Schmidt Family wins multiple top honors at WOW

Schmidt Family wins multiple top honors at WOW

Schmidt Family Vineyards became the first winery to win multiple best of show awards at the 10th annual Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival.

There were nine double-gold medal, or unanimous, winners in the 2012 festival, featuring 182 wines from 47 wineries. All told, organizers awarded 19 gold medals and 82 silver medals.

Best of show honors for white wine went to Schmidt Family Vineyards for its 2011 Albariño. Schmidt Family Vineyards also won best of show honors for red wine for its 2009 tempranillo, the second year in a row that a tempranillo has been awarded best of show. Quady North won best of show in the other wine category for its 2012 rosé.

In all, Schmidt Family Vineyards captured eight medals and Troon Vineyard six, while Brandborg Winery, Slagle Creek Vineyard and Quady North produced five medal winners each. Schmidt, Troon and Slagle Creek are all based in the Applegate Valley, Quady North in Jacksonville and Brandborg in Elkton.

The double gold medal winning wines will be featured at the Gold Rush Dinner, prepared by Jacksonville Inn, on Friday, Aug. 24. Ticket information is available at

Abacela Winery 2009 Estate Grown Port

Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2011 Gewürtztraminer

Ledger David 2010 Orion's Nebula

Pebblestone Cellars 2008 Syrah

Pebblestone Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Albariño

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Tempranillo

Quady North 2011 Rosé

Quady North 2009 Arsenal

Abacela Winery 2009 Estate Grown Malbec

Abacela Winery 2011 Estate Grown Grenache Rosé

Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery 2010 Black Beauty Tempranillo

Cuckoo's Nest Cellars 2011 Aromatíque

Del Rio Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Delfino Vineyards 2010 Tempranillo

Foris Vineyards and Winery 2008 Cabernet Franc — Siskiyou Terrace

Kriselle Cellars 2009 Tempranillo

Pebblestone Cellars 2011 Viognier

Slagle Creek Vineyard 2008 Syrah

Abacela Winery 2007 Reserve Tempranillo

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2008 Estate Bottled Petite Sirah

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2009 Estate Bottled Syrah

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Weeknight White

Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2008 Love Puppets Pinot Noir

Brandborg Vineyard and Winery 2009 Riesling

Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery 2009 Blue Moon Pinot Noir

Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery 2009 Black Beauty Syrah

Caprice Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Carpenter Hill Vineyard 2009 Petite Sirah

Cliff Creek Cellars 2006 Claret

Cliff Creek Cellars 2008 Merlot

Cliff Creek Cellars 2006 Estate Grown Syrah

Cuckoo's Nest Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris

Cuckoo's Nest Cellars 2009 Two Birds

Daisy Creek Vineyard 2009 Malbec

Del Rio Vineyards 2010 Claret

Delfino Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Delfino Vineyards 2010 Syrah

Folin Cellars 2008 Syrah

Foris Vineyards and Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Foris Vineyards and Winery 2010 Pinot Blanc

Grizzly Peak Winery & Vineyards 2010 Malbec

Henry Estate Winery 2010 Müller Thurgau

Kriselle Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc

Kriselle Cellars 2010 Viognier

LaBrasseur Vineyard 2010 Ethan Cole

LaBrasseur Vineyard 2011 Riesling

LaBrasseur Vineyard 2010 Syrah

Ledger David 2010 Chardonnay

Ledger David 2010 Sangiovese

Fly High and Longsword Vineyards 2010 Invitation Chardonnay

Misty Oaks Vineyard 2011 Julio's Hill Pinot Gris

Misty Oaks Vineyard 2009 Stuckagain Heights Pinot Noir

Misty Oaks Vineyard 2008 Gobblers Knob Red Blend

Belle Fiore Winery 2009 Monte Fiore Cabernet Franc

Belle Fiore Winery 2009 Monte Fiore Syrah

Pebblestone Cellars 2008 Cabernet Franc

Pebblestone Cellars 2008 Merlot

Plaisance Ranch 2010 Ranch Red

Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars 2011 Sémillon

Quady North 2008 Syrah — Steelhead Run Vineyard

Quady North 2009 Syrah — Mae's Vineyard

Quady North 2011 Pistoleta

Red Lily Vineyards 2007 Tempranillo

Rocky Knoll Vineyard 2008 Dunbar Red

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc

RoxyAnn Winery 2011 Pinot Gris

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Sky Hill Red

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Syrah

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Malbec

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Merlot

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Mighty Mac Red

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Syrah

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Viognier

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Roussanne

Schultz Wines 2010 Blessed Merlot

Serra Vineyards 2007 Bendock Estate

Serra Vineyards 2011 Rosa Marie Rosé

Slagle Creek Vineyard 2009 Estate Merlot

Slagle Creek Vineyard 2008 Estate Reserve Red

Slagle Creek Vineyard 2009 Pini Tempranillo

Slagle Creek Vineyard 2010 Clover

Soloro Vineyard 2010 Blood Stain

Soloro Vineyard 2007 Grenache

Soloro Vineyard 2010 Syrah

Soloro Vineyard 2010 Thunderegg Cut

South Stage Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

South Stage Cellars 2009 Grenache

South Stage Cellars 2008 Alchemy

Spangler Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Spangler Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Petite Sirah

Tesóaria Vineyard & Winery 2010 Éponyme

Tesóaria Vineyard & Winery 2011 Dolcetto

Trium Wines 2007 Growers' Cuvée

Troon Vineyard 2009 Old Vine Meritage

Troon Vineyard 2010 Chardonnay

Troon Vineyard 2010 Insomnia Port

Troon Vineyard 2008 Syrah Reserve

Troon Vineyard 2011 Foundation '72 Vermentino

Troon Vineyard 2010 Kubli Bench Zinfandel

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