After tasting many (and we mean many) bottles of wine, the judges have chosen winners in the West’s hottest wine competition.

Wine Glasses and Bottles
Thomas J. Story

How do you choose the perfect bottle of wine? Well, 37 judges were tasked with deciding just that for our 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition. Our expert panel—which included winemakers, wine journalists, master sommeliers, and more—judged hundreds upon hundreds of bottles to find the very best in all categories. Take a look at the winners in Best of Class, Double Gold, and Gold below.

Lake Chelan Winery - Wapato Point CellarsCabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley2018Best of the Best; Best of Show - Red Wine
E&J Gallo Winery - Black BoxRed SangriaNVBest of Show - Boxed Wine
Maker Wine CompanyMuscat CanelliLake County2021Best of Show - Canned Wine
Portland Cider Co.Strawberry PineappleYamhill CountyNVBest of Show - Cider
Baldacci Family Vineyards
Late Harvest Gewürztraminer—Buy It!
Los Carneros (Sonoma)2019Best of Show - Dessert/Late Harvest
Fortino WineryPomegranateCaliforniaNVBest of Show - Fruit
Del Rio Vineyards - Del Rio Vineyard EstateGrenache RoséRogue Valley2021Best of Show - Rosé Wine
Domaine CarnerosBrutCarneros2018Best of Show - Sparkling Wine
Dry Creek VineyardDry Chenin BlancClarksburg2021Best of Show - White Wine

Now that you’ve seen the best, check out the rest:

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