This just in. Here are the winners in the 13th Annual Pacific Oyster Wine Competition:
Brassfield Estate Winery 05 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
Dry Creek Vineyard 05 Sonoma County Fume Blanc (CA)
**Dry Creek Vineyard 06 Dry Chenin Blanc (CA)
**Geyser Peak Winery 06 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
Hall 06 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
**Kenwood Vineyards 06 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
*King Estate Winery 05 Signature Pinot Gris (OR)
*Martin & Weyrich Winery 06 Unwooded Chardonnay (CA)
Sweet Cheeks Winery 06 Pinot Gris (OR)
*Willamette Valley Vineyards 06 Pinot Gris (OR)
*Prior “Oyster Award” Winner
**Multiple prior “Oyster Awards”
So it’s time to go out, order a dozen bivalves. Kumomotos are the ones used in the competition due to their size, taste and seasonality.
Here is some more information about the oyster wine competition.