Westport Winery earned two Best of Class awards at the New World International Wine Competition held in California in February.
Dawn Patrol, a blend of Riesling and raspberries was awarded Best of Varietal, Best of Class and a gold medal at the event. The grapes for this wine were harvested from Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA and Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The label features an original watercolor by Darryl Easter. The sculpture by Jeffro Uitto commemorating this wine is located on the ninth hole of the winery’s executive golf course.
Boom Runner, a sparkling rose of Pinot Noir, earned Best of Class and a double gold medal. This wine was crafted from grapes harvested at Kitara Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA. Some proceeds from this wine are donated to the Polson Museum in Hoquiam who are also credited with providing the vintage photograph for the label. Industrial artist Tavis Highlander created the sculpture commemorating this wine in their 15-acre display garden.
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. For more information on the Oregon operation guests can visit their website at www.westportwinery.com. 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 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.