awards
Any visitor to our Hood River winery and tasting room will notice a multitude of local, national, and international awards. To some, these awards are quite impressive. But others have some degree of skepticism. Only about 1/3 of wineries send their wines to competition. At Cathedral Ridge, we believe that it is important to send wines to competition and for independent appraisal for a few reasons:

 First, good wines need objective criticism to contextualize them in current industry standards. When walking into a winery, do you want to pay $10 for a tasting only to find out the winery is pouring cheap, industrial wine? Awards give us an outside authority to tell our customers that our wine is worth the prices we charge.

Also, awards get our name into the community. There are a lot of good wines out there, and as a small, craft winery, if we don’t take the big wineries on in objective competition, we run the risk of being invisible to the wine community purely because of our limited case production.

Finally, we have confidence in our wines, our winemaking team, and our tasting room team. As a team we seek to constantly improve, and we see nothing wrong with a little competitive spirit to help that process along.

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Wine & Spirits Magazine Ratings:

91:  2007 Bordheauxd Red

90: 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve

Wine Spectator Ratings:

89:   2006 Syrah Reserve

88:   2006 Syrah

“Best of Show Pinot Noir”

Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir – NW Wine Summit 2013

Double Gold Medal

2008 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2006 Syrah-San Francisco International Wine Competition

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Gold Medals

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – NW Wine Summit 2013

2010 Syrah – Astoria Seafood and Wine Competition 2013

2010 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir Reserve – PDX Wine and Seafood

2010 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir – NW Wine Summit 2013

2009 Chardonnay Reserve – SF International Wine Competition 2012

2008 Syrah – Northwest Wine Summit 2012

2008 Syrah – Savor Northwest  2012

2009 Dampier Pinot Noir – Astoria Seafood and Wine Comp 2012

2008 Rock Star Red – Northwest Wine Summit 2011

2009 Chardonnay – Astoria Wine and Seafood Competition

 

2008 Dampier Pinot Noir – 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2008 Merlot – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Tri-cities Wine Festival

2006 Syrah Reserve – Northwest Wine Summit

2007 Zinfandel-Northwest Wine Summit

2006 Reserve Syrah-Seafood and Wine Festival Newport, OR

2006 Syrah-McMinnville, OR Wine & Food Classic

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon-U.S. Professional Wine Buyer’s

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon-Crab Festival Wine Competition Astoria

2007 Pinot Noir-Seattle Wine Awards

 

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Silver Medals

2009 Rock Star Red – Great NW Wine Competition

2010 Syrah – 2013 Great NW Wine Competition

2010 Rusty Red  – 2013 Great NW Wine Competition

2010 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2013 SF Chronicle Wine Comp

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – NW Wine Summit 2013

2009 Chardonnay Reserve – AWS Commercial Wine Comp 2012

2009 Syrah – NW Wine Summit 2013

2009 Syrah – American Wine Society Commerical Wine Comp 2012

2008 Rock Star Red – SF International Wine Competition

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Northwest Wine Summit 2012

2007 Syrah Reserve– Oregon Wine Awards 2012

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Oregon Wine Awards 2012

2010 Chardonnay – Oregon Wine Awards 2012

2010 Chardonnay – Astoria Seafood and Wine Fest 2012

2009 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir – Savor Northwest 2012

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Savor Northwest 2012

2008 Rock Star Red – Savor Northwest 2012

2008 Bordheauxd Red – Savor Northwest 2012

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Portland Seafood and Wine Festival 2012

2008 Cabernet Reserve – SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

2009 Chardonnay Reserve – SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

2008 Syrah – Northwest Food and Wine Festival 2011

2008 Syrah – Northwest Wine Summit 2011

 

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Northwest Wine Summit 2011

2009 Chardonnay – Northwest Wine Summit 2011

2008 Zinfandel – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2009 Chardonnay – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2007 Syrah – Astoria Wine and Seafood Competition

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Portland Seafood and Wine Festival

2008 Zinfandel – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2009 Chardonnay – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2007 Bordheauxd Red – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2007 Rock Star Red – Northwest Wine Summit

2007 Bordheauxd Red – Tri-Cities Wine Festival

2008 Chardonnay Reserve – Northwest Wine Summit

2008 Pinot Gris – Northwest Wine Summit

2008 Pinot Noir – Northwest Wine Summit

2008 Dampier Pinot Noir – Northwest Wine Summit

2007 Cab/Merlot-Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon- Finger Lakes Int. Wine Competition

2007 Rock Star Red- Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve-Northwest Wine Summit

2007 Zinfandel Reserve-San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2007 Zinfandel-Seattle Wine Awards

2007 Bordheauxd Red-The Dallas Morn News Wine Competition

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Bronze Medals

2009 Chardonnay – Savor NW 2012

2009 Zinfandel – Savor NW 2012

2008 Syrah – Portland Seafood and Wine Festival 2012

2009 Chardonnay – SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – Northwest Food and Wine Festival 2011

2008 Zinfandel – Northwest Wine Summit 2011

2007 Syrah – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2008 Bangsund Pinot Noir – Oregon Wine Awards 2011

2008 Dampier Pinot Noir – McMinnville SIP Wine and Seafood Classic

2009 Chardonnay – Portland Seafood and Wine Festival

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2006 Cabernet Reserve – Northwest Wine Summit

2008 Cabernet/Merlot – Northwest Wine Summit 

2007 Syrah – Northwest Wine Summit

 

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Northwest Wine Summit

2007 Zinfandel – US Professional Wine Buyers Competition

2007 Bordheauxd Red – US Professional Wine Buyers Competition

2008 Chardonnay – US Professional Wine Buyers Competition

2008 Chardonnay – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2008 Riesling – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2007 Syrah – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2007 Bordheauxd Red – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2007 Chardonnay – Oregon State Fair

2007 Pinot Noir – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – U.S. Professional Wine Buyer’s Comp

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon-McMinnville, OR Wine & Food Classic

2007 Huber Vineyard Pinot Noir-Crab Festival Wine Competition