Westport Winery earned top honors at the 15th Annual Denver International Wine Competition on June 22 and 23.
Shorebird, the winery’s stainless steel-aged Chardonnay harvested at Conner-Lee Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA, received a gold medal. The tasting notes say this is like a “sophisticated soaring starburst, clean and crisp.” A portion of the proceeds from each of Westport’s wines benefits a local charity. Shorebird appropriately benefits the Grays Harbor Audubon Society. The winery recommends this wine be enjoyed with either fresh or pan-fried oysters in their award-winning Sea Glass Grill.
Swimmer also earned a gold medal. This is a Petite Sirah crafted from grapes picked at Olsen Brothers Vineyards in the Yakima Valley AVA. It is described as a “tattooed biker wine, muscular and dangerous.” It is paired with their signature Bacon Jam Burger. Each wine also boasts a musical pairing and this one fits well with Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf. This wine benefits Battlefield to Ballroom and organization dedicated to assisting military personnel who are battling Post Traumatic Stress.
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 for brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.