Southern Oregon wines win honors at State Fair
Wines from Rogue Valley and Illinois Valley vineyards won a host of awards at the Oregon State Fair last week, including a Best of Show Red Wine nod to Cave Junction's Bridgeview Vineyards for its 2000 pinot noir.
Bridgeview took the Best Buy Award for the same wine, which retails for &
36;9.95. Bridgeview's 1999 cabernet sauvignon, priced at &
36;10 under the Siskiyou Vineyards/Bear Creek Winery label, also took a best buy award.
Gold medals went to Bridgeview for the 2000 pinot noir and to Griffin Creek Vineyard for its 1999 cabernet sauvignon. Griffin Creek is a unit of Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Silver medals went to Bridgeview for the 2000 Blue Moon pinot noir and 2001 early muscat; as well as to Griffin Creek, which took medals for its 1999 syrah and its 2000 viognier. Bridgeview, under the Siskiyou Vineyards label, took silver medals for a 2000 La Cave Rouge and a 1999 cabernet sauvignon.
Bronze medals went to Bridgeview for four wines, a 2000 merlot, a 2000 cabernet/merlot, a 2000 chardonnay and the 2000 Blue Moon chardonnay; Griffin Creek for a 1999 merlot; and Table Rock, a Rogue Valley wine label owned by Willamette Valley Vineyards, for its 1999 merlot.