FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact:
Brian Carter and Michael Stevens
Brian Carter Cellars
BRIAN CARTER CELLARS HONORED AS 2015 WASHINGTON WINERY OF THE YEAR
Wine Press Northwest Raises a Glass to Craftsman of “…some of Washington’s most graceful and energetic wines.”
Woodinville Washington — There is no greater honor than receiving an accolade from the discerning media, and Brian Carter has just received a landmark one. Wine Press Northwest, the quarterly magazine focused on the wines of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, has just announced the selection of Brian Carter Cellars as 2015 Washington Winery of the Year. This highly regarded award is based on a set of criteria including longevity, quality, reputation, industry involvement, facilities and other considerations. A winery may win the award only once. The judging is conducted by Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman, editors and publishers of Great Northwest Wine (Andy is also wine columnist for The Seattle Times) along with Gregg McConnell, publisher and editor of Wine Press Northwest.
Led by industry pioneers and innovators Brian Carter and Mike Stevens, the win comes on the cusp of the 10th anniversary of Brian Carter Cellars “little yellow tasting room”. Opened in 2006, it is now a major draw for millennials to boomers in Woodinville wine country, where dedicated and knowledgeable members of the winery team pour award winning wines and hold highly popular special events for wine club members.
Twice touted as “Winemaker of the Year” by Washington Magazine and the only three-time recipient of the Pacific Northwest Enological Society’s Grand Prize, Brian Carter has also been the Honored Vintner at the Auction of Washington Wines, and won the Industry Service Award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers. Educator and mentor, Brian chairs the Wine Advisory Committee that makes recommendations on how state funds are spent on wine and grape research at Washington State University. With nearly 30 vintages of experience under his belt, Brian can often be found roaming the vineyards of Washington State’s top growers.
The article announcing the winner of the 2015 Washington Winery of the Year appears in the just released spring issue of Washington Wine Press magazine or can be found online at http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/03/16/3450869/washington-winery-of-the-year.html. For more information about Brian Carter Cellars go to www.briancartercellars.com.
# # # #
Executive Editor, LuxeBeatMag.com
Luxe Beat Magazine Digital Editions now online at http://luxebeatmag.com/magazine/
Freelance Lifestyle Journalist
Member: International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)
Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Member: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Follow me: @maralynhill
We welcome press releases on the food, wine, travel, and items related to the hospitality industry. We receive emails with more than we can post to our service. If you would like to post a press release, please click the the submission tab to get the form to upload your release. You can also upload three photos. It will go in pending and be scheduled, unless it is unappropriate. This will enable more of you to have your releases up in a timely manner.