GOLDENDALE, Wash., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been another outstanding year for Maryhill Winery. The superb quality of varietals and blends have earned the esteemed Washington winery a record-breaking 300+ awards in 2013, nearly 70 of which were platinum, double gold or gold medals. With the growing popularity of Washington wine nationwide, and the release of its unique The Vineyards wine series, Maryhill continues to showcase its leadership in the creation of complex, yet approachable – and deliciously drinkable – wines.
A variety of Maryhill wines took home top scores from leading competitions, such as Seattle Wine Awards, Indy International and Wine Press Northwest's Platinum Judging, which awarded Maryhill 18 Platinum awards over the last 14 years and earned the winery the "King of the Platinum" recognition. Of the more than 30 different varietals offered by Maryhill, here are some of the top award-winning wines from 2013 competitions:
- 2010 Hattrup Farms Marvell *
- 2010 Les Collines Merlot*
- 2010 Barbera
- 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2010 Malbec
- 2010 Les Collines Syrah*
- 2010 Reserve Syrah
"Washington grapes are some of the finest I have worked with and the state's wines are leaving their mark at international competitions," said Richard Batchelor, winemaker at Maryhill. "We work hard to showcase the diversity and quality available in Washington and are proud that our wines – and Washington wines in general – have earned widespread recognition this past year."
The Vineyards series added 10 new wine options to Maryhill's already impressive portfolio of blends and single varietals in 2013, with 15 additional varietals never before made at Maryhill to be produced in 2014. Each new wine pays tribute to the area's best vineyards, and the new series helped push Maryhill past the 2,000 award-win milestone.
"Last year was exceptional for our wines and we are incredibly honored to receive recognition of this magnitude," concludes Craig Leuthold, owner of Maryhill Winery. "Stay tuned. There is more to come."
For more information on Maryhill Winery, its wine club and award wins, visit www.maryhillwinery.com.
* Designates The Vineyards series wines, only available through Maryhill's Wine Club or for purchase in the winery's Reserve Room
About Maryhill Winery
Established in 1999 by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, Maryhill Winery is the 10th largest winery in Washington state and produces 90,000 cases annually. Nestled among rows of vines along the stunning Columbia River in Goldendale, Wash., Maryhill is a popular destination for wine tastings, tours and special events, with an adjacent 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts a world-class summer concert series and free live music on the vine-covered terrace every weekend (Memorial Day – September). Maryhill's 3,000 sq. ft. tasting room and 1,200 sq. ft. Reserve Room draw more than 75,000 wine enthusiasts from around the globe each year, ranking among the top five most visited wineries in the state. Maryhill sources more than 30 different varietals of grapes from some of the most highly-regarded vineyards in the state, producing nearly 40 different wines, and has claimed more than 2,000 awards since its first vintage in 2001.
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