Shuttle Service from these participating Hotels:

Red Lion
McMenamins Hotel
Best Western Vineyard Inn

Sip! 2011 - McMinnville, OR

The Wine Competition was the "kick-off" for the 18th annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, which will be held this year on March 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2011 at The Evergreen Space Museum. The Wine Competition, as well as the reception that followed, was held at the Evergreen IMAX Theater.



And the winners are…

2008 Pinot Noir

Best of Show

Bradley Vineyards

2008 Pinot Noir



Gold Medal Winners

Ancient Cellars  2008 “One Toe Duck” Pinot Noir

This year 9 judges critiqued 197 wines from 54 Oregon Wineries, and approximately 80 wines were awarded medals for their technical quality. The judges were as follows:

Steven DeShaw – 40 years of wine and restaurant experience as a wine buyer, wine investor, and past owner of a winery in the Willamette Valley


Bill Breitzmann – professional wine appraiser/consultant; past involvement as a wine retailer/consignment specializing in the sale of fine wines/span>


Patrick McElligott – 29 years of involvement in the wine industry; currently involved with marketing and sales for Sineann Winery


Michael Dietrich – Wine Steward, Fred Meyers (Tualatin); past judge for the Oregon State Fair Competitions


Mike Klym – Wine Steward, Lamb’s Market (Wilsonville); 40 years experience in retail, wholesale, restaurant, and winemaking


Michael Rone – Manager, Nick’s Italian Café


Anthony Danna –award winning chef; 44 years of experience in fine dining and currently the Executive Chef at Holiday Retirement Corporation; he has received a number of local and national awards, including the “Julia Childs Award” in 1991 for “Caterer of the Year” and most recently “The Charles Altorfer Award” for professionalism from the American Culinary Federation; while at the Benson Hotel, he cooked for 5 Presidents


Ted Farthing – served as Executive Director of the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association for six years; he has recently opened a full-service wine & food marketing agency (Ted Farthing & Associates, LLC), which manages PR, social media and direct sales for brands including Carlton Farms and Seven Hills.


Linda Lindsay – Winemaker, Stone Wolf Vineyards


Darcy Pendergrass – Head Winemaker, Amity Vineyards; she has served as a judge at several amateur and professional wine competitions. In addition, she has worked two vintages in New Zealand for her friends at Dry River Winery, and her true passion is creating world-class wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Riesling.
















Artisanal Wine Cellars  2008 Pinot Noir Adams Vineyard

Bradley Vineyards  2008 Pinot Noir

Maysara Winery  2008 Jamsheed Pinot Noir

Methven Family Vineyards  2007 Pinot Noir Reserve


Silver Medal Winners

Amity Vineyards  2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Amity Vineyards  2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

Angel Vine  2008 The Hellion

Arcane Cellars  2008 Arcane Cellars Pinot Noir “Laurel Vineyard”

Archery Summit Winery  2007 Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir

August Cellars  2007 Portus Augustus

Barking Frog 2008 Syrah Reserve

Barking Frog 2008 Pinot Noir Chapman Road Cuvee

Bradley Vineyards 2009 Baco Noir

Capitello Wines  2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Capitello Wines 2009 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Crater Lake Cellars 2008 Old World Blend

David Hill Vineyard & Winery 22007 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

EdenVale Winery 2005 Syrah

Eliana Wine (Mimosa Estate) 2008 Eliana Reserve

Eola Hills  2007 LaCreole Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Kramer Vineyards 2008 Merlot

Maysara Winery 2008 Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir

Melrose Vineyards  2008 Tempranillo

Namaste Vineyards  2009 Peace

Oak Knoll Winery  Marion Berre -- Oregon Marionberry

Pudding River Wine Cellars  2008 Chardonnay

Pyreenees Vineyard & Cellars  2007 Syrah -- Reserve

Terra Vina Wines  2008 Terra Vina La Famiglia Pinot Noir

Silvan Ridge Winery  2009 Muscat Semi-Sparkling

Spangler Vineyards  2009 Malbec

Spangler Vineyards  2008 Cabernet Franc

Trinity Vineyards  2007 Pinot Noir

Trinity Vineyards  2006 Pinot Noir

Trinity Vineyards  2009 Viognier

Trinity Vineyards  2007 Syrah

Troon Vineyards 2006 Old Vine Meritage

Troon Vineyards 2008 Insomnia Port

Vista Hills Vineyard 2009 Treehouse Pinot Gris

Youngberg Hill Winery 2009 Pinot Blanc

Zerba Cellars 2008 Tempranillo

Zerba Cellars 2007 Malbec


Bronze Medal Winners

Amity Vineyards 2008 Willamette Valley Rieslin

Ancient Cellars 2008 “Gilt” Pinot Gris

Archery Summit Winery 2007 Red Hills Estate Pinot Noir

Artisanal Wine Cellars 22008 Pinot Noir Jubilee Vineyard

Artisanal Wine Cellars 2009 Viognier

August Cellars 2007 Chardonnay

August Cellars 2009 August Cellars Pinot Gris

Barking Frog 2009 Tempranillo

Barking Frog 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Capitello Wines 2009 Riesling Willamette Valley

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2008 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir

Crater Lake Cellars2006 Merlot 29

Crater Lake Cellars 2008 Syrah

David Hill Vineyard & Winery 2009 Estate Unoaked Chardonnay

David Hill Vineyard & Winery 2008 Estate Gewurztraminer

David Hill Vineyard & Winery 2009 Estate Riesling

Emerson Vineyards 2009 Pinot Gris

Evergreen Vineyards 2008 Evergreen Pinot Gris

Kathken Vineyard “Jolie’s Juice” Pinot Noir Port-Style Wine

Kramer Vineyards 2008 Pinot Noir Estate

Kramer Vineyards 2007 Rebecca’s Reserve Pinot Noir

Macindoe Family Cellars 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Methven Family Vineyards 2009 Riesling

Methven Family Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir -- Estate Cuvee

Namaste Vineyards 2009 Tranquility Riesling

Noble Estate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon -- Reserve

Pudding River Wine Cellars 2008 Pudding River Viognier

Pyreenees Vineyard & Cellars 2009 Chardonnay

Pyreenees Vineyard & Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ribera Vineyards 2009 Counoise

Rizzo Winery 2007 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

Silver Falls Vineyards 2009 Finish Line

Stoller Vineyards 2008 Stoller SV Chardonnay

Stoller Vineyards 2007 Stoller SV Pinot Noir

Terra Vina Wines 2008 Silo Vino Merlot

WildAire Cellars 2009 Timothy Pinot Noir

WildAire Cellars 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir

Youngberg Hill Winery 2008 Natasha Pinot Noir