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Founder's Award

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Congratulations to Jurgen Gothe for his outstanding contribution to the Wine and Grape growing industry of British Columbia. He is the deserving recipient of the 2015 Founder's Award.

 

Past Winners

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Founder's Award

Lyall Denby, 1985

Tony Biollo, 1987

Evans Lougheed, 1988

Dick Stewart, 1989

The Capozzi Family, 1990

The Hughes, Dulik, Schmidt,

Casorso Families, 1991

Ron Taylor, 1992

The Heiss Family, 1993

Maurice Gregoire, 1994

Michael Warren, 1995

Richard Cleave, 1996

Lynn & John Bremmer, 1997

Howard Soon, 1998

Connie Bielert, 1999

Marjorie King, 2000

Rick Thorpe, 2001

John Schreiner, 2002

W.M.(Bill) Cross, 2003

Frank Whitehead, 2004

Dave Gamble, 2005

Adolf Kruger, 2006

Les Adams, 2007

Anthony von Mandl, 2008

Gehringer Family, 2009

Bill Collings, 2010

John Vielvoye, 2011

Lanny Martiniuk, 2012

Don Triggs, 2013

Leo Gebert, 2014

Jurgen Gothe, 2015

Announcing the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Competition & Awards
March 7 2017
Announcing the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Competition & Awards

March 7, 2017 - The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 23rd British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition presented...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society reels in a new partnership
January 26 2017
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society reels in a new partnership

Kelowna, Canada - January 26, 2017 The cast has been thrown and the catch is in, The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society (OWFS) is proud to announce...


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Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2017 Board of Directors
December 5 2016
Okanagan Wine Festival Society Announces New 2017 Board of Directors

NOVEMBER 28, 2016: TheOkanagan Wine Festivals Societyis pleased to announce its new board of directors for the coming year. Newly appointed at the...


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19th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
November 7 2016
19th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

November 4, 2016 -The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Sun Peaks Resort are delighted to announce the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival...


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The Okanagan Wine Festival Society is made up of a number of Okanagan wineries and tourism related businesses. Every member is recognized as an outstanding service or product supplier in their related industry.


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British Columbia's oldest and most prestigious wine judging competition that recognizes excellence in winemaking for all British Columbia wineries.


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