2017 Best of Varietal Awards Results


Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

2016

Mystic River Gewurztraminer

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BEST CHARDONNAY $19 AND OVER Award Winners


50th Parallel Estate

2015

50th Parallel Estate 2015 Char

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Nk'Mip Cellars Winery

2015

Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay

Poplar Grove Winery

2016

Poplar Grove Chardonnay

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Nk'Mip Cellars Winery

2015

Chardonnay

Quails' Gate

2015

Quails' Gate Winery

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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2016

Dry Rock Unoaked Chardonnay

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Sandhill

2014

Sandhill Small Lots Two

TIME Estate Winery

2013

TIME Winery Meritage

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Blasted Church Vineyards

2014

Nothing Sacred

Sandhill

2014

Sandhill Howard Soon Red

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

2014

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery N.B.O

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Fort Berens Estate Winery

2015

Fort Berens Meritage Reserve 2015

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BEST OF WHITE BLEND $19 AND OVER Award Winners


Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Viognier/Gewurztraminer

BEST PINOT GRIS $19 AND OVER Award Winners


Red Rooster Winery

2016

Red Rooster Rare Bird Series Pinot Gris

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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2016

Tinhorn Creek Pinot Gris

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Lake Breeze Vineyards

2016

Lake Breeze Pinot Gris

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BEST PINOT NOIR $25 AND OVER Award Winners


Arrowleaf Cellars

2014

Solstice Pinot Noir

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Niche Wine Company

2015

Niche Wine Company Pinot noir

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Red Rooster Winery

2015

Red Rooster Reserve Pinot Noir

BEST RED BLEND UNDER $25 Award Winners


Blasted Church Vineyards

2015

Big Bang Theory

Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2015

Wayne Gretzky No.99 Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

BEST RIESLING $19 AND OVER Award Winners


50th Parallel Estate

2016

50th Parallel Estate 2016 Riesling

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Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate

2016

Grand Reserve Riesling

Harper's Trail

2016

Silver Mane Block Riesling

Quails' Gate

2016

Quails' Gate Winery

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BEST ROSE $19 AND OVER Award Winners


Niche Wine Company

2016

Niche Wine Company Pinot noir blanc

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Poplar Grove Winery

Poplar Grove Blanc de Noirs

50th Parallel Estate

2016

50th Parallel Estate 2016 Pinot Noir Rose

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Red Rooster Winery

2016

Red Rooster Rare Bird Series Rose

BEST ROSE UNDER $19 Award Winners


enrico winery

2016

fair maiden

BEST SINGLE RED VARIETAL $25 AND OVER Award Winners


Oliver Twist Estate Winery

2013

Oliver Twist Estate Winery

Black Sage Vineyard

2014

Zinfandel

Sandhill

2014

Sandhill Small Lots Sangiovese

Silkscarf Winery

2015

Silkscarf 2015 Malbec

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Thornhaven Estates Winery

2014

THORNHAVEN ESTATES PINOT MEUNIER

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Moon Curser Vineyards

2016

Dolcetto, Contraband Series

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BEST SINGLE WHITE VARIETAL $19 AND OVER Award Winners


Moon Curser Vineyards

2016

Arneis, Contraband Series

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Chenin Blanc

Quails' Gate

2016

Quails' Gate Winery

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Thornhaven Estates Winery

2016

THORNHAVEN BROOKLYN'S BLEND

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Calliope Wines

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Calliope Figure 8 White

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Thornhaven Estates Winery

2016

THORNHAVEN ESTATES TORTURED GRAPE

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Best Red Blend Other $25 and over Award Winners


CASSINI CELLARS

2012

CASSINI CELLARS QUATTRO

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Sandhill

2014

Sandhill Small Lots One

Cabernet Franc Award Winners


Bench 1775 Winery

2013

Bench 1775 Cabernet Franc cl 214 2013

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Black Sage Vineyard

2014

Cabernet Franc

Hester Creek Estate Winery

2013

Cabernet Franc Block 3 Reserve

C.C. Jentsch Cellars

2014

Small Lots Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Sauvignon Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars Winery

2014

Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSINI CELLARS

2013

CASSINI CELLARS THE ARISTOCRAT

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kismet estate winery

2015

Kismet Cabernet sauv reserve

Fruit Wines Award Winners


Arrowleaf Cellars

2015

Vidal Special Select Late Harvest

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Gewurztraminer Award Winners


Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

2016

Mystic River Gewurztraminer

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Ruby Blues Winery

2016

Gewuerztraminer

Red Rooster Winery

2016

Red Rooster Rare Bird Series Gewurztraminer

Icewine Award Winners


Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

2014

Riesling Icewine

Nk'Mip Cellars Winery

2015

Qwam Qwmt Riesling Icewine

Merlot Award Winners


Quails' Gate

2014

Quails' Gate Winery

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Red Rooster Winery

2014

Red Rooster Reserve Merlot

Hester Creek Estate Winery

2014

Merlot Block 2 Reserve

Pinot Blanc Award Winners


Clos du Soleil Winery

2016

Middle Bench Pinot Blanc 2016

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Red Rooster Winery

2016

Red Rooster Pinot Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Award Winners


Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2016

Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc

Blasted Church Vineyards

2016

Sauvignon Blanc

Serendipity Winery

2016

Sauvignon Blanc

Bench 1775 Winery

2016

Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Sparkling Award Winners


Thornhaven Estates Winery

2016

THORNHAVEN ESTATES INFUSION

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Syrah Award Winners


Blasted Church Vineyards

2014

Cross to Bear

Oliver Twist Estate Winery

2013

Oliver Twist Estate Winery

Thornhaven Estates Winery

2014

THORNHAVEN ESTATES SYRAH

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kismet estate winery

2015

Kismet Syrah Reserve

Silkscarf Winery

2015

Silkscarf 2015 Shiraz Viognier

Viognier Award Winners


Red Rooster Winery

2016

Red Rooster Rare Bird Series Viognier

Sandhill

2016

Sandhill Small Lots Viognier

Blasted Church Vineyards

2016

Mixed Blessings

Pros Picked for this years British Columbia Wine Awards & Competition
July 13 2017
Pros Picked for this years British Columbia Wine Awards & Competition

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 13, 2017: It’s that time again! While summer may have come late to the Valley, it packed a punch when...


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SEEKING SUNSHINE, WINE & MUSIC IN THE ALPINES
May 25 2017
SEEKING SUNSHINE, WINE & MUSIC IN THE ALPINES

SilverStar Mountain Resort Hosts Popular Okanagan Summer Wine & Music Festival VERNON & KELOWNA – May 25, 2017 – This summer...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announces 2017 Best of Varietals Wine Awards
May 5 2017
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announces 2017 Best of Varietals Wine Awards

MAY 4, 2017 - Penticton, British Columbia - The 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards were announced tonight by the Okanagan Wine...


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Spring Celebrations to Kick-off the Season, 23rd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
March 30 2017
Spring Celebrations to Kick-off the Season, 23rd Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 30, 2017: Grey skies can’t keep the excitement away! The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is thrilled...


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