BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
The Seattle Wine Awards is the largest and most prestigious wine recognition program in the state. This awards program offers Washington wineries an opportunity to be evaluated by a Tasting Panel of local, regional, national and international wine industry professionals in a single-blind setting proofed and vetted by certified sommeliers.
SNIFF, SWIRL, SIP & TASTE
200 POINT SCORING SYSTEM
The Tasting Panel will sniff, swirl, sip, taste, consider and review each wine for aroma, flavor, balance, typicity, correctness, character, complexity and finish. Our evaluation criteria include: Aroma/Bouquet + Flavor/Palate + Balance/Complexity + Typicity/Character + Overall Impression reflected in scoring via a modified 200 point scoring system with the top (wines) earning: Best of Class; Diamond of The Decade; Double Gold; Gold; Silver; and Bronze; ~ Grand Awards of Excellence.
This recognition and subsequent accolades provide substantive marketing highlights and talking points which will further engage your club members, sales staff and tasting room customers alike.
RECOGNITION & ACCOLADES
Award winning wines must achieve professional consensus where they earn Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence in their respective price/style/variety categories. This recognition and subsequent accolades provide substantive marketing highlights and talking points which will further engage your club members, sales staff and tasting room customers alike. Each award-winning winery will receive a beautiful high-quality foil embossed award certificate and the opportunity to use logos for promotion.