Westport Winery earned six medals at the fourth annual Great Northwest Invitational wine competition on October 5 and 6 in Hood River, Oregon. Their multi-platinum winning Swimmer Petite Sirah scored a gold medal at this exclusive event, which is fitting since Dana Roberts the director of winemaking, is on the label as a youth. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits Grays Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center. The 2014 vintage was harvested at Olsen Estates in the Columbia Valley AVA near Benton City.
Westport earned three silver medals as well. Charterboat Chicks Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted with grapes from Mays Discovery Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This wine benefits the Westport Charterboat Association. Jetty Cat is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec. Some proceeds from this wine are donated to the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA). The winery’s 2015 Message In A Bottle is a rosé of Sangiovese crafted with grapes harvested at Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. This wine offers support to the West Coast Search Dogs of Washington.
Bronze medals were awarded to Smoky Nor’wester and Surfer Syrah. These wines benefit Museum of the North Beach and South Beach EMS, respectively.
To date Westport Winery, founded by the Roberts family in 2008, has earned over 300 medals in national and international competitions. With this acclaim, the family has been able to donate over $300,000 to nearly 40 local charities. All of these wines are available for tasting daily at either of their two locations.
Westport Winery Garden Resort, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The resort (including the restaurant, bakery, nursery and gardens) is open daily, offering lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach, is located at 255 N. Hemlock. This tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Westport Winery was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine six times. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.