Camaraderie Wins the Jefferson Cup
December 5, 2008 by Doug Haugen
Camaraderie Cellars, which until recently was the Westernmost winery in Washington, has just won the prestigious Jefferson Cup in the Red Vinifera Wine category for there 2005 Elégance bordeaux blend from the Meek Family Vineyard. The Jefferson Cup Invitational is a wine competition in Kansas City, Missouri, and selects the best of the best all across America. This year, wines from 30 states were evaluated, and the top honors went to wineries in eight states. Seventeen total cups were awarded, only one of which went to a Washington Winery–Camaraderie Cellars.
I first tried the Elégance when I visited Camaraderie Cellars in Port Angeles last summer. It had just been released, and it was love at first taste. I was lucky enough to get an autographed bottle from winemaker Don Corson, but alas, it didn’t make it through the night in our hotel room.
Elégance is currently available at the winery, and at The Tasting Room in Seattle. Give it a whirl.