2019 Best of Varietal Wine Awards Results


Cabernet Franc Award Winners


Silkscarf winery

2015

2015 cabernet Franc

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CASSINI CELLARS

2015

CABERNET FRANC

Mission Hill Family Estate

2016

Terroir Collection No. 32 Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Sauvignon Award Winners


CASSINI CELLARS

2016

THE ARISTOCRAT

Chardonnay Award Winners


Mission Hill Family Estate

2017

Terroir Collection No. 8 Jagged Rock Chardonnay

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Peller Estates Winery

2017

Family Select Chardonnay

Chaberton Estate Winery

2017

2017 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

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Gray Monk Estate Winery

2018

Chardonnay Unwooded

Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2017

No.99 Chardonnay

TIME Winery

2017

McWatters Collection Chardonnay

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Fruit Wine Award Winners


Northern Lights Winery

2018

Seduction - Strawberry Rhubarb

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Gewurztraminer Award Winners


Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery

2018

Mystic River Gewurztraminer

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Indigenous World Winery

2018

2018 Gewurztraminer

Intrigue Wines

2017

Gewurztraminer

Hybrid Blends Award Winners


Icewine Award Winners


Grizzli Winery

2013

Merlot Icewine

Inniskillin Okanagan

2017

Estate Series Riesling Icewine

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Merlot Award Winners


Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2017

No.99 Merlot

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2015

Oldfield Reserve Merlot

Liber Farm and Winery

2016

Grand Estate Reserve Merlot

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Nk'Mip Cellars

2016

Qwam Qwmt Merlot

Other Single Red Varieties Award Winners


Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

2016

Seaside Pearl Royal Engineers Petit Verdot

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Other Single White Varieties Award Winners


Evolve Cellars

2018

Ehrenfelser

The Hatch

2017

Crown & Thieves Chenin Blanc

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Inniskillin Okanagan

2018

Discovery Series Chenin Blanc

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Pinot Blanc Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars

2018

Pinot Blanc Cellars

Pinot Gris Award Winners


Red Rooster Winery

2018

Pinot Gris

Pinot Noir Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars

2017

Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir

Red Rooster Winery

2017

Rare Bird Series Pinot Noir

Inniskillin Okanagan

2016

Dark Horse Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Mission Hill Family Estate

2016

Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir

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Spearhead Winery

2017

Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block

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Stag's Hollow Winery

2016

Pinot Noir Stag's Hollow Vineyard

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St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery Ltd.

2016

Oak Bay Vineyard Fam Res Pinot Noir

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Conviction Wines & Calona Vineyards

2016

The Priest Pinot Noir

Red Blends Other Award Winners


Red Meritage Blends Cabernet dominated Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars

2016

Merriym Red Meritage

Blasted Church Vineyards

2016

Cabernet Merlot

CASSINI CELLARS

2015

MAXIMUS

Sandhill

2016

Cabernet Merlot Terroir Driven Wine

Red Rooster Winery

2016

Rare Bird Series Meritage

Red Meritage Blends Merlot dominated Award Winners


Sandhill

2016

Single Vineyard TWO Sandhill Estate Vineyard Small Lots Program

Riesling Award Winners


Harper's Trail

2018

Silver Mane Block Riesling

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Harper's Trail

2018

Pioneer Block Riesling

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Intrigue Wines

2017

Riesling

Rosé Award Winners


CedarCreek Estate Winery

2018

2018 Estate Rose

Sandhill

2018

Rose Terroir Driven Wine

TIME Winery

2018

Rose

Mission Hill Family Estate

2018

Terroir Collection No. 19 Brigadier's Bluff Rosé

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Vanessa Vineyard

2018

Vanessa Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc Award Winners


CedarCreek Estate Winery

2018

2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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Blasted Church Vineyards

2017

Sauvignon Blanc

Sparkling Award Winners


CedarCreek Estate Winery

2017

2017 Home Block Sparkling

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Ruby Blues Winery

2018

Peace & Love & Bubbles

Inniskillin Okanagan

2017

Discovery Series Sparkling Tempranillo

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Evolve Cellars

NV

Pink Effervescence

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Syrah/Shiraz Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars

2016

Quam Qumt Syrah

Sandhill

2016

Syrah Terroir Driven Wine

The Hatch

2016

Screaming Frenzy Shiraz

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Viognier Award Winners


Ruby Blues Winery

2018

Commune Viognier

Bench 1775 Winery

2017

Bench 1775 Viognier

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Red Rooster Winery

2018

Rare Bird Series Viognier

White Blend Award Winners


Blasted Church Vineyards

2017

Hatfield's Fuse

Nk'Mip Cellars

2018

Dreamcatcher

Hester Creek Estate Winery

2018

Pinot Gris-Viognier - Hester Creek Winery

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2018

Gewurtraminer/Schonburger

Gray Monk Estate Winery

2018

Latitude 50 White

Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

2016

No.99 The Great White

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2017

Oldfield Reserve 2Bench White

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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