WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A winery that has experienced incredible challenges the past four years won best of show at the fourth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.
Drink Washington State, a small new winery run by Brad Binko, won three gold medals – not bad for a guy who graduated from the Walla Walla Community College winemaking program two weeks ago. He won best bubbly for his sparkling Riesling, as well as golds for his Northern White and Rocket Man Red.
The competition was staged at Walla Walla Community College. A portion of the proceeds from the Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition help fund scholarships at the college’s viticulture and enology program.