Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic 2019 Wine Competition Award Winners Announced
Surprise Oregon Wine Country Wine Garners Gold
It’s Official: Best of Show Stuns All-Star Panel
It’s a small-town event with global appeal, right in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.
Now in its 26th year, the SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic takes place March 8-10, 2019 at McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.
Each January, a panel of experts gathers to determine the event’s Best of Show, Gold and Silver award winners. This year, SIP! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic Wine Competition convened on January 19, 2019 at McMinnville’s The Barberry, with luxury accommodations provided by the Atticus Hotel, and Kick-Off Dinner hosted by Travel Oregon.
Over two hundred premium Oregon wineries submitted entries to the wine competition, with Best of Show Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir stunning the entire panel of judges, myself included.
Here’s a recap of McMinnville Food & Wine Classic SIP! 2019 Award Winners for you – but don’t just take my word for it – taste for yourself!
BEST OF SHOW
(Best Red Wine, Best Pinot Noir)
Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir Dijon Blocks, Willamette Valley
BEST WHITE WINE
Chris James Cellars 2017 Cuvée Blanc, Willamette Valley
Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 The Bard Chard, Willamette Valley
BEST DESSERT WINE
Apolloni Vineyards 2015 Muscat Lacrima D’Oro
Many thanks to Rolland and Leslie Toevs and Carl Giavanti for their untiring logistical support.
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