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Brian Carter Cellars Honored at Recent Competitions


WOODINVILLE, WA – July 31, 2018 – Brian Carter Cellars is proud to announce they are the 2018 recipient of the ‘Winery of Distinction’ award at the 23rd annual Northwest Wine Summit. Brian Carter Cellars was also awarded ‘Best of Category’ for their 2013 Le Coursier, 2013 Solesce, 2013 Ace, and 2015 Opulento. 

“We are deeply honored to have Brian Carter Cellars chosen for this highly competitive award, especially in a year where we are remembering Parks Redwine. This award is a great tribute to the Washington growers who provide us with such superlative grapes and to my hardworking staff who continue to contribute to making Brian Carter Cellars great,” said Brian Carter, winemaker and managing partner of Brian Carter Cellars.

Parks Redwine founded the Northwest Wine Summit in 1996 and recently passed away on June 3, 2018.  Parks truly loved the northwest, and he championed Washington wines and its producers at each opportunity. This year’s judging was held in British Columbia and Hood River, Oregon.  Approximately 320 producers of wines, ciders, sake and spirits made in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan entered the competition, and only one “Winery of Distinction” was chosen. Details of the competition can be found at  http://parksredwine.com/nwws/results.php

Brian Carter Cellars is also proud to announce that their 2017 Abracadabra Rosé was awarded ‘Best of Show’ at the 2018 Washington State Wine competition run by Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine. This is the second time in five years that Brian Carter Cellars has been awarded Best of Show wine at Washington State Wine Competition, the first being in 2014 with their 2009 Solesce. The 2017 Abracadabra Rosé beat out 286 entries in all categories for the Best of Show award.  The 35th year of the Washington State Wine competition was staged in Grandview, WA and serves as a scholarship fundraiser for the Yakima Valley College’s viticulture and enology program.

“Rosé is here to stay,” says Carter, “it used to be that in the tasting room we’d offer  rosé and customers would look askance at it, saying that rosé was what their mother or grandmother used to drink, but people realize what a delightful wine it is.”

About Brian Carter Cellars

Named Washington State’s 2015 Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest, Brian Carter Cellars believes that every bottle should help create memories, connect people, and enrich our lives.


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