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Coyote Canyon wins BIG at Denver International Wine Competition


Congrats to Coyote Canyon winning 7 Gold and 3 Silver Awards!!!

Gold Winners
2013 Viognier
2011 Grenache
2011 Sangiovese
2010 HH Estates Bozak Red
2010 HH Estates Robert Andrews Mourvedre
2010 HH Estates Big John Cab Sauv
2013 Albarino

Silver Winners
2013 Roussanne
2011 Cab Sauv
2012 Primitivo

About the Denver International Wine Competition
This competition is the largest double-blind, professionally judged wine competition in the Rocky Mountain region. It is the only Internationally focused wine competition that conducts a special post competition event showcasing its Gold medal wines. That exclusive event is called Pairsine, Chefs Fine Food & Wine Pairing Competition.

Coyote Canyon Winery takes Gold!

The 2014 Savor NW Wine Awards are out and five of our wines have received high honors in this year’s judging.

Savor NW logoGold Winners
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red

Silver Winners
2011 Tres Cruces
2011 Downtown White
NV Downtown Red

A little about the Savor NW Wine Awards…
The SavorNW Wine Awards are designed to showcase Northwest wines and promote awareness of Pacific Northwest wine regions. SavorNW is a professional, single-blind judging of wines produced in the Pacific Northwest. An experienced panel of professional judges includes qualified members of the wine trade and media. Wines are scored under controlled conditions and are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards based on judging consensus.


2013 Tri-City Wine Festival



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2013 CCW Awards

Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Reserve Robert Andrews Mourvèdre 2010, gold

Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Reserve Big John Cab 2009, gold

Coyote Canyon Winery, Viognier 2012, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, Downtown White 2011, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, Grenache 2010, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Reserve Bozak Red 2009, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Reserve GW Smith Malbec 2010, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red Wine 2010, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, Roussanne 2012, silver

Coyote Canyon Winery, Tres Cruces Red Wine 2011, bronze

Coyote Canyon Winery, Albariño 2012, bronze


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Denver International Wine Festival 2013




Thursday November 7   Meet & Greet 4 course Dinner


Marti and I attended the wine maker dinner for Parducci wines the 1st night. We made some new friends. Including John Moeller, author of “Dining at the White House”. Both he and his publisher were at the dinner.









Friday November 8  4-9 Grand Tasting of International Wines


Executive Chef Geoffrey Groditski

denver013Great event at Pairsine Chefs food and wine pairing last night. Marti poured with chef while Mike poured our other golds at another table.





Rudi & Christina Hellvig








Saturday November 10


Barrie Lynn, Marti & Mike Andrews

45 minute educational program.  The Cheese Impresario. Barrie Lynn presented a wonderful pairing with 3 cheeses and 3 award winning CCW wines.



The Grand Tasting of International Wines

is the regions largest tasting event for consumers, media and trade.  More than 60 wineries, breweries and distilleries will showcase their products.  VIP ticket holders gain two-hour early access, exclusive entrance to the VIP lounge with chef station, rare beverages and complimentary admission to educational seminars and guided tastings.

We were so busy pouring wine and visiting with the guests that we didn’t have much time to take photos.  We did manage a few photos before we got really busy. Amanda and Laura stopped by to taste and let us know how much they loved our wines.



Denim & Diamonds. September 7, 2013

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PMH Foundation Mike and Marti pouring wine

Catch the Crush

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Crush was  a blast.   Everyone loved seeing how wine was made.  Justin gave several talks on winemaking and Mike poured wine and told about the Vineyard history.

Grape Stomp Harvest Tour & Crush Party 2013

Our 2013 Harvest Crush Party October 5.

Justin pulling sample from Viognier

Justin pulling sample from Viognier

Coyote Canyon Winery enthusiasts toured  the winery and vineyard.

1st off was meet our new wine maker Justin Michaud with a personal winery tour and tasting of grapes in fermentation.




Next the Caravan came to the vineyard where they 1st tasted Spanish grapes Albarino and Gracino while discuss centered on these varieties and growing grapes in general.








 Traveling up to the 3 crosses, discussion centered on Horse Heaven Hills, The Andrews Family, vineyard history, and the reason for the 3 crosses.

The last stop for the winey enthusiast was to look at grape harvest equipment to learn how it worked.



 The day ended with a harvest dinner party at the Barn in prosser where a vertical of coyote Canyon Syrah’s were shared from 2004, 2006 and 2008 vintages.

Women Who Wine Prosser tour was a blast!

October 16, 2013
Meet at Queensgate Starbucks, traveled to

Davenlore Winery, had lunch at Desert Wind then the fun began at
Coyote Canyon Winery.


Ladies, it was truly our pleasure to share the Coyote Canyon Wine making experience with you.  We truly hope you all come back again to see us.  We had a blast with you all!
Above:  Justin prepares yeast for the bins of grapes.
Left: Lee Pingree Mixes tub for feeding grapes. Jan Wiseness is in the background taking photos.  Below: Gayle Garvey does the same for another tub.
Looks like those grapes are having a party of their own.  Ready for tasting right from the tub!
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Below Corrine Smith, Marti Andrews and Gayle Garvey all agree nothing is better than wine, art and chocolate!

Coyote Canyon Wine Club Pick-up Parties Huge Success

October 17th 2013
Coyote Canyon Wine Tasting
Scotch & Vine
6pm to 9pm
22341 Marine View Dr. S>
Des Moines, WA
(206) 592-2139
October 18, 2013uncork & unwind2
Uncork Unwind
324 Custer Way SW Tumwater, WA
(360) 943-9463
Public Tasting 4-7pm
Wine Club 6-8pm
October 19, 2013
Clearview Wine & Spirits
14286 169th Dr. SE #3 
Monroe, WA
(360) 863-2439
Wine Tasting 3pm-6pm
A note from Carolyn:
Our wine club has grown to 345 ~ the shipments continue to go out the door.
The traveling club parties response we had last week was fantastic!
All three locations were very well attended. The business owners had great turnouts
for the public tasting portions as well.  They are all very interested in continuing this tradition.
At the request of members.  Stuart and I visited more wine stops, The Wine Studio~ Gig Harbor,
Morso Wine Bar~Gig Harbor, Aritsta Wine Shop~ Edmonds 
The orders continue to come in for the Spokane event this next week.
Both Saturday & Sunday are sold out!

Harvest Dinner 2013

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Mike & Martha Andrews with Winemaker Justin

Mike & Martha Andrews with Winemaker Justin


If you didn’t make it this time, we’ll see you next time.


Our Harvest dinner
October 11, 2013
 Coyote Canyon Winery, Prosser




Thank You for joining us for a unique dining experience with friends of Coyote Canyon Winery and discover a delicious combination of dining with award winning premium wine. Friday we will gather for a unique wine sampling. You met our new Winemaker and were the first to savor our new release, H/H Estate Bozak Red 2009.

We will also had Dove Chocolate to taste with your favorite
Independent Dove Chocolatier, Martha Andrews