On February 11, 2012, three of Westport Winery’s recent releases earned medals at the 24th Annual Florida State Fair International Wine Competition in Tampa, Florida. Bella, Pineapple Express, and Shiver Me Timbers all brought home bronze medals.
Bella—evoking the Twilight theme on its label—is a blend of Primativo, Refosco, Tempranillo, Barbera, Merlot and Syrah. The Mt. Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross benefits from a portion of the proceeds from this beautiful wine.
Pineapple Express is a Roberts’ family favorite due to its link to their Hawaiian roots. A portion of this blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pineapple benefits the YMCA of Grays Harbor.
Another tropical wine suited to Florida or Hawaii, but famous on the Washington coast is Shiver Me Timbers, the winery’s late harvest Riesling blended with passsionfruit, orange and guava. As is fitting to the name, a portion of the proceeds of this wine benefits Grays Harbor’s Habitat For Humanity.
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Westport Winery has several wine club members who live in Florida, so they were delighted to send these wines to compete with over 1000 entries from other wineries around the world. Putting Grays Harbor on the wine world’s map is a wonderful side benefit as the winery pursues international recognition for their wines.
While we continue to experience the effects of winter it’s the perfect time to sample these tropical treasures at Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the outdoor sculpture garden and unique grape maze. The winery is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The winery’s Farm to Fork restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). Dinner is offered on Friday and Saturday from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. and reservations are recommended. The winery’s bakery, tasting bar, and gift shop is open daily at 11 a.m. For more information call 360-648-2224.
1 South Arbor Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch