AWARDS

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Our Award-Winning Wines

Experience the Essence of Red Mountain

Our dedication to quality and craftsmanship has earned us numerous awards and accolades, including recognition from Wine Spectator and the Seattle Wine Awards. We invite you to experience the distinctive flavors and exceptional quality of our wines at our tasting room or join our wine club to savor the best of Hamilton Cellars.

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2020

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Gold - 2024 Seattle Wine Awards

Silver - 2024 San Francisco Chronicle

2020EstateMalbec

Silver - 2024 San Francisco Chronicle
Silver - 2024 Seattle Wine Awards

2020Cabfranc3018

Silver - 2024 San Francisco Chronicle
Gold - 2024 Seattle Wine Awards

2020CabSauv3021

Gold - 2024 San Francisco Chronicle
Silver - 2024 Seattle Wine Awards

2019

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Double Gold - Sunset International Wine Competition 2023 - 98 pts
Best in Class - San Francisco Chronicle 2023
Double Gold - Pacific NW Wine Competition 2023 - 95 pts
Double Gold - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2023
Gold - San Francisco International 2022
Gold - Los Angeles Invitational Wine 2023 
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2023

2019 Estate Malbec

Double Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invitation 2023 + 95 pts 
Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle 2023
Gold - Los Angeles Invitational Wine 2023
Gold - Pacific NW Wine Competition 2023 - 93 pts
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2023
Gold - Savor Northwest Awards 2023
Silver - San Francisco International 2022
Silver - 2023 Sunset International Wine Competition
Bronze - Dan Berger’s International 2022

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Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2023
Double Gold - Pacific NW Wine Competition 2023 - 95 pts
Gold - San Francisco International 2022
Gold - 2023 Sunset International Wine Competition - 94pts
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2023
Gold - Sip Magazine Wine Awards 2023
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2023
Bronze - San Francisco Chronicle 2023

2019 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invite 2023
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2023 - 95 pts
Double Gold - Pacific NW Wine Competition 2023 - 93 pts
Gold - 2023 Sunset International Wine Competition - 92pts
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle 2023
Silver - San Francisco International 2022
Silver - Dan Berger’s International 2022
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2023

2018

Hamilton 2018 Bona Vita Red Mountain

Double Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2022 + 95 pts
Platinum - Sip Magazine Wine Awards 2022
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2022
95 pts - Washington Wine Awards 2022
Double Gold - Cascadia International 2022
92 pts - Editor’s Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2023
Gold - Texas International 2022
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2022
Bronze - San Francisco International 2021

2018 Estate Malbec Red Mountain

Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2022 - 94 pts
Double Gold - Sip Magazine Wine Awards 2022
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2022
96pts - Washington Wine Awards 2022
Silver - Texas International 2022
Silver - San Francisco International 2021
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle 2022
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2022

Hamilton 2018 Cab Franc Red Mountain

Platinum - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2022 - 94 pts
Platinum - Sip Magazine Wine Awards 2022
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2022
96 pts - Washington Wine Awards 2022
Gold - San Francisco International 2021
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2022
Bronze - San Francisco Chronicle 2022

Hamilton 2018 Cab Sauv Red Mountain

Double Gold - Great Northwest Platinum Invitational 2022
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2022
96 pts - Washington Wine Awards 2022
Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle 2022
Silver - San Francisco International 2021
Silver - Savor Northwest Awards 2022

2018 Weinbau Cab Franc Columbia Valley

Silver - International Cab Franc Comp 2023

2017

2017 Bona Vita

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2020

2017 Malbec

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2020
Bronze - San Francisco Chronicle 2021

2017 Lowel Lee Tribute

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2020

2017 Cab Sauv

Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2020

2015

2015 Bona Vita

Gold - Washington State Wine Awards 2019
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020

Malbec 2015

Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2020
Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020
Silver - Washington State Wine Awards 2019

Cab Franc 2015

“Best of Class” Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2019
“Best of Class” Double Gold / 96 pts rating - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2020

2014

2014 Bona Vita Red COLA

Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2018

Malbec 2014

Bronze - Seattle Wine Awards 2018

2014 Cab Franc COLA

Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2018

2014 Syrah

Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2018

2014 Viognier COLA

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2016

2013

2013 Bona Vita Red Wine

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2017

2013 Malbec

Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2017

2013 Rose Malbec

Excellent - Wine Press Northwest Malbec Competition 2017
Bronze - Seattle Wine Awards 2015

2013 Cab Sauv

Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2017

2013 Cab Sauv

Silver - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2015

2013 Cab Franc

Silver - Toast of the Coast Wine Competition 2016
93pts - Wine Casual

2012

2012 Cabernet Franc

Score of 90 - Wine Advocate 2016
Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2016

2012 Malbec

Top Four - Tasting Room Magazine Best Malbecs of Washington - June Issue 2016
Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest Malbec Competition 2017
Silver - Toast the Coast Wine Competition 2016

2012 Champoux Malbec

Score of 90 - Wine Advocate 2016
”Best of Class” Gold - Great Northwest Invitational Competition/Guy du din 2016
Excellent - Wine Press Northwest Malbec Competition 2017
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2016
Silver - San Francisco International Awards 2015

2011

2011 Malbec

Excellent - Wine Press Northwest Malbec Competition 2017

2011 Dolce Vita

Gold - Tri-Cities Wine Festival Competition 2013

2010

2010 Bona Vita

"Best in Category" Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2014
Gold - TexSom Wine Competition 2014
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition2014
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
Bronze - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2015

2010 Malbec

Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2014
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2015
Gold - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2015
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

2010 Rose of Malbec

Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest - October 2011

2010 Champoux Malbec

"Best of the Best" Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2014
Silver - Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2014

2010 Merlot

Gold - Wine Press Northwest 2014

2009

2009 Bona Vita

Chairman's Award (Unanimous Gold) - Riverside International Wine Competition 2013
Double Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
Platinum - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2013
Silver - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2013
Bronze - Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2013
Bronze - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Tri-Cities Wine Festival Competition 2013

2009 Malbec

Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013
Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Riverside International Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2013
Gold - Tri-Cities Wine Festival Competition 2013
Gold - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging 2013

2009 Merlot

Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2013
Gold - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging 2013
Gold - Texsom Wine Competition 2013
Gold - Great Northwest Wine Competition 2013

2009 Cab Sauv

Silver - Riverside International Wine Competition 2013
Silver - Seattle Wine Awards 2013
Double Gold - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging 2013

2009 White Wine

Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2012

2008

2008 Bona Vita

Gold - New York Wine Competition 2012
Bronze - Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2011

2008 Malbec

Double Platinum - Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging 2012
Excellent - Wine Press Northwest - October 2011
Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2012
Silver - Riverside International Wine Competition 2012
Bronze - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012
Bronze - Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2011

2008 Merlot

Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest - October 2011
Double Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2012

2008 Cab Sauv

Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest - October 2011
Bronze - Riverside International Wine Competition 2012

2007

2007 Bona Vita

Outstanding - Wine Press Northwest - October 2011
Silver - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012
Silver - Riverside International Wine Competition 2012
Bronze - Seattle Wine Awards 2012

2007 Malbec

Bronze - Tri-City Wine Festival 2011

2006

2006 Bona Vita

Gold - Seattle Wine Awards 2011