Local wineries win awards

December 6, 2018

Craftsman Cellars won a double gold at the recent Tri-Cities Wine Festival.

The 40th annual event was held in November in Kennewick. And Craftsman’s 2015 Left Bank red wine blend took home one of the top awards.

Left Bank is a traditional Bordeaux blend of 67 percent cabernet sauvignon, 22 percent merlot, and 11 percent cabernet franc.

Craftsman’s 2015 cabernet franc also won silver medal at the same event.

The winery is owned by Greg and Margo Shelman, who focus on Old World-style reds aged in new French oak.

Craftsman Cellars is at 1194 W. Summit Parkway in Spokane’s Kendall Yards neighborhood. Call (509) 413-2434. On the web: www.craftsmanwinery.com.

Craftsman Cellars wasn’t the only winery in the region to win awards at the festival.

Pend d’Oreille Winery won gold medals for its 2016 merlot, riesling and L’Oeuvre Reserve Red. It’s at 301 Cedar Street in Sandpoint. Call (208) 265-8545. On the web: http://powine.com.

And the Red Mountain-based Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, which has a tasting room in downtown Spokane, won silver medals at the event for three wines: its 2014 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Arch Terrace Rose and 2015 Arch Terrace Syrah.

Terra Blanca also won three bronze awards for its 2015 Arch Terrace Malbec, 2014 Onyx and 2014 Signature Series Titan.

Find Terra Blanca in Spokane at 926 W. Sprague Ave., Suite 100. Call (509) 340-9140. On the web: www.terrablanca.com.

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