Not All Treasure is Silver & Gold
Media Contact: Stephanie Bell
Eleven Winery, Marketing Manager
( 206 ) 780.0905
Not All Treasure Is Silver and Gold
Bainbridge Island, WA., July 1, 2019 —Eleven Winery (Eleven) has been awarded three Gold and four Silver medals in the 2019 Washington State Wine Competition (WSWC). The Gold Medalists include the 2018 Pinot Grigio, 2018 Chenin Blanc, and the 2018 Mourvèdre-The Prodigy. The four Silver medalists include the 2017 Ratio: Rosso [flagship red blend], 2018 La Primavera [Rosé], 2017 Syrah, and the 2017 Malbec.
The WSWC began in 1980 and continues to assess the quality of Washington (WA) State wines. The competition is operated by Great Northwest Wine and all wines are judged by some of the top wine professionals throughout WA state; including journalists, winemakers, retailers, and educators. “The Washington State Wine Competition also serves as a fundraiser for the next generation of Washington winemakers, as proceeds from the judging fund a scholarship at Yakima Valley College’s winemaking program” (Great Northwest Wine).
Eleven Winery’s Mad Scientist and Wino-in-Chief, Matt Albee brings innovation, creativity, and old-world style into his winemaking. Producing great wine requires careful study, meticulous preparation, and long hours of hard work (not to mention many hours behind the wheel traveling to far-off locations). Albee’s deep experience in the lab, the kitchen, and on the road prepared him well for the day that he first wandered into the cellar. For Albee, winemaking encompasses all that is important in life: respect for the earth, hard work, and careful study, sharing experiences with friends and family, and at the end of the day, enjoying a delicious meal with a great glass of wine.
About Eleven Winery
At Eleven Winery, we’re all about making great wine, and making it fun! We believe the better the wine, the more fun you’ll have, whether you’re new to wine or an expert. And while we’re at it, we figure we’ll make the world a better place, too, by working sustainably and donating a portion of our profits to charity. We produce a variety of red, white and dessert wines, about 4,000 cases altogether, with a focus on Mourvèdre and Viognier. Our wines are made from grapes that are grown in eastern Washington, brought back to Bainbridge Island and made into wine there. We are one of seven wineries on the island, founded in 2003. We have a tasting room on Bainbridge Island at 287 Winslow Way East that is open 12-8pm, 7 days. The winery location at 7671 NE Day Road is open for tours and tastings Thursday – Sunday 11am-5pm throughout the year, with live music every Saturday. More information at www.elevenwinery.com.