Hear what people have to say about winning a Washington State Wine Award

“The fantastic exposure to local and national wine consumers after being recognized by the ‘Washington State Wine Awards’ has been a really great opportunity for our business. We not only are seeing eager, new customers, but also our existing cliental has an added feeling of being involved and associated with a ‘winner’ and as a result they are passing on the word about us to their friends and families, gaining us even more recognition, and as a result, more business.”
Doug Charles
Compass Wine
2013 Walter Clore Honorarium Awardee
2013 Grand Award Winner

“As a hotel that centers its theme around Washington wine, winning this award was an incredible honor. We love telling our guests the Washington State Wine Commission named us Hotel of the Year.  It’s a great way to showcase our story and our celebration of Washington wine.
Hotel Vintage Park
2013 Hotel of the Year

“Everyone at Urbane was extremely excited to see that we were nominated for one of the Washington Wine Awards. Our mission for the Wine Challenge has always been to help show our guests why they should take Washington wines seriously. After receiving the Washington Wine Award, we immediately saw a jump in attendance. The press we received was fantastic, which allowed us to drive more attention for our newer Urbane Market concept, as well as for the Urbane Restaurant. We are looking forward to applying for future awards and supporting our local wine community.”
2013 Best Event featuring Washington State Wine

"I would like to say that being awarded the Washington State Wine Commission's Restaurant of The Year and Sommelier of The Year in consecutive years has been a huge boost to The Met's reputation as one of the best places on the planet to taste and learn about Washington Wines.The exposure in Sunset Magazine and The Wine Spectator has guests from around the nation seeking us out to enjoy our great steaks and selection of nearly 400 Washington Wines. It is truly a distinguished Awards Program, and a great honor to have been chosen."

Thomas Price
Metropolitan Grill
2013 Sommelier of the Year
2012 Restaurant of the Year

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