2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards Winners


Platinum Award Winners


Arrowleaf Cellars

2018

Pinot Noir

Deep Roots Winery

2018

Parentage Red

SpearHead Winery

2018

Pinot Noir Saddle Block

Purchase Wine »

Gold Award Winners


Nk'Mip Cellars

2019

Qwam Qwmt Riesling

Purchase Wine »

Nk'Mip Cellars

2017

Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchase Wine »

Red Rooster Winery

2019

Rare Bird Series Pinot Gris

Sandhill Wines

2019

Pinot Blanc Terroir Driven Wine

Mirabel Vineyards

2019

Rosé of Pinot Noir

Road 13 Vineyards

2018

Jackpot Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchase Wine »

Rust Wine Co.

2017

2017 Syrah Okanagan Valley

Purchase Wine »

Fort Berens Estate Winery

2018

Pinot Noir Reserve

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2017

Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Stag's Hollow Winery

2017

Renaissance Merlot

Enrico Winery

2018

Shining Armour

Coolshanagh Vineyards

2017

Reserve Chardonnay

Garry Oaks Estate Winery

2018

Gewürztraminer

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery

2016

Cabernet Franc Avila Family Vineyard

Purchase Wine »

Silver Award Winners


C.C. Jentsch Cellars

2016

Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchase Wine »

Arrowleaf Cellars

2019

Pinot Gris

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

2019

Riesling Block 11

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

2019

Grüner Veltliner

Nk'Mip Cellars

2019

Winemaker's Pinot Blanc

Purchase Wine »

Nk'Mip Cellars

2019

Merriym White Meritage

Purchase Wine »

Nk'Mip Cellars

2018

Winemaker's Talon

Purchase Wine »

Nk'Mip Cellars

2018

Winemaker's Merlot

Purchase Wine »

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2019

Terroir Collection Border Vista

Deep Roots Winery

2018

Reserve Chardonnay

Deep Roots Winery

2019

Pinot Gris

Kitsch Wines

2017

7 Barrel Chardonnay

Purchase Wine »

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard

2019

Blanc de Noirs Rosé

Red Rooster Winery

2018

Rare Bird Series Syrah

Peller Estates Winery

2019

Family Reserve Winemaker's Red

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2019

Pinot Grigio

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2019

Cabernet Franc Syrah

Gray Monk Estate Winery

2017

Odyssey Merlot

Gray Monk Estate Winery

2017

Odyssey Rosé Brut

Thornhaven Estates Winery

2019

Pinot Meunier

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2018

Cabernet Franc

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2017

Oldfield Reserve Merlot

Sandhill Wines

2019

Chardonnay Terroir Driven Wine

Sandhill Wines

2017

Single Vineyard TWO 'Sandhill Estate Vineyard'

Sandhill Wines

2018

Single Vineyard Syrah 'Hidden Terrace Vineyard'

Elephant Island Winery

2016

Naysayer Cab Franc/Merlot

Purchase Wine »

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

2018

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchase Wine »

Road 13 Vineyards

2018

Jackpot 5th Element

Purchase Wine »

Rust Wine Co.

2017

Syrah Golden Mile Bench

Purchase Wine »

Therapy Vineyards

2018

Super Ego

Fort Berens Estate Winery

2018

Cabernet Franc Reserve

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

2019

The Lookout Riesling

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2019

Platinum Simes Vineyard Pinot Gris

Purchase Wine »

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2017

Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Lang Vineyards

2019

Viognier

TIME Winery

2017

Fourth Dimension

Purchase Wine »

Hillside Winery

2019

Heritage Pinot Gris

St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery Ltd.

2019

Gebert Family Reserve Pinot Noir

Enrico Winery

2019

Tempest

Enrico Winery

2019

Celebration

Gold Hill Winery

2016

Cabernet Franc

Church & State Wines

2018

Estate Series Sauvignon Blanc

Church & State Wines

2018

Estate Series Syrah

Church & State Wines

2017

Coyote Bowl Vineyard Petit Verdot

Church & State Wines

2018

Estate Series Marsanne

Liber Farm and Winery

2016

Grand Estate Reserve Merlot

Purchase Wine »

Lightning Rock Winery

2018

Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Bronze Award Winners


Indigenous World Winery

2018

Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Purchase Wine »

Indigenous World Winery

2019

Gewürztraminer

Indigenous World Winery

2018

Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2019

Private Reserve Pinot Gris

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

2019

Old Vines Auxerrois

C.C. Jentsch Cellars

2016

Small Lot Cabernet Franc

Purchase Wine »

Arrowleaf Cellars

2018

Riesling

Arrowleaf Cellars

2019

Field Collection White

Arrowleaf Cellars

2019

Summerstorm

Arrowleaf Cellars

2018

Silvester

Arrowleaf Cellars

2017

Archive Reserve

Arrowleaf Cellars

2018

Vidal Select Late Harvest

Nk'Mip Cellars

2018

Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2019

Terroir Collection Jagged Rock

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2018

Terroir Collection Vista's Edge

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2018

Reserve Chardonnay

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2019

Reserve White Blend

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2019

Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

2019

Reserve Pinot Gris

Deep Roots Winery

2018

Cabernet Franc

Deep Roots Winery

2019

Unoaked Chardonnay

50th Parallel Estate Winery

2017

Unparalleled Pinot Noir

SpearHead Winery

2018

Chardonnay Clone 95

Purchase Wine »

