In early October, we conducted the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.
For the past couple of weeks, we've been taking a look at the top red wines, and now we will review some of the white wines that earned gold medals.
Of particular interest is the broad range of varieties and styles featured, from the Spanish Albariño to the German Siegerrebe to the French Semillon to a Chardonnay from the cool Columbia Gorge.
These are exciting wines worth tracking down. Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly.