Local winery wins medals at 38th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival

  • Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:30am
  • Business

Convergence Zone Cellars, with tasting rooms in North Bend and Woodinville, won gold, silver and bronze medals at a public wine tasting, Saturday, Nov. 12, at Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick.

Convergence Zone received gold medals for its 2013 Squall Line red blend and 2014 Dewpoint Riesling.

It received silver medals for its 2013 Downburst Cabernet Franc, 2013 Mistral Grenache, 2013 Storm Front red blend and 2013 Drizzle Pinot Gris, and bronze for its 2014 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc.

Professional judges rated 426 festival entries from 90 Northwest wineries during the first week in November. Saturday, about 1,000 attendees got to taste the judged wines and watch as medals were presented.

The evening culminated in the best of show award, which this year went to Cairdeas Winery from Lake Chelan for its 2014 Tri Red Wine Blend.

The annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival is the oldest, continuously judged wine competition in the Northwest. Complete competition results are on the Tri-Cities Wine Society website under the Tri-Cities Wine Festival tab, www.tricitieswinesociety.com/awards.html.

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