Submitted by Westport Winery

For their ten-year anniversary celebration Westport Winery released a new vintage of Smoky Nor’wester in a commemorative etched wine bottle. Smoky is a classic Bordeaus blend of 60 percent Merlot, 24 percent Cabernet Franc, and 16 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. In the tasting notes they suggest this wine is “Like fireworks in the sky or a good spanking.” In the winery’s Sea Glass Grill they suggest you enjoy this with Prime Rib. And anywhere it’s a good musical pairing with Happy Anniversary by the Little River Band.

Westport Winery smoky wine
Westport Winery released a new vintage of Smoky Nor’wester in a commemorative etched wine bottle. Photo courtesy: Westport WInery

A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Westport Maritime Museum. The sculpture commemorating this wine in the winery’s display garden was created by Ocosta artist Nikki Demmert. Her Haida cedar carving is located near the pond in the winery’s 9-hole executive golf course.

Guests are encouraged to reuse this beautiful bottle for the incredible olive oils and balsamic vinegars available in either the garden resort tasting room between Aberdeen and Westport, Washington, or their Seaside, Oregon tasting room.

Additionally, the winery released its latest vintage of Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris this week. Crafted with grapes from Sugarloaf Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA, this wine is described to be like “a stroll through a French orchard.” The winery recommends this wine be paired with their homemade clam chowder while listening to It’s A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the historic 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam. The sculpture commemorating this wine was crafted by Lora Malakoff of Clallam Bay. And the label was painted by watercolorist Darrel Easter.

In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. The Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort was voted #2 winery restaurant in the nation by USA Today. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine seven times.

In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.

Westport Winery’s new location at 810 Broadway in Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.

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