The Tasting Panel Magazine started in 2007 and is now the most widely distributed beverage trade magazine in the county. Their collective reporting seeks to “enhance the joy of wine and spirits for the trade and the public.”
We’re happy to share that our 2016 Estate Burning Desire Cabernet Franc has once again received high marks in their September 2019 edition. It’s fitting that this month they’re “Seriously Smitten” with our award-winning wine.
Read more about us on page 74…. HERE
Jeb Dunnuck is a wine reviewer, formally with Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.
Dunnuck’s goal with JebDunnuck.com is to provide insight and up-to-date information that can’t be found anywhere else. “Too often today, the ‘story’ behind a wine is put before the quality of a wine,” Dunnuck said. “I want to help consumers cut through the marketing and the spin and zero in on what’s in the glass.”
Not ones to boast, but we’re very proud of his reviews of our wines!
2017 Hard Row to Hoe Bordello Blanc 90 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe Barbera 91 points
2016 Burning Desire Cabernet Franc 94 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe Cabernet Sauvignon 92 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe Pinot Nior 91 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe Primitivo 88 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe Syrah 91 points
2016 Hard Row to Hoe S & M 91 points
2106 Hard Row to Hoe Tempranillo 90 points
A panel of winemakers, viticulturists, wine buyers, writers and restaurateurs from the west coat met for the annual Cascadia International Wine Competition in April. One of the judges was Erin Kirschenmann, managing editor of Wine Business Monthly magazine.
“The Cascadia International Wine Competition was a great opportunity to taste the incredible range of Pacific Northwest wines..” Kirschenmann said. “It’s wonderful to see the Pacific Northwest wine industry to continue to build on itself, producing wines of ever-higher quality by those who are truly passionate about their regions.”
Hard Row to Hoe is proud to announce that we were honored with the following awards:
Double gold medal- Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2018 Happy Ending White Dessert Wine, Lake Chelan
Gold medal- Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2016 Petite Sirah, Red Mountain
Silver medal- Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards 2016 S&M, Lake Chelan
Read more about the competition here.
In this enlightening article, owner and winemaker Judy Phelps explains the origins of the Lake Chelan AVA. The mountains, the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Lake Chelan, rolling hills of apple orchards and vineyards provide a gorgeous backdrop as visitors travel around the valley. Explore the history of our wonderful Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area here.
As if you need more reasons to visit Lake Chelan AVA and Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards.
“People are here on vacation, so when they go out wine tasting, we want to offer a laid-back experience. Naughty nuances helps break the ice for people” -winemaker Judy Phelps.
Find the Seattle Times article here and we’ll see you at the winery for some fun soon!
Do you follow us on Twitter? It is a great place to get current information on what is going on at the winery. Follow us (@HardRow) and other notable twitter accounts written by women. Here is a great list to get started with written by Amber LeBeau, find her on twitter @SpitbucketBlog.
Sustainable Wenatchee is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting a culture of environmental stewardship. They asked us to write a guest post about our Salmon Safe and Sustainable vineyard practices. Read it here.
Scores for some of our 2016 red wines have been published by Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines in the February edition. Burning Desire Cabernet Franc 19/20 points, Cabernet Sauvignon 19+/20 points, S&M 19/20 Points and Bordello Blanc 18.5+/20 points. Subscription required to read online Review of Washington Wine
Margot Savell writes about Washington State wine in her blog ‘Write for Wine: It’s Wine O’Clock Somwhere’. She has been writing about wine since 1997 and really knows her stuff. She only writes about wines she loves and here she weights in on our 2016 Burning Desire Cabernet Franc as ‘one of her favorite Washington State Cab Franc”. Read the review here.