Wine Festival Judging 2020 (90 of 110)
Wine Festival Judging 2020 (90 of 110)

Wine Festival Judging 2020 (13 of 110)
Wine Festival Judging 2020 (13 of 110)



6th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition

Entry Deadline

Four Points by Sheraton

714 Lakeway Drive

Bellingham, WA 98229

June 30, 2021

 Applications for 2021 Entries Will Be Available to Wineries Beginning April 10, 2021

Judging Dates

July 9 and 10, 2021

Medalists Announced

July 17, 2021

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  • The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival was organized by the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation in 2016 to promote wineries in the Pacific Northwest while raising funds for local and regional non-profit organizations. 

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is unlikely that we will be able to hold our 2021 Wine Festival Grand Public Tasting. However, our 6th Annual Judged Competition will proceed as planned.

  • In addition, the Foundation is working on a weekend package of wine-related events, tentatively scheduled for September 3 to 5, 2021. Details to come!

Read about the 2019 Festival at:

  • Our 2021 Judged Competition is open to all wineries located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

  • Our 2020 event drew a record-setting 274 entries.

  • All of our Gold and Double Gold medalists qualify for the 2021 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging. Last year, those wineries entering their qualifying wines in the Wine Press Judging earned 15 Platinums and 5 Double Platinums!