Our highlights include: Tightrope Winery in Naramata, B.C., won six gold medals. The winery also won six gold medals in last year’s competition. - March 16, 2017
By: Great Northwest wine
“Wow, 2015 was not an easy year for making white wines,” Palencia told Great Northwest Wine. “This award speaks to the quality of the vineyards.”
Palencia used grapes from Spanish Castle and Evergreen Vineyard, both owned by the Milbrandt brothers. Ryan Flanagan is the vineyard manager for both.
Albariño is a relatively obscure grape from the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. It is known for its clean flavors and, thanks to naturally bright acidity, it pairs beautifully with food. Palencia said he enjoys pairing Albariño with such foods as shellfish, ceviche and a variety of Mexican foods.