Gilles Nicault was honored to be named Winemaker of the Year in the 11th Annual Washington Wine Awards.
Our White Wine of the Year is a collaboration between Armin Diel of Schlossgut Diel in Germany and our 2016 Winemaker of the Year, Gilles Nicault of Walla Walla–based Long Shadows.
Every year the Seattle magazine Washington Wine Awards takes measure of the top wines in the state. The 2011 Pedestal was named Merlot of the Year.
Allen Shoup, who lead Ste. Michelle Wine Estates for 17 years before launching world-famous Long Shadows Vintners, will be the 2014 inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.
Political blogs in our nation's capital are buzzing with the choice of wine for tonight's State Dinner at the White House for French President Francois Hollande, and Washington state will be represented by Long Shadows Vintners' 2009 Chester-Kidder.
Visionary businessman Allen Shoup, wine writer Harvey Steiman and longtime vineyard manager Kent Waliser have been named as the honorees of the 26th annual Auction of Washington Wines.
Wine Spectator chose the 2009 Pedestal Merlot (rated 95 points) as the #11 most exciting wine of the year, and the top rated Washington wine.
The editors at Wine Enthusiast chose their Top 100 Cellar Selections, and the 2008 Pirouette (rated 98 points) was ranked #2 in the world.
Washington wine pioneer and Long Shadows Vintners founder Allen Shoup, will be honored with the Sunset Western Wine Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Shoup is the second recipient of this extraordinary honor, which Sunset began awarding in 2010 to a person in the wine industry who has contributed the majority of their life towards furthering the quality and reputation of wine in the West.
In their annual review of the year's top wines, Poet's Leap Riesling was once again chosen by the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of the very best wines from around the world. It was named the #7 most coveted wine in 2010, and the top rated wine from Washington state.