Submitted by Westport Winery
Westport Winery’s Going Coastal sparkling Gewurztraminer earned a gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. There were 6800 wines from 1132 wineries entered in what is known as the largest wine competition in North America held January 8 through January 11.
Going Coastal features grapes grown by the Sauer family at Red Willow Vineyard. The winery donates a portion of the proceeds from each of their wines to a local charity with the recipient on this being the Coastal Interpretive Center in nearby Ocean Shores, Washington. The label art is a watercolor by Krister Lile formerly of Aberdeen.
Bordello Blonde, a blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer grapes from Red Willow Vineyard, earned a silver medal as did Maritime, a sparkling Riesling, from Elephant Mountain Vineyard.
Westport Winery Garden Resort and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.
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 are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.
In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.