Newport, OR – The 2016 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival “It’s Kind of A Big Deal,” presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, will take place February 25-28 at the South Beach Marina in Newport. Each year as part of the festival, an Amateur Wine Competition is held for wine enthusiasts around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
One month prior to the festival, a panel of local judges will gather for a blind tasting of up to seventy wines. Entries with the highest marks will be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze ribbons and one winner will be named Best of Show.
The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is asking all amateur winemakers to submit their wine accompanied by an entry form which can be found online at seafoodandwine.com to the following drop off locations: F.H. Steinbard in Portland, Home Fermenter Center in Eugene, Corvallis Brewing Supply in Corvallis, and Homebrew Heaven in Salem.
Entries for the 2016 competition are due by January 22 to the drop off locations and must be received by the Newport Chamber of Commerce (555 SW Coast Hwy in Newport) no later than January 29.
More information on the 2016 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and Amateur Wine Competition can be found online at www.seafoodandwine.com or by calling 1-800-COAST44.