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Brian Carter Cellars
July 26, 2018 | Brian Carter Cellars

Brian Carter Cellars Honored at 2018 Northwest Wine Summit

Brian Carter Cellars was awarded the “Winery of Distinction” award at the 23rd annual Northwest Wine Summit, for capturing twelve medals across a full spectrum of styles.  

Brian Carter Cellars was awarded four ‘Best of Category’ for 2013 Le Coursier, 2013 Solesce, 2013 Ace, and 2015 Opulento. 

Brian Carter is “deeply honored to have Brian Carter Cellars chosen for this highly competitive award, especially in a year where we are remembering Parks Redwine. This award along with the many honors we have received is a great tribute to the Washington growers who provide us with such superlative grapes and to my hardworking staff who continue to contribute to making Brian Carter Cellars great.”

The founder of the Competition Parks Redwine recently passed away on June 3, 2018.  His illness developed during this year’s competition.  Parks founded the Northwest Wine Summit in 1996, he truly loved the northwest and he championed their wines and producers at each opportunity.

The current team that manages the Northwest Wine Summit and the Redwine family plan to continue the competition and have incorporated memorial awards in the honor and memory of H. Parks Redwine.

Approximately 320 producers of wines, ciders, sake and spirits produced in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This year’s judging was held in British Columbia and Hood River, Oregon, at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Details of the competition can be found at

Best of Category/Gold Medal
2015 Opulento
2013 Le Coursier
2013 Solesce

Silver Medal
2015 Abracadabra Red
2014 Byzance
2013 Tuttorosso
2014 Trentenaire
2014 ONE Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze Medal
2016 Oriana
2014 Corrida
2014 ONE Syrah