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Cheers to 2021

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Virtual Member’s Only Blending Competition as well as our Past Champions returning to compete in our very first Winner’s Circle Competition!
We’ve provided the bracket details so you can look back to see how it all played out!  
 
The lucky winners will receive 1 case of the Member’s Only blend, their name immortalized on every bottle, and bragging rights for the next year! Congrats to the 2021 Champions!

2021 Member's Only

Blending Competition Winner

Peter Johnson

45% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 43% Mourvèdre

Winner's Circle Champion

Mike Davison

63% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre

Our Special Judges

Of course, would also like to thank our special Judges for taking the time to help in this competition! 

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw is the Communications Director at the Washington State Wine Commission, where she manages strategic communications, industry outreach, and media relations.

Heather has been in the wine industry for 10 years, with previous experience at the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Jackson Family Wines. She began her career as a journalist, working at TV stations in Yakima and Seattle. A UW grad and native of Vancouver, Washington, Heather now lives in Snohomish with her husband and two very busy small children.

Breanna Beike

Chef Breanna Beike settled in Woodinville with her husband Chris after they got married in 2016. She loves the wine country lifestyle and being at the heart of a premier wine tourism area. She quickly decided to open a community-driven restaurant in her new hometown.

Bre and her team know their wines, and they’ve built an award-winning list that reflects local and deliberate world wine selections.

Josh Wade

Josh started the Nectar brand in 2010 with a wine blog and then transitioned to a brick and mortar location called Nectar Tasting Room (now Nectar Catering and Events).

Josh opened Nectar Wine and Beer in 2015 while expanding the event centers. Josh is also the co-owner of Bark, A Rescue Pub at 905 N Washington.

Sarah Wolcott

Well-traveled wine professional with 15+ years getting to know the global world of wine inside and out. Wine MBA, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux.

Sarah Wolcott puts the energy and creativity into WoW Communications. Illuminating wine brands and regions with inspired, content driven marketing strategies and campaigns; enlightening press trips and media relationships; educational (and fun!) consumer and trade events.

Share your blending experience along the way for all to see in the feed below by posting on Social Media!
#ANamazingblend2021 & #ancwine

PAST WINNERS

HALL OF FAME

45% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 43% Mourvèdre

50% Mourvèdre, 42% Syrah, 8% Grenache Blend

60% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre Blend

68% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre Blend

57% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 13% Mourvedre Blend

40% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 2% Viognier Blend

43% Grenache, 42% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre Blend

56% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre Blend

64% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre Blend

60% Grenache, 37% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre Blend

61% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 16% Syrah, 2% Viognier Blend

44% Grenache,  31% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 11% Counoise, 2% Viognier Blend

Participant Testimonials

Tickets on sale now

This year our Member’s Only competition will once again be Virtual!
Join us for this exclusive Wine Club Member-only event to discover the perfect blend for our next Member’s Only Red Blend. You could be the next blending champion! The winner will receive 1 case of the Member’s Only blend, their name immortalized on every bottle, and bragging rights for the next year.
April 10, 2021 | 3:00pm | Virtual Blending Session

April 24, 2021 | 3:00pm | Winner Announced

Member’s Only Blending Competition Ticket | $85
Bring all your wine knowledge to the table to create the next Member’s Only Blend. We give you all the components and tools to create your perfect blend. True to our motto ‘Serious Wine – Fun people’ this event includes a little friendly competition among your fellow blenders and all blind judging makes this a legit blending game!
Zoom sessions will introduce you to the process and your fellow competitors and then we will meet again to announce the 2021 Winner.
Wine Club Member’s Only Spectator Ticket | $40
We love our Fans! As a spectator, you can join in the fun festivities of the Member’s Only Blending Competition without the pressure of competing! We will provide you with the components so you can sip along with those that are blending. 
Don’t forget your pom-poms!

Tickets are only available online!
 
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