernet

2016

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet Sauvignon | Vintage 2016

17.00

GOLD

3

Mike

Doherty

Chardonnay

2020

2020 Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay |Vintage 2020

15.00

SILVER

1

David

Johnson

Chardonnay

2020

2020 Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay | Vintage 2020

13.25

BRONZE

2

Mike

Doherty

Merlot

2018

2018 Merlot

100% Merlot Vintage 2018

18.50

GOLD

1

Tom

Wiitala

Merlot

2018

2018 Merlot

100% Merlot | Vintage 2018

18.50

GOLD

1

Kevin

Neal

Merlot

2017

2017 Merlot

100% Merlot | Vintage 2017

16.25

SILVER

3

Tom

Wiitala

Other Red (single varietal)

2018

2018 Barbera

100% Barbera | Vintage 2018

19.00

GOLD

1

Bill

Bronecke

Other Red (single varietal)

2019

Almost Bourgogne

100% Pinot Noir | Vintage 2019

18.25

GOLD

2

Joe

Sikora

Other Red (single varietal)

2019

2019 Club Oregon Vineyard Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir | Vintage 2019

18.25

GOLD

2

Michael

Piechowiak

Other White (includes blends)

2019

Viognier

100% Viognier | Vintage 2019

17.50

GOLD

1

Mike

Doherty

Other White (includes blends)

2020

2020 Viognier

100% Viognier |Vintage 2020

17.00

GOLD

2

Tom

Wiitala

Other White (includes blends)

2020

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc | Vintage 2020

15.75

SILVER

3

Mike

Doherty

Red Blend

2018

2018 Tower Cms

52% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Syrah | Vintage 2018

19.00

GOLD

1

Kathryn

Chalfan

Red Blend

2017

2017 50/50 Cab/merlot

50% Cabernet Sauvignon and  50% Merlot | Vintage 2017

19.00

GOLD

1

Marty

Weisman

Red Blend

2019

2019 Blend 

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cab Franc 20% Syrah |Vintage 2019

18.50

GOLD

3

Monica

Rosman LaFever

Syrah

2019

Monica's 2019 Syrah

100% Syrah | Vintage 2019

18.00

GOLD

1

Jonathan

Paul

Syrah

2019

Snohoma Cellars  Syrah

100% syrah | Vintage 2019

18.00

GOLD

1

Paul

Woodward

Syrah

2012

2012 Syrah/Grenache

97% Syrah and 3% Grenache | Vintage 2012

17.75

GOLD

3

 

We look forward to a bigger and better Winefest in 2022!   Please mark your calendar for July 23, 2022.  Winefest will return to the waterview home of Dennis Campbell in Edmonds, WA.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Cheers,

Your Winefest Event Planning Team

Stacey, Mike, Laraine, Jon, Monica, Marty, Kathryn & Dennis