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Winemaker's Journal — Local wines win at SF wine awards

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Six North Central Washington wineries won several medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the nation's largest wine judging event. Nearly 6,000 wines from 1,500 wineries in 25 states were entered. The judging was completed earlier this week.

Three local wineries earned gold medals for specific vintages. In all, six NCW wineries won 24 medals.

Gold medal winners were Malaga Springs Winery of Malaga, Martin-Scott Winery of East Wenatchee and Tsillan Cellars of Chelan.

Here's the list of local winners:


Malaga Springs Winery 2011 Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

Martin-Scott 2010 Malbec, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, $19


Lake Chelan Winery 2012 Stormy Mountain White, $22

Martin-Scott 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, $24

Martin-Scott 2011 Cabernet Franc, $24

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Traditions Riesling, $13

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Traditions Merlot, $16

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 The Estates Viognier, $20

Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 The Estates Merlot, $25

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Sempre Amore, $16

Tsillan Cellars 2011 Reserve Syrah, $32

Tsillan Cellars 2011 Malbec, $32


37 Cellars 2011 Bacchus Merlot, $32

37 Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

Lake Chelan Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28

Lake Chelan Winery 2010 Merlot, $28

Malaga Springs Winery 2010 Estate Zinfandel, $28

Malaga Springs Winery 2008 Estate Malbec, $25

Martin-Scott 2009 Zinfandel, $22

Martin-Scott 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

Martin-Scott 2011 Cole's Collage, $20

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, $19

2011 Bellissima Rossa, $30