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Mary Ellen and Dennis Wychulis

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Stacy and Bruce Simon

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Nola and David Schettler

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Anne and David Rismiller

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Loretta and Doug Patterson

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Parker Family Foundation

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Mary and Joe Mulvehill

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Moglia Family Foundation

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Sharon and Pat McNeil

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Terri and Jack McDonnell

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Kim and Rich Manning

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Mackintosh Charitable Trust

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Sharon and Joel Larmore

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John Langwith and Laurel Prestridge

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Kathy and Tom Langdon

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Mary Jo and Bob Langdon

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Terese and Kent Kubat

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Jackie and Terry Kroeger

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Suzanne and Rudy Kotula

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John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation

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Teresa and Fred Hunzeker

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Michele and Doug Grewcock

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Jane and Greg Goven

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Pat and Dr. John J. Edney

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Carolyn and David Diamond

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The David Scott Foundation

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Cindy and Kevin Cawley

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Karla and Scott Cassels

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Jody and Gayle Carstens

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Vintner Competition

More than 50 wineries will wow judges with their best wines during this year’s vintner competition at Pinot, Pigs & Poets. Judging will be conducted by a panel of qualified tasters and knowledgeable consumers.

Each wine will be presented to judges in individual glasses without indication of region, vintage, or price. Judges will evaluate each wine independently and without discussion, recording their scores, which will then be tabulated to determine each wine’s ranking. The tasting order is random, and the bottles are not visible. If a bottle of wine is noticeably flawed, a different bottle of the same wine will be substituted.

Winners will be announced during the Pinot, Pigs & Poets tasting.

Guests will have the chance to enjoy the same portfolio of old pinot favorites and new pinot discoveries, as each winery will donate a case of its delicious wine for the competition and tasting.

 

Past Competition Winners

2017

Winner: Bien Nacido Vineyards 2012 Santa Maria Valley

2016

Winner: Loring Wine Company 2014 Clos Pepe Vineyard

2015

Winner: Williams Selyem Foss Vineyard 2012

2014

Winner: Failla 2011 Keefer Ranch

2013

Winner: Morgan 2010 Twelve Clones

2012

Winner: Big Table Farm 2010 Willamette Valley
Runner-up: Martinelli Winery 2009 Bondi Home Ranch

2011

Winner: Small Vines 2009 Russian River Valley
Runner-up: Freestone 2007 Sonoma Coast

2010

Winner: Benovia 2008 Sonoma Coast
Runner-up: Dierberg Estate 2006 Santa Maria Valley

 

2017 Judges

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Eric Boden Sommelier 801 Chophouse
 
Matt Brown General Manager V.Mertz
 
Corey Keith Owner Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
 
Kaleb Kriger
 
Paul Kulik Chef Le Bouillion
 
Brad Marr Co-Owner/Sommelier Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar
 
Brian O'Malley Executive Director Institute for the Culinary Arts, Metropolitan Community College
 
Heather Smith General Manager The Grey Plume
 
Brad Van de Lune
 
Sarah Wallace General Manager 801 Chophouse