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Great Northwest Wine – Williamson Vineyards young Albariño rises to top of 2020 Idaho Wine Competition
The Williamson family has been looking for a distinctively different dry white wine to pour in their tasting room on Idaho’s historic Sunnyslope in the Snake River Valley.
Judges at the 2020 Idaho Wine Competition believe the Williamsons made a delicious decision when they planted the brilliant Spanish white grape Albariño. The Williamson Vineyards 2019 Albariño was voted as best of show, topping a field of 160 entries.
On Thursday, Aug. 27, five Idaho wineries will meet at the historic Parma Motor-Vu Drive-In northwest of Boise and pour for 90 minutes ahead of sunset. At nightfall, the Motor-Vu will begin showing Sideways – the 2004 dram-com that championed Pinot Noir, did a disservice to Merlot and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2005.
In the not so distant past, COVID-19 could have been the name of a contemporary winery overlooking a sprawling vineyard, or the name on the label of some bold new release.