BEAMSVILLE, Ont. — Beamsville, Ont.-based Thirty Bench winemakers took home top prize for its 2015 Small Lot Cabernet Franc with a Best-in-Show medal at this year’s Decanter World Wide Awards — the world’s largest and most prestigious wine competition. During the competition, more than 16,000 wines from more than 60 countries were blind-tasted and scored by world-renowned judges.
Thirty Bench is the only Canadian winery to be awarded Best in Show at this year’s competition and the first-ever Canadian winery to win for the Cabernet Franc varietal.
“The recognition from the international wine community demonstrates our commitment to producing premium wines grown exclusively within the Beamsville Bench appellation,” says Emma Garner, winemaker, Thirty Bench. “It’s an honour for our Cabernet Franc — which is hand-picked and organically farmed — to be recognized by such accomplished judges as one of the best wines in the world.”