KELOWNA, B.C. — The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has announced the results of the British Columbia Wine Awards — the province’s oldest and largest wine competition.
The competition featured a record 624 wine entries from more than 90 B.C. wineries. Ten well-respected wine judges worked for four days to choose bronze, silver, gold and platinum winners as well as the the Premier’s Award — the best overall wine of 2016.
This year’s completion saw six platinum medals awarded to the wines determined to be the top one per cent of the entries. This year’s platinum winners are:
- CedarCreek Estate Winery – The Last Word, Red Meritage Blend 2013
- Deep Roots Winery – Syrah 2014
- Mission Hill Family Estate – Reserve Chardonnay, Chardonnay 2014
- Red Rooster Winery – Riesling 2015
- Road 13 Vineyards – Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2012
- SpierHead Winery – Pinot Noir Cuvee, Pinot Noir 2014
- Summerhill Pyramid Winery – Cipes Blanc De Blanc, Sparkling Chardonnay 2010
- Time Estate Winery – Syrah 2013
SpeirHead Winery’s Pinot Noir Cuvée, 2014 also received the Premier’s Award. A complete list of the competition’s finalists can be found at thewinefestivals.com.