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2017 Old Ebbitt Grill International Wines for Oysters Competition Results

On November 6, 2017, the eve of Election Day, a panel of judges convened in the Cabinet Room at Old Ebbitt Grill for the final round of the Old Ebbitt Grill International Wines for Oysters Competition. Their task was to select gold medal winners from among twenty finalists. The remaining wines earned silver medals, while the bronze medal winners were chosen during the semi-final round one week earlier.

An impressive 279 wines from all over the world were entered in this year’s Competition. Within the United States, 105 wines were submitted from five states (California, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington). The remaining 174 wines were submitted by wineries from twelve other countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain).

In addition to the Oyster Bar at Old Ebbitt Grill, Clyde’s Restaurant Group has Oyster Bars at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Mark Center, Tower Oaks Lodge and Chevy Chase. The Grand Champion will be served at these five locations during the coming year.

The winning wines will be celebrated at the 23rd Annual Oyster Riot, featuring unlimited oysters and wine. Held in Old Ebbitt Grill's expansive atrium on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017, the cocktail-style party features live music from headlining band, Mudcat (http://www.mudcatblues.com) at the evening Riots and The Bad Influence Band (http://badinfluenceband.com/) at the Saturday matinee. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ebbitt.com/calendar.

An impressive 233 wines from all over the world were entered in this year’s Competition. Within the United States, 94 wines were submitted from five states. Wineries from twelve other countries entered a total of 139 wines— Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain.

Our Distinguished Panel of Judges

José Andrés (Think Food Group), David Del Bene (Clyde’s of Georgetown), Bill Butcher (Port City Brewing Co.), Bart Farrell (Clyde’s Restaurant Group), Michael Franz (wine writer & consultant), Michael Friedman (The Red Hen/All Purpose), Paul Lukacs (wine writer & consultant), Tommy McFLY (94.7 Fresh FM/nbc4), Tom Meyer (Clyde’s Restaurant Group), Luca Paschina (Barboursville Vineyards), Anna Spiegel (Washingtonian), Sally Swift (The Splendid Table), Marguerite Thomas (wine writer), Tom Yannucci (Kirkland & Ellis)

2017 GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Grand Champion

Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand

First Runner-Up

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand

Second Runner-Up

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand

Best American

Hanna Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Russian River Valley, California

Best European

Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio 2016, Delle Venezie, Italy

Best South American

Matetic Vineyards "EQ" Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Best Sparkling

Fitz-Ritter Riesling Sekt NV, Pfalz, Germany

Best Australian

Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2016, South Australia

Gold Medal

Huntaway Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand

Gold Medal

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand

2017 SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

Sauvignon Blanc, Loveblock, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Jules Taylor, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau River Winery, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2015
Brut, Blanc de Noirs, Gruet Winery, New Mexico, NV Pinot Gris, J Vineyards & Winery, Russian River Valley, California, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc "Flume Crossing," J. Lohr Estates, Arroyo Seco, California, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Infamous Goose, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Brut, Domaine Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Columbia Valley, Washington, NV
Sauvignon Blanc, Mohua, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Verdejo D.O. Rueda "Verdeo" Torres Family, Rueda, Spain, 2016

2017 BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

Albarino, Gotas de Mar, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2016
Brut, Cavas Masachs Mas Fi, Penedes, Spain, NV
Brut, Pascual Toso, Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina, NV
Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs, Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, California, NV
Godello, “Cuvee de O,” Bodegas Avancia, Valdeorras, Spain, 2016
Pinot Grigio, Casa Lunardi, Delle Venezie, Italy, 2016
Prosecco, Stellina di Notte, Venito, Italy, NV
Riesling, Guntrum Dry, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, “Bubbly,” Villa Maria, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Cellar Selection, Sileni, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Cellar Selection, Villa Maria, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Private Bin, Villa Maria, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve, Sileni “The Straits,” Marlborough, New Zealand, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Clifford Bay, Vavasour, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Crowded House, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Dashwood, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Esk Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Glazebrook, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Heritance, Napa Valley, California, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Kono, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Las Mulas, Central Valley, Chile, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Matua, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Mt. Beautiful Winery, North Canterbury, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Opawa, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Pighin, Grave del Friuli, Friuli, Italy, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Round Pond Estate, Rutherford-Napa, California, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Satellite, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Shooting Star, Lake County, California, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, The Seeker, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Trinchero Family Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc, Twin Islands, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016
Verdejo, “Nisia,” Rueda, Spain, 2016

 

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