Submitted by Westport Winery

Westport Winery’s rosé of Sangiovese, Message In A Bottle, earned a double gold medal at the Seattle Wine Awards in mid-April. There were 1,200 wines evaluated by regional and international judges in this blind tasting.

Westport Winery 2019 Message in a Bottle Front
Photo courtesy: Westport Winery

Message In A Bottle was crafted by winemaker Dana Roberts from Sangiovese Grosso grapes harvested at world-famous Red Willow Vineyard located in the Yakima Valley AVA. The wine features an original watercolor by Darryl Easter, a close friend of the Roberts family. The incredible sculpture by Abe Singer commemorating this wine is located at the winery’s entrance. A portion of the proceeds benefits the West Coast Search Dogs of Washington.

Shelter From The Storm, the winery’s port-style wine earned a gold medal at this competition. This wine was made with Mouvedre from Sugarloaf Vineyard and Petite Sirah from Elephant Mountain Vineyard, both in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. Wally Mann of Tokeland is the artist responsible for the evocative label. Opal Art Glass of Cosmopolis created the intriguing glass sculpture for this wine as it benefits Mercy Ships an international hospital ship that provides medical and surgical care to people in some of the most remote locations in West Africa.

Westport Winery Seaside received the 2019 Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort 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 and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11am to 6pm. To book Westport Winery Seaside Retreat (a three, king suite vacation rental) go to https://abnb.me/wm8iVGkHCT.

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 brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.

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