Reviews & Accolades

Wine Awards




NW Platinum Judging

2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Double Platinum

2016 Wild Cabernet Sauvignon – Double Gold


New Orleans International Wine Awards

2016 Meritage – Gold

2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Silver

2016 Wild Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver


Tasters Guild International Wine Awards

2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Gold

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold

2018 Riesling – Silver

2016 Meritage – Silver

2016 Whiskey Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver


NW Cascadia Wine Show

2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Silver

2018 Riesling – Silver




San Francisco International Wine Show

2012 Pinot Noir – Silver


San Francisco Chronicle Show

2018 Riesling – Silver

2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Gold

2017 Riesling – Gold

2014 Rose – Gold

2011 Cabernet/Merlot – Silver

2010 Meritage – Silver


Riverside International Wine Competition

2011 Cabernet/Merlot – Silver


Tasters Guild International Wine Awards

2010 Meritage – Silver

2010 Pinot Noir – Silver


Ultimate Wine Challenge



Kosherfest 2012 USA

Best New Kosher Wine of 2012


South Hill Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Gorge

It’s no surprise that the Jones family has a deft touch with Sauvignon Blanc considering they make wine in New Zealand during our winter and return to the Columbia Gorge and their Underwood Vineyard for the Northwest growing season. Spencer Jones is credited with making this wine for his folks Philip and Sheryl. High along the shoulders of Underwood Mountain overlooking Hood River, Oregon, this is one of the Northwest’s cooler vineyard sites. That allows the Joneses to present a Sauv Blanc that’s bright and citrusy with a touch of fresh herbs. Granny Smith apple juiciness continues to build as the structure is lean yet approachable, backed by a salty finish.

Pacifica 2017 Evans Collection Riesling

Wine Review – 

Gold Medal Exceptional!
‘2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under’ Best Value US Riesling.

A Particularly Pleasing Wine

Every year the Royal Wine Corp./ Kedem, owned and managed by the Herzog family, the largest producer, importer and distributer of kosher wines and spirits, organizes a huge wine and food tasting in New York. The Kosher Food and Wine Experience, or KFWE, was held...

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Pacifica Oregon Pinot Noir 2012

New Zealand vintner Philip Jones launched this lineup of kosher wines, touted as the first produced in the Pacific Northwest, in 2010. While the 25-acre estate planting is on Washington’s Underwood Mountain along the Columbia Gorge, Oregon is the focus for its Pinot...

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Pacifica Washington Meritage 2011

Fresno State-trained viticulturalist Rich Garvin has been managing vineyards in Hood River since the turn of the century, but he began working in 2010 with New Zealand vintners Matthew Rutherford and Philip Jones. Their collaboration in this Bordeaux blend, which...

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Finding A Kosher Wine Niche

Non-Jew Founds Pacific Northwest's First All-Kosher Vineyard A tale of wine drew me in. The intriguing account of a new kosher winery's genesis was being spun by a tall man with a gray beard and restless blue eyes for the benefit of an intent listener, Adam...

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Gourmet Kosher Cooking

Kosherfest Winner! Pacifica Meritage from Royal Wines is a must try wine. I couldn't wait to taste it there. The grapes were sourced from the famous Pepperbridge and Seven Hills vineyards located in the Walla Walla Valley area of Washington. These two vineyards are...

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