Submitted by Westport Winery

Westport Winery earned three double gold medals at the 2021 International East Meets West Wine Competition held in Windsor, California on February 23 and 24.

The highest score of 98-points and a double gold medal was awarded to Shiver Me Timbers, the winery’s passionfruit, orange, guava Riesling blend. Winery co-owner, Carrie Roberts said, “I was born on Maui and raised drinking POG which is passionfruit, orange and guava juice. Recreating this flavor profile in Shiver Me Timbers has made it an incredibly popular wine with our guests.” Roberts family friend Randy Miller is the artist responsible for the photo of Lahaina Harbor on the label. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Grays Harbor Habitat For Humanity. A sculpture commemorating this wine by Mike Peterson is located in the winery’s Beauty From Ashes Garden.

Boom Runner, a sparkling almond wine, earned 95-points and a double gold medal. It is a blend of Pinot Gris from Sugarloaf Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA and Chardonnay from Olsen Vineyards in the Yakima Valley AVA with natural almond flavor. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Polson Museum in Hoquiam. The museum, known for its extensive historical logging collection, provided the photograph for the label. A sculpture by Tavis Highlander of Longview, Washington, commemorating this wine is located in the Don Tapio Dwarf Conifer Collection within the winery’s 15-acre display garden.

Message In A Bottle, a rosé of Sangiovese, scored 95-points and earned a double gold medal. The grapes for this spectacular wine were grown at Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. The label depicting a lovely cluster of ripe grapes was painted by watercolorist Darryl Easter of Camarillo, California. He is one of winery co-owner Blain Roberts’ long-time surfing partners. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefit the West Coast Search Dogs of Washington. 

Charterboat Chick Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a gold medal and 91-points. The fruit was grown at Sugarloaf Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. This label features winery co-owner Kim Roberts when she was a young salmon fishing boat captain. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Westport Charterboat Association. The sculpture commemorating this wine is a school of fish carved from spruce by Grayland artist Dave Thompson is located in the third tier of the winery’s Meditation Garden. 

Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort, the Sea Glass Grill, and Ocean’s Daughter Distillery are located halfway between Aberdeen and Westport in coastal Washington State with 15-acres of display gardens and over 50 sculptures by local artists. For more information, visit the Westport Winery website, call 360.648.2224 or visit daily between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

This is the location of the future International Mermaid Museum slated to open on March 29, 2021, which is International Mermaid Day. 

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