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Indigenous World Winery

2013

Cabernet Franc

Grizzli Winery

2014

2014 Reserve Cabernet Franc

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Cassini Cellars

2014

CASSINI CELLARS

C.C. Jentsch Cellars

2015

Small Lot Cabernet Franc

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Rollingdale Winery

2016

"8 Barrels" Cabernet Franc

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Dark Horse Vineyard Chardonnay

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Nighthawk Vineyards

2016

Nighthawk Vineyards Chardonnay

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

2017

Private Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay

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Gray Monk Estate Winery

2017

Chardonnay Unwooded

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CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY

2017

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Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

2016

Single Vineyard Gewurztraminer

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The View Winery

2017

Revolution Gewürztraminer

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Gray Monk Estate Winery

2014

Odyssey Merlot

Gold Hill Winery

2013

Gold Hill Merlot

The Hatch

2014

Screaming Frenzy Merlot

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Montakarn Estate Winery

2016

Merlot Premium

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50th Parallel Estate

2017

50th Parallel Estate 2017 Pinot Gris

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Thornhaven Estates Winery

2017

THORNHAVEN PINOT GRIS

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Dark Horse Pinot Noir

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Cassini Cellars

2015

CASSINI CELLARS

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2016

CedarCreek Estate Winery Pinot Noir

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50th Parallel Estate

2017

50th Parallel Estate 2017 Riesling

Kitsch Wines

2016

2016 Dry Riesling

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Mission Hill Family Estate

2017

Mission Hill Family Estate 2017 Terroir Collection Rose

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CedarCreek Estate Winery

2017

CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Block 1 Pinot Noir Rosé

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The View Winery

2017

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Kismet Winery

2017

Lotus

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Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2015

Signature Series Shiraz

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Clos Du Soleil Winery

2015

Grower's Series Syrah 2015

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Moon Curser Vineyards

2017

2017 Afraid of the Dark

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Silkscarf Winery

2017

Silkscarf White Pinot

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The View Winery

2017

Silver Lining Estate White

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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2017

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Arrowleaf Cellars

2016

Arrowleaf Snow Tropics

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Kismet Winery

2015

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Covert Farms Family Estate Winery

2015

Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Blasted Church Vineyards

2015

Cross to Bear

Grizzli Winery

2014

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

2014

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Reserve Vidal Icewine

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Reserve Riesling Icewine

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Sandhill

2015

Small Lots Petit Verdot

Sandhill

2015

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2015

Discovery Series Zinfandel

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Wild Goose Vineyards

2017

Mystic River Pinot Blanc

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2016

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CedarCreek Estate Winery

2017

CedarCreek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser

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2017

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Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2016

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vinAmité Cellars

2015

vinAmité Hidden Corner

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Kismet Winery

2016

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Hester Creek Estate Winery

2016

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2016 Character Red

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Sandhill

2015

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Red Rooster Winery

2015

Golden Egg

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Hester Creek Estate Winery

2015

Hester Creek Estate Winery Garland 2015

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Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2015

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Sandhill

2015

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2014

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Oliver Twist Estate Winery

2013

Bordeaux Blend

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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2017

Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc

CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY

2017

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Gray Monk Estate Winery

2016

Odyssey Rose Brut

Evolve Cellars

NV

Pinot Effervescence

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Red Rooster Winery

2017

Rare Bird Series Viognier

Desert Hills Estate Winery

2017

2017 Desert Hills Viognier

Sandhill

2017

Small Lots Viognier

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Harry McWatters
October 18 2019
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Harry McWatters

For Immediate Release October 4, 2019 – Kelowna - The second annual 2019 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 39 Years and New Event at Famous Fall Wine Fest
October 18 2019
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Celebrates 39 Years and New Event at Famous Fall Wine Fest

For immediate release September 11, 2019 - Kelowna, British Columbia–It’s fall in the Okanagan which heralds the return of The...


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Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
August 6 2019
Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

Announcing the Lineup of Judges for the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 6,...


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Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters
July 24 2019
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Honours Passing of Founding President, Harry McWatters

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 24, 2019: It is with great sadness that the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society absorbs the news of the passing...


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BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

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


Meet our Members

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.


BC Best of Varietal Awards

Every year the Best of Varietal Wine Awards recognizes the best wines in B.C., using a panel of esteemed judges. This year we were privileged to have a diverse group of wine experts from across the country join us and participate in the competition.


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