VANCOUVER — Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon received a Gold medal at the 2017 International Competition of Cabernets (Concours International Des Cabernets, or CIDC) in Paris. This B.C. VQA wine was the only Canadian wine to achieve this ranking.
CIDC is devoted exclusively to all forms of Cabernet, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Dorio and Cabernet Blanc. At this year’s event an expert panel of 27 sommeliers — all of whom are members of the Union de la Sommellerie Française (UDSF) — blind tasted 250 international wines made from Cabernet. A total of 33 wines were awarded Gold medals at the event.