Red Rooster Winery

2018

Rare Bird Series Malbec

Red Rooster Winery

2018

Rare Bird Series Merlot

Peller Estates Winery

2019

Family Reserve Chardonnay

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2019

Chardonnay

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2019

Whisky Oak Aged Chardonnay

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2019

The Great Red

Gray Monk Estate Winery

2017

Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

2018

Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc

Sandhill Wines

2019

Pinot Gris Terroir Driven Wine

Sandhill Wines

2019

Sovereign Opal Terroir Driven Wine

Sandhill Wines

2019

Rosé Terroir Driven Wine

Sandhill Wines

2019

Single Vineyard Viognier 'Osprey Ridge Vineyard'

Sandhill Wines

2017

Single Vineyard Petit Verdot 'Osprey Ridge Vineyard'

Sandhill Wines

2019

Riesling Icewine

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

2019

Varietal Series Chardonnay

Purchase Wine »

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

2019

Hands Up Red

Scorched Earth Winery

2019

Bearly Blushing Rosé of Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

2018

Lover's Lane Merlot

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

2018

Royal Engineers Petit Verdot

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

2018

Florence Pinot Noir

Serendipity Winery

2013

Serendipity Merlot

Upper Bench Estate Winery

2017

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Painted Rock Estate Winery

2017

Cabernet Sauvignon

Ruby Blues Winery

2019

Pinot Gris

Ruby Blues Winery

2019

Viognier

Stoneboat Pinot House

2016

Rock Opera Reserve

Fort Berens Estate Winery

2018

Meritage Reserve

Moraine Estate Winery

2019

Chardonnay

Moraine Estate Winery

2019

Late Harvest Merlot

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2019

Platinum Block 3 Riesling

Purchase Wine »

CedarCreek Estate Winery

2018

Platinum Haynes Vineyard Syrah

Purchase Wine »

Stag's Hollow Winery

2018

Pinot Noir Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard

Purchase Wine »

Van Westen Vineyards

2017

Vivre la Vie

Deep Cove Winery

2017

Cabernet Sauvignon

Hillside Winery

2019

Heritage Viognier

Little Engine Wines

2019

Silver Sauvignon Blanc

Purchase Wine »

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

2018

Pinot Noir

Hester Creek Estate Winery

2018

Terra Unica Cabernet Syrah

Hester Creek Estate Winery

2019

Terra Unica Sémillon

Enrico Winery

2017

Coronet

Nighthawk Vineyards

2019

Late Harvest Gewürztraminer

Coolshanagh Vineyards

2016

Chardonnay

Gold Hill Winery

2014

Cabernet Franc

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2018

Pinot Blanc

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2018

Pinot Gris

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2019

Sauvignon Blanc

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2018

Pinot Noir

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2019

Ehrenfelser

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2018

Cellar Series Alize

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2018

Cellar Series Aura

Lake Breeze Vineyards

2017

Cellar Series Mistral

Church & State Wines

2018

Coyote Bowl Series Chardonnay

Church & State Wines

2019

Estate Series Rosé

Church & State Wines

2018

Estate Series Viognier

Church & State Wines

2018

Estate Series Pinot Gris

Maan Farms Estate Winery

2019

Strawberry Rhubarb

La Casa Bianca Winery

2019

Vin de Noix - Black Walnut

Purchase Wine »

Plot Wines

2019

Sauvignon Blanc

Purchase Wine »

Ciao Bella Winery

2018

Pinot Nero

Ciao Bella Winery

2019

Pinot Rosé

Quails' Gate Estate Winery

2018

Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir

Purchase Wine »

Quails' Gate Estate Winery

2018

Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay

Purchase Wine »

Quails' Gate Estate Winery

2018

Rosemary's Block Chardonnay

Purchase Wine »

Chaberton Estate Winery

2019

Estate Grown Madeleine Sylvaner

Purchase Wine »

Chaberton Estate Winery

2019

Estate Grown Siegerrebe

Purchase Wine »

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

2019

Reserve Chardonnay

Liber Farm and Winery

2017

Grand Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Purchase Wine »
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Rafe Mair
October 16 2020
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes Record-Breaking Number of Wines, Honours Rafe Mair

For immediate release (KELOWNA, BC) October 16, 2020 -The third annual 2020 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awardswere...


More Details

BC’s Largest and Most Prestigious Wine Competition Coming to Kelowna
August 16 2020
BC’s Largest and Most Prestigious Wine Competition Coming to Kelowna

For Immediate Release Okanagan Wine Festivals Societyto host an A-list of wine judges (KELOWNA, BC)August 12, 2020–On September 23-25,...


More Details

Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge
April 15 2020
Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge

Immediate Release Virtual Okanagan Wine Dinner Challenge! (April 8, 2020, Kelowna, BC) April is BC Wine month, so let's share the love for...


More Details

Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27
March 12 2020
Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27

MEDIA RELEASE Get your tickets for the fourth annual Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan June 27 Suggested...


More Details

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.


Our great sponsors

  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor
  • sponsor