WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — Mission Hill Family Estate is the winner of the coveted Winery-of-the-Year title at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards, where it beat out more than 1,800 wines from 259 wineries in Canada. Mission Hill also collected an unprecedented 18 medals in the competition, including two Platinum Medals, six Gold Medals and seven Silver Medals for its portfolio of luxury wines.
The National Wine Awards of Canada is the nation’s largest and most-prestigious wine competition. The rigorous judging process is led by wine writers, educators and sommeliers in the country who bestowed top honours on Mission Hill for the fifth time in the history of the competition.
“The Winery-of-the-Year designation is as big as it gets in Canadian wine,” says David Lawrason, co-chairman of the National Wine Awards. “We’re very impressed that the performance of Mission Hill Family Estate led all others in 2019 with an incredible 18 medals. Never in the history of this competition has a winning winery amassed such an array of medals that range across wine styles, grape varieties and price points.”
The Winery-of-the-Year title is the culmination of Mission Hill winning Platinum Medals for the 2017 Terroir Collection Jagged Rock Vineyard Chardonnay and 2017 Perpetua Chardonnay, as well as Gold and Silver Medals for the 2016 Quatrain, 2016 Compendium, 2016 Prospectus Pinot Noir and several vintages from Mission Hill’s Terroir Collection and Reserve Tier.