The Royal Toasts Niagara College


TORONTO — The Niagara College Teaching Winery is the toast of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s 7th annual wine competition.

The student-run winery took home Best in Show Red and Best in Show Overall prizes for its 2012 Dean’s List Merlot. “It is a real honour to be recognized for such a prestigious wine award, particularly with consideration to the wide field of extremely high-quality VQA wines from well-established Ontario wineries that this competition attracts,” said Gavin Robertson, winemaker at the Niagara College Teaching Winery.

Other winners include Port Dover-based Frisky and Gamble Cellars, winning Best in Show White for its Smoke and Gamble Chardonnay, Vineland Ont.-based Megalomaniac Winery took Best in Show Rosé for its Pink Slip Rosé and Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery in Jordan, Ont. won Best in Show Dessert for its Howard’s Vidal.

Further judging results can be found at

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