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Seattle Wine Awards 2009

June 11, 2009

Over 760 Washington wines were reviewed by some of the area’s most accomplished and recognized wine wine barrels seawineawardsprofessionals.

“The goal of the Seattle Wine Awards is to recognize, celebrate and promote excellence in Washington wine by honoring the best red and white wines in varietal/price categories with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze – Grand Awards of Excellence. In addition, the Seattle Wine Awards also recognizes by consensus, the highest quality Washington wines with the honor of Vintner’s Award – Outstanding Washington Wine.”

The judges for this years Seattle Wine Awards are:

Thomas Price ~ Metropolitan Grill, Advanced Sommelier

Amy Mumma ~ Central Washington University World Wine Program

Tim O’Brien ~ Salty’s Restaurant, Director of Wine 

Lisa Rongren ~ The Herbfarm Restaurant, Sommelier

Mark Takagi ~ Metropolitan Markets, Director of Fine Wine

Jake Kosseff ~ Kosseff Wine Consulting and Founder of Extraordinary Dining Society

Jeff Fournier ~ Esquin Wine Merchants

Ole Thompson ~ Wild Ginger & The Triple Door, Director of Wine

Rob Ord ~ International Sommelier Guild

Ryan Allison ~ Cellar 46, Owner

Bob Bain ~ NW Wine Specialist

David LeClaire ~ Wine Events & Promotions, Seattle Uncorked

Gerry Warren ~ Seattle Wine Society, Board of Directors

Join the fun, taste the wine, meet the winemakers and enjoy fine food at the inaugural Seattle Wine Awards Grand Awards Tasting to be held at The Rainier Club this Sunday, June 14.

Go to or call Christopher Chan, (206) 853-4677

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