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4th Annual Cascadia Wine Competition

  • Columbia Gorge Hotel Hood River, OR (map)
Cascadia Wine Competition

The largest judging of Pacific Northwest wine, staged at one of the West Coast’s oldest hotels in Hood River, Oregon, has a new name: the Cascadia Wine Competition.

Great Northwest Wine will assemble more than 20 wine professionals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia at the Columbia Gorge Hotel to seek out and put the spotlight on the region’s top bottlings.

For its first three years, the Cascadia Wine Competition was called the Great Northwest Wine Competition. This year, the name was changed to differentiate it from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, the judging organized in October by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. The event also is held at the hotel built in 1921 by timber magnate Simon Benson.

This winter’s Cascadia Wine Competition will be staged March 15-17. The judging will be expanded by a day in anticipation of surpassing last year’s record-setting 1,204 entries, which represented more than 250 Pacific Northwest wineries.

Learn more at:

Competition directors

  • Eric Degerman —, 509-727-4317
  • Andy Perdue —, 509-727-4316

Chief judge

  • Ken Robertson — columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.


Enter the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition