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Wine Competition Results
The 2023 wine competition was held on March 18 featuring 97 wines submitted by 24 wineries.A panel of five judges boasting decades of experience in the wine industry scored each of the wines using a 20-point scale. It was a very difficult decision to arrive at the Best of Show selections for both red and white wines. Attendees of the UnWined event that evening cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award. Click here to read the full press release.
2023: Wine Competition Results
Best of Show RED: K & M Wines, Syrah – Seven Hills Vineyard, 2020
Patrick McElligott is a 5th generation native Oregonian raised on a wheat and cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon, where a sign on the house fence proclaims, “Welcome to the real middle of nowhere.” He has been a member of the Oregon wine industry from May 1980, and has worked in retail, quality control, consulting, and sales and marketing during that time. He is the first member of the Oregon Wine Industry to present a bottle of Oregon wine to a high official of the USSR, Yuri Dubinin, ambassador to the USA, in 1988. He has been a wine judge for most of that time, and is the only remaining original faculty member in the Chemeketa Community College Winemaking and Viticulture program, where he wrote 3 of the tasting courses and currently teaches one of them. He presently works sales and marketing for Sineann Winery, near Newberg, Oregon, his primary employment